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Millions in damage to public infrastructure due to accidents recorded

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has recorded over GYD$22 million in damage to public infrastructure due to accidents with a large portion of that sum falling directly within the East Coast Demerara Public Road Widening Improvement Project. Technical Services Manager of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Nigel Erskine told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News Online that over $19 ...

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Govt to establish committee to look at protecting Georgetown against floods

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government plans to give serious attention to protecting Guyana’s capital city, Georgetown, from rising sea levels by establishing an inter-ministerial committee to look at developing a plan to address the issue. This announcement was made by Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall who said that it is the view and mandate of the new ...

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Tax reductions, incentives being considered -Finance Minister

Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday announced that the value added tax (VAT) is likely to be reduced to 12 percent as part of an overall package of tax reductions and concessions on building materials and certain productive sectors. Jordan, who has been on the 2020 election campaign trail, told a sod-turning ceremony for two internationally-branded hotels, that corporation and ...

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East Demerara road will eventually be extended to Rosignol

The Guyana government has received an extension on a loan from the Exim Bank of India for the East Coast Demerara road to be widened and upgraded all the way to Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson says. Government’s Department of Public Information reported that the decision will see expansion works being extended from the original end-point ...

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No place for incompetent, corrupt ministers in law-abiding PPP gov’t -Irfaan Ali

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali on Sunday night vowed that if he wins the general elections in March, he would not tolerate incompetent and corrupt ministers and that his administration would obey the laws and Guyana’s constitution. “I know that I will not be a president that surrounds himself by ministers who are incompetent and corrupt. ...

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Harbour bridge workers trying to remove fallen utility poles

Workers at the Demerara Harbour Bridge were Tuesday night working feverishly to remove several utility poles that fell from a truck, restricting two-way traffic to a single lane, General Manager of the bridge, Rolston Adams said. He said efforts were underway to move equipment to the location where the poles fell so that they could be removed. Adams said traffic ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge resumes full operation

The Demerara Harbour Bridge has resumed full operation following Monday’s incident involving a barge and a tug that resulted in extensive damage. “The hard working and tireless staff of DHBC have completed the realignment of the damaged bridge,” the Bridge management said in a statement. All vehicles, including laden and unladen trucks under 18 tonnes are now allowed to transit ...

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Harbour bridge reopens from 6 pm

The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be reopened to cars, minibuses, motorcycles and small canters from 6 pm Tuesday evening, the Minister of Public Infrastructure said. While the General Manager of the Bridge Corporation, Rolston Adams declined to state a fixed date when marine retraction will be allowed, he said that retraction would resume once systems are in place to ...

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Harbour bridge incident disrupts city’s garbage collection

Scheduled garbage collection in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown has been disrupted as a result of the damage to the Demerara Harbour Bridge. The Georgetown City Council says that’s because Puran Brothers is based in Region Three (West Demerara). Areas now experiencing a build-up of uncollected garbage are Kitty, Subryanville and the commercial district of Central Georgetown. City Hall says it is ...

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Damaged harbour bridge restricted to light traffic from Tuesday – Minister Patterson

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said works on the severely-damaged Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) would be completed by the latest Tuesday morning, allowing for the resumption of light traffic flow across the Demerara River. The minister gave an update on the situation at the DHB Monday morning on Guyana’s national, state-owned television and radio broadcasting corporation, National Communications Network. ...

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