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GUYANA: Recalibration Required between Central Government and Georgetown

Stabroek News

By Stabroek News Editorial – June 10, 2022     

The PPP has never reconciled itself to the fact that Georgetown, the capital city, is under the control of the PNC now APNU with the AFC in tow. It is not a reality which is going to change in a hurry; the demographics are what they are and this is a universe where ethnicity largely dictates voting patterns. The southern wards of George-town are the APNU heartland, and while far more Indians and members of other groups live in the city than ever used to be the case, they will not outnumber the African population for the foreseeable future.

Twenty-three years in office saw the PPP/C starving the capital of funds so the rubbish mounted up on street corners and one Minister of Local Government infamously declared that he would be happy if there was a health crisis as a consequence because it would supply a justification for removing the City Council. It was the most open acknowledgement from the ruling party of what they were trying to achieve in Georgetown. Miraculously, however, there was no health crisis, and so the central government continued to operate in what the citizenry regarded as punishment mode.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown: City vending – One of the most pressing issues – Commentary

City Hall – Georgetown

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The announcement last Thursday (February 18, 2021), that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was moving to implement a policy to regularise vending in Georgetown should have come as no surprise to anyone.

In fact, if anything, some might have questioned what took Mayor Ubraj Narine so long. One of the just four mayors Georgetown has had over the past three-plus decades, it was almost a given. He had to step up to address what is one of the city’s most pressing issues: vending.

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Guyana Gov’t to establish committee to look at protecting Georgetown against floods

City Hall – Georgetown

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 government that they will have to work towards protecting Georgetown from floods.      Continue reading

Guyana: Georgetown Mayor cites need for greater accountability at City Hall

 — steps taken to establish audit committee

Mayor Ubraj Narine

During a recent statutory meeting, Narine demanded an answer from City Treasurer, John Douglas, why the current receipts are not carrying City Hall’s TIN. The Mayor pointed out to the fact that the laws governing the municipality require for TIN to be affixed to the receipts.   Continue reading

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