Mayor vetoes Town Clerk’s order for sale of seawall spots for Easter holiday

Mayor Hamilton Green said there will be no sale of spots for Easter Monday activities along the seawall and the public is free to utilise any section of the area in keeping with tradition.

Last week Wednesday, Green issued a memo to Town Clerk Carol Sooba, informing her that contrary to a press release purportedly signed by her on March 31 advertising the sale of spots along the seawall from between the Seawall Band Stand to the University of Guyana road, the public will continue in keeping with established tradition.

The mayor said he understands that instructions have been given to commence the sale of spots from Tuesday April 1 to Saturday April 20 for “Persons operating for the purpose of vending, picnicking, kite flying or otherwise.” However, he recalled that during discussions with the City Council’s Finance Committee, no agreement had been made for the sale of spots. “Beyond this, your notice is unclear whether these spots include vending, picnicking and kite flying. The final paragraph of your letter implies that vending, picnicking and kite flying are all inter-related,” he said.

The memo was copied to Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker, the City Treasurer and Chief Constable.







More in Local News


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram about to be handed over to local enforcement officials by the Suriname police. Inset is the information page in the fake passport for “David Persaud” that was being used by the fugitive. (Royston Drakes photos)

    Dataram, wife returned to Guyana

  2. Back in court: In this Keno George composite photo, Barry Dataram (left) and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine at court yesterday to answer three charges including fleeing the jurisdiction.

    Dataram to serve eight years in jail after guilty plea to new charges

  3. Yansen Brusche

    Ulverston mom of four stabbed to death by children’s father

  4. Ameer Subrati

    Man dies after bandits target overseas-based couple at Herstelling

  5. US Ambassador Perry Holloway and Finance Minister Winston Jordan shake hands after the signing of the agreement yesterday.

    Guyana inks pact for reporting to IRS on holdings of US citizens

  6. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Crime has never been this bad – Jagdeo

  7. Updated: Man dies after bandits attack overseas-based Guyanese at Herstelling

  8. Barry Dataram

    Datarams getaway passports had been issued to other people

  9. Dr. Prudence Lewis-Bhola

    Prudence Lewis-Bhola appointed as CEO of broadcasting authority

Recommended For You