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Daily Archives: Sunday, 17 June 2018, 23:50

Guyana abandons current Demerara Bridge proposals; goes after four-lane, fixed bridge

The Guyana government has scrapped plans to build a new three-lane bridge across the Demerara Bridge and has instead decided to ask for fresh proposals to construct a fixed four-lane crossing, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Sunday. “The reason why I think the decision has been made to go back out is because we didn’t want to disqualify a whole ...

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GRA takes no blame for delay in MovieTowne’s opening; refused to grant backdated concessions

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 June 2018, 22:26 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Sunday denied that it was responsible for  the delay in the opening of the US$40 million MovieTowne because equipment and seating were at wharves for weeks awaiting “simple signatures”. Commissioner-General of the GRA, Godfrey Statia, said while guided by the rules of confidentiality, ...

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Flood-hit Wakenaam residents demand compensation from river defence contractor

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 June 2018, 21:45 by Denis Chabrol The managers of a mosque and at least 12 residents at Wakenaam Island want a river defence contractor to compensate them for damage and destruction caused by a flood due to poor quality works, officials said Sunday night. Chairman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council at Wakenaam, Sheik Ahmad told ...

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Govt orders contractor to fix Wakenaam river defence breach before next high tide; flood impact assessment promised

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:40 by Denis Chabrol As residents and businesses in a section of Wakenaam grapple with the impact of severe flooding due to what they said was poor river defence work by a contractor, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson has ordered the contractor to fix the breach before the next high tide. “I ...

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