Tag Archives: City of Georgetown

Republic Arch recommissioned

As Guyana prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 23 as a Republic, the Republic Arch in the capital city, Georgetown, was recommissioned. The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion recently rehabilitated the landmark. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Friday noted that the arch – a symbol of national pride – was situated amidst historic architecture including ...

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European techniques for improving Georgetown

Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, is poised to learn a few strategies from northern Europe, under the auspices of an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-sponsored seminar, “Urban Workshop: Learning from the Nordic Experience” taking place this week in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malm√∂, Sweden, City Hall said Tuesday. Deputy Mayor, Alfred Mentore, along with other Latin American and the Caribbean mayors and municipal technical ...

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Justice Kennard owed for extended City Hall formal inquiry

Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Cecil Kennard is demanding an additional GYD$1.2 million for the extended Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of the Georgetown City administration, but he will have to wait until later this year, Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Commission (LGC), Andrew Garnett said Monday. Kennard has already been paid GYD$1.2 million for the initial ...

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Attorney-at-law asks City Hall for GYD$250,000 monthly payment under Royston King-inked contract

Attorney-at-Law, Maxwell Edwards is asking the Georgetown City Council to pay him the GYD$250,000 per month he says he is owed in keeping with an agreement he had with recently-dismissed Town Clerk, Royston King. The claim was brought to the attention of the Mayor and Councillors at their extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday by Town Clerk, Sharon Harry. Referring to ...

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City Council agrees to cancel Bourda Market cleansing contract; rationalise municipal cleansing staff

The Georgetown City Council on Wednesday agreed to cancel a contract for cleaning Bourda Market, after concerns were raised that the municipality could not afford to pay GYD$2 million per week, despite suggestions that negotiations continue for a lower fee. None of the councillors voted against the call to cancel the contract with Dartmouth Skips Rental after Mayor Ubraj Narine ...

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City Council seemingly tolerates vending by waste dumpsters; pickup strategy needed – PSC official

Even as the Georgetown City Council and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) grapple with the garbage disposal problem facing the commercial sector of the town, City Hall appears to be unmindful of vendors selling outside Stabroek Market alongside a foul-smelling garbage collection site which potentially threatens produce contamination and poses a health risk. This situation had been brought to the ...

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