City vendors to now pay $3000 registration fee

Vendors plying their trade in the Capital City are now required to register with the Mayor and City Council.

According to a notice published by the Council all street vendors will also be required to pay a registration fee of $3,000.

In addition, they are required to produce identification cards, their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Certificate and two passport photographs in order to complete the registration. Continue reading City vendors to now pay $3000 registration fee

No prior notice given as City Officials dismantle stalls at Merriman Mall

A group of vendors who ply their trade at the Merriman Mall were left in a state of disbelief after their stalls were destroyed by City Officials. The vendors who operate at an area between Cummings Street and North Road made the discovery on Thursday morning.

The dismantling operation, which reportedly occurred on Wednesday evening at approximately 22:30h was allegedly carried out by a team of City Constables led by Town Clerk Royston King. Continue reading No prior notice given as City Officials dismantle stalls at Merriman Mall

GECOM Chairman Imbroglio: Granger relying on the provisions of 1980 Burnham Constitution

Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, said that President David Granger has not responded to his request for clarification on what he meant by saying that the six names he submitted as the nominees for GECOM Chair “do not seem” to confirm with constitutional requirements, nor has he responded to his request for an urgent meeting on the matter.

This was relayed at a news conference held on Thursday at Freedom House, Robb Street where stated  that as Opposition Leader, he is clear on the interpretation on the constitutional requirements for submitting the list of nominees. “It is clear to me,” he said. Continue reading GECOM Chairman Imbroglio: Granger relying on the provisions of 1980 Burnham Constitution

PPP concerned by President’s rejection of list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expressed its concerns regarding the rejection of a list of six persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be selected that was earlier submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.

In a statement issued on Monday the party said that the reasons offered for the rejection are “bewildering”.

According to media reports President Granger in announcing his rejection of the list said that the relevant act in the constitution mentions the word ‘judge’ four times and that none of the names submitted are current or former judges. Continue reading PPP concerned by President’s rejection of list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

City Teachers to pay over $24,000 in monthly Parking meter fees – Union expresses concern

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) believes that the placement of parking meters around the city will place an additional financial burden on its members. It plans to raise its concerns with City officials within the next few weeks.

“Teachers have been calling since the idea of the parking meter started coming around, teachers have been calling trying to find out what is going to be in place for them because teachers have been looking at their meager salaries and they are saying we already cannot balance ourselves with the salaries we are Continue reading City Teachers to pay over $24,000 in monthly Parking meter fees – Union expresses concern

Norton says Red House situation should’ve been handled by Gov’t differently

Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton broke ranks with the ruling administration when he told a local publication that Government’s approach to the Red House matter should have been handled differently.

Norton was quoted by the Guyana Times as stated during an exclusive interview that the actions taken by the Government were too extreme. Continue reading Norton says Red House situation should’ve been handled by Gov’t differently

Granger rejects list of GECOM nominees – Opposition Leader to formally respond

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo received formal correspondence from President David Granger indicating his non-acceptance of a list of nominees for the Chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday, January 9, 2017. Continue reading Granger rejects list of GECOM nominees – Opposition Leader to formally respond