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Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

Judgements granted in favour of Guyana Revenue Authority

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) obtained several judgments over a number of years against defaulting taxpayers for outstanding taxes (PAYE & VAT). The judgment debtors include but are not limited to the following taxpayers- 1.      COPS Guyana Limited – $433,66,071 (PAYE) 2.      Guyana Stores Limited – $354,184,590 (Corporate and other taxes) 3.      Didco Trading Co. $59,257,183 (PAYE) 4.      Ian Edwards ...

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Bartica boat captain drowns

A Bartica speedboat operator drowned Thursday morning while navigating the Cuyuni Rapids to an interior location, according to well-placed sources. He has been identified as 49-year old Carey Persaud of Four Miles Housing Scheme. Nothing happened to the several passengers because, on instructions, they exited the vessel and walked around the rapids. The boat was heading from Bartica to an ...

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Early elections in the air- Luncheon

In the face of the ongoing opposition veto of major infrastructure projects and cuts in two national budgets, the Guyana government appeared set to call early general election in the hope of regaining a simple parliamentary majority. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon said government and the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) were responding to the mood ...

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Hotelier among several arrested in marijuana bust

A hotelier is among several persons arrested in connection with the discovery of eight kilogrammes of marijuana at La Familia Hotel, South Ruimveldt, according to well-placed sources. Contrary to an earlier report, the owner of the hotel was not charged in connection with the drug-find. Others among the five persons are also expected to be charged following the operation, which ...

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CCJ judgement will shift way business is conducted in Community – CARICOM Secretary-General

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has called on CARICOM Member States that have not taken the necessary steps to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) their final court of appeal, to do so. Ambassador LaRocque was speaking during a conference at the University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday hosted ...

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Female pioneer aviators honoured

Eight outstanding women in the local aviation sector were Wednesday evening honoured for their sterling contributions and for paving the way for other Guyanese women to be a part of this reputable field. These illustrious pioneers are: Cheryl Moore, who became the country’s first female military pilot in 1977, Beverley Drake, the first female commercial pilot in that same year, ...

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EU, IICA sign deal to strengthen Caribbean food standards

The European Union (EU) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) have signed an agreement which will see the regional bloc providing some 11.7 million euros to boost Caribbean food access to the EU markets. The agreement was signed Wednesday night as the Caribbean Week of Agriculture activities continued in Georgetown, Guyana. Head of the EU Delegation Guyana ...

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