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Daily Archives: August 23, 2015

GMSA appeals to govt to reexamine US$M payment to Surinamese beverage company

The Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA) wishes to place in the public domain our strong recommendation for a re-examination of the decision by Government to accede to the demands by the Surinamese company, RUDISA Beverages for a refund of some US$6M representing the Environmental Tax (E-Tax) paid to Guyana.   This demand is based on a May 2014 ruling by ...

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UG appoints new Registrar; plans key reforms

The University of Guyana (UG) has appointed a new Registrar who has accumulated a wealth of experience in a similar post in Grenada and plans to spearhead a number of key reforms to better serve the students and make the institution more relevant to the needs of the country and the wider Caribbean. He is Dr. Nigel C. Gravesande, a ...

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Granny Carmen’s killer caught, confesses to being a hitman

The man, who bludgeoned a 77-year old woman, has been caught and he has since confessed that he was hired by one of her relatives for GUY$700,000 to kill her and search the house for property documents. Police sources said Colin Semple and two other persons were arrested at a house at Guyhoc, Georgetown. He confessed to killing Danrasie “Carmen” ...

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Guyana to get modern Intellectual Property legislation within one year

Days after another outcry by musicians that an outdated copyright law is preventing them from earning a decent living, government announced that it would pass modern Intellectual Property legislation within a year. Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine made the announcement on Friday during his contribution to the 2015 National Budget debate. “We can’t afford to, ...

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