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Daily Archives: July 22, 2014

Caribbean tax essay winners announced

The Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administration (COTA) on Monday announced the winners of the essay competition that was launched earlier this year under the theme “The tax code is a road map for law abiding citizens and businesses to pay what they legally owe, not an obstacle course to be gamed and gotten around”. This competition was aimed at stimulating ...

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Comedian Habeeb Khan dies

Veteran Guyanese comedian, Habeeb Khan died early Tuesday morning at his East Bank Demerara home after a prolonged illness. He was 78. Khan’s close friend and broadcaster, Merano Isaacs, confirmed that the comedian died at his home at Friendship with his wife , Doris, by his bedside shortly after midnight Monday. He recalled that Khan was in recent years very ...

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UG students to pay higher tuition fees

Most new and continuing University of Guyana (UG) students will have to pay higher tuition fees from this academic year to help the institution provide a higher quality of education at a time of rising operational costs and inflation. UG said in a statement that new students would have to pay GUY$210,000 per academic year and continuing students GUY$180,000 over ...

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PNCR to allow one member-one vote

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) intends to amend its constitution to abolish delegate voting and instead allow a system of one member-one vote, party General Secretary Oscar Clarke said Tuesday. He said that would be one of the key recommendations to be tabled by the Constitutional Reform Committee at the PNCR’s 18th Biennial Congress to be held from July ...

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High Court frees schoolboy of murder, State appeals

The High Court on Tuesday freed a 19-year old man, who was charged with the murder of his lessons classmate, on the basis of no-case submissions but the Prosecution immediately appealed the case. Justice Diana Insanally then granted Samuel Cornelius GUY$300,000 bail pending the commencement of the appeal. Cornelius is accused of stabbing to death Anfernee Bowman in February 27, ...

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Ex fireman jailed for wounding colleague

An ex fireman was Monday convicted and jailed for feloniously wounding one of his colleagues more than one year ago. Twenty-four year old Dellon Harris of 91 Best Road, West Coast Demerara was found guilty and sentenced to 48 months by City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gust. Ten witnesses testified in the case against him for wounding Cedrick Bradshaw on January ...

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