Parking Meter by-laws suspended with immediate effect; Police instructed to prevent clamping of vehicles by City Council

In an extraordinary move, the Government of Guyana has called in the Police Force to protect citizens and their vehicles from being restrained by the Georgetown City Council, in wake of the Council’s decision to continue with the implementation of the parking meter project against the wishes of the Cabinet. In a statement this evening, […]

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Granger rules out activists and persons with political affiliation for GECOM top job

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, has turned to members of various civil society groups to assist him in coming up with nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. In a statement this evening, the Opposition Leader’s Office announced that Mr. Jagdeo has already held discussions with 55 representatives from 33 civil society […]

British government assisting Guyana with training of local immigration officers

Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix, has urged local Immigration Officers to let professionalism, courtesy and efficiency become their watchwords, as the Risk and Liaison Overseas Network (RALON) Border Awareness Training Programme for Immigration Officers commenced at the Police Officers’ Training Complex, on Monday. Minister Felix, who delivered the opening remarks at the event, said […]

City Council votes for more time to study legal opinion against Bulkan’s suspension of parking meter by-laws

The Georgetown City Council used its extraordinary statutory meeting on Monday to vote for more time to be taken to study legal advice offered by its Attorney about the move by the Minister of Communities to suspend the metered parking by-laws. The meeting was presided over by outgoing Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan, who is performing […]

Guyana among eight C’bbean states to benefit from CDB US$40M poverty reduction programme

Guyana will be among eight Caribbean States that will benefit from a recently announced, $40 Million in funding for poverty reduction in the region through the Basic Needs Trust Fund. According to a statement from the Caribbean Development Bank, the resources will support improved access to quality education; water and sanitation; basic community access and […]

Government suspends Parking Meter By-laws

The Government of Guyana, through Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, has suspended the by-laws for the parking meter system in Georgetown, effectively suspending the paid parking system. The move came on Friday as the administration pressed the City Council to suspend the entire contract, but appeared to have been getting a push back from the […]

Venezuela’s Energy and Petroleum Commission condemns oil exploration in Guyana’s waters

Venezuela’s national newspapers, El Nacional, is reporting that the country’s Energy and Petroleum Commission of its National Assembly has approved an agreement rejecting the oil operations in the Essequibo region by the Government of Guyana. The Commission is convinced that the ongoing oil exploration violates the Geneva agreement of 1966 and Article 10 of The […]