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Daily Archives: August 22, 2015

Tax review begins

Guyana has begun reviewing a raft of taxes, even as government opted to forgo almost GUY$1 billion in revenue as a result of the zero-rating of several basic consumer items from the Value Added Tax (VAT). Finance Minister, Winston Jordan announced at the close of the 2015 National Budget debate that the establishment of the Tax Review Committee marked the ...

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Eight arrested for cocaine, ganja busts

At about 2030h. last night Friday August 21, 2015, ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch arrested two female Guyanese passengers who were on an outgoing flight at the Ogle International Airport after 1 kilogram 372 grams and 976 grams of cocaine, respectively, were found in their possession. They are in police custody assisting with the investigations. And at about 0100h. ...

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“In two or three years the economy will flat-line”- Jagdeo forecasts

Immediately after pledging solemnly to work with the government to improve the lives of Guyanese, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and his colleague People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians walked out of the House. During in his estimated 90-minute contribution to the 2015 National Debate, Jagdeo lambasted the Finance Minister Winston Jordan for crafting a budget that would fail to stimulate ...

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Jagdeo touts sovereignty over Essequibo, active communication with Venezuela

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night appealed to the government to rethink its position to scrap plans to build the almost US$1 billion Amaila Falls Hydro-power station, saying it would have consolidated Guyana’s sovereignty over the Essequibo Region. “This is the ultimate expression of sovereignty,” said Jagdeo, a former President of this South American country that has a long-running border ...

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Protest erupts at Corentyne village where female farmer was shot dead

Less than one day after a Corentyne farmer was shot dead during an attempted robbery at her home, protest erupted at Number 45 Village, Corentyne and was later quelled by police. Residents there blocked the road with wood and burnt tires, demanding improved security and the resignation of Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and the three-month old coalition-led government. Slogans ...

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PPP, Opposition Leader get more time for 2015 Budget

In the face of mounting criticisms that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) was being muzzled, government Friday night agreed to increase the number of hours for the opposition to scrutinize the allocations in the 2015 National Budget. Government Chief Whip, Amna Ally also told reporters that Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s allocation for his contribution to the debate would be ...

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