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Guyana Youth Corps to be re-established -Pres. Granger

President David Granger, today, announced that he will re-establish the Guyana Youth Corps on January 1, 2018, to empower the nation’s youth and provide them with the skills needed to prepare them for the work force and equip them to aid in the development of Guyana. The Head of State made this announcement at the […]

Clamping of vehicles and fines suspended as City Hall prepares to offer lower fees and engage public on parking meter

-by Handel Duncan- Following Wednesday’s meeting between the Government and City Hall, Minister of State Joseph Harmon today announced that several steps will be taken by the municipality to address the complaints of concerned citizens. One of the initial steps is to have the punitive aspect of the Parking Meeting programme suspended. “That is to […]

Animal welfare Bill sent to Special Select Committee

The Animal Welfare Bill of 2016 was sent to a Special Parliamentary Select Committee for further consideration, on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder and repeated calls from the Opposition side of the house following Thursday’s lengthy debate. In presenting the Bill, Minister Holder said animal welfare is an issue of high […]

Parking Meter Protesters want revocation and not reduction

The lunchtime protest against parking meters in Georgetown continued today with a much larger crowd gathered outside City Hall. This time, there were no counter protesters but hundreds more joined the Movement Against Parking Meters, as they declared that they now want a revocation of the parking meter system and not a reduction in the […]

President meets City Mayor and Town Clerk on Parking Meter concerns; Reduced rates to be announced soon

(MOTP)  Following the public outcry over the implementation of the parking meters project in the Georgetown, President David Granger, on Wednesday afternoon, convened a meeting with the City’s Mayor, Ms. Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk, Mr. Royston King at State House. Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, Minister of Communities, Mr. Ronald Bulkan and Attorney […]

British High Commissioner urges greater fight against money laundering and corruption in Guyana

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn believes that corruption and money laundering are still problems in Guyana that ought not to be ignored. He made the comments this morning  at a seminar on Anti-Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Recovery, which was organized by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). The High Commissioner reasoned that […]

AFC calls for suspension of parking meter implementation

While saying that it is “neither supportive nor against the implementation of paid metered parking in Georgetown”, the Alliance For Change wants the City Council to suspend the implementation of the Parking Meter system. In a statement this afternoon, the party which makes up the coalition government and sits as the coalition majority on the […]

First Lady encourages women of the GDF to continue being competent in execution of their duties

First Lady, Sandra Granger, today, urged officers of the Guyana Defence Force’s Women’s Army Corps to continue to be competent in the execution of their duties. Mrs. Granger was at the time speaking at the 50th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service for the Women’s Army Corps. She said the formation of the Women’s Army Corps 50 years ago […]