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Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

No payment for tax review committee -Finance Minister

The Ministry of Finance has not allocated specific funds to facilitate the work of the important Tax Review Committee which is to provide feedback on the country’s current tax state before any action could be taken to reform it. This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who told Demerara Waves Tuesday August 25 that the committee will be using ...

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Prime Minister’s concerns about Guyana Chronicle headline raises spectre of political interference

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Tuesday evening acknowledged that he is “very, very concerned” about a headline in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle and strongly suggested that the paper must toe the government line. Nagamootoo, however, denied that he spoke with the Chronicle reporter, Derwayne Wills about his concerns concerning the headline ‘Gov’t blunders on Budget Estimates … violates laws assented to ...

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MPs clash over name of REOs

Government and opposition members of the Committee of Supply of the National Assembly clashed on Tuesday as several opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) demanded that Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, reveal the names of the current Regional Executive Officers (REOs) of the Ten (10) Administrative Regions. The opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) believes that government is actively replacing REOs ...

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Alleged killer of Montrose granny remanded

The man, who bludgeoned a 77-year old woman to death with a spanner was Tuesday arraigned on a murder charge. Colin Alleyne was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared in the Sparendaam Magistrates Court. He was remanded to prison until September 27, 2015 by Magistrarte Zamana Ally. Alleyne, who was captured on Saturday last at ...

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Opposition row over “limited” budgetary questions, Speaker says his integrity not a question

Whether covertly or overtly, jabs have been taken regarding the direction of Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Barton Scotland as the opposition claims their questions on the 2015 budget are being limited. The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) side of the House has made this complaint more than once. General Secretary of the PPP and opposition member, Clement ...

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Four charged for robbing mining camp

Four men have been arrested ad charged with robbing a mining camp of raw gold, a gun and ammunition at Oku Backdam, Cuyuni last week. Police said the four men were arrestd on August 22, 2015 in connection with the incident on August 17, 2015. The items stolen include a .32 pistol and ammunition, a quantity of raw gold, and cell ...

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Two robbed at gunpoint while repairing vehicle

One of three men, who allegedly seized the opportunity of two men while they were repairing a vehicle, and robbed them at gun-point has been arrested. Police said that at about 1:30 AM, Tuesday August 25, 2015, three men on bicycles, one of whom was armed with a handgun, held up Vijay Pitamber of Enmore, and Ajay Sewdat of Foulis, ...

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No funding formula until local government elections

Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) are demanding that government allocate the 2015 subventions to Guyana’s 65 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and 6 Municipalities in accordance with the Fiscal Transfer Act which was passed and assented to in 2013. Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan, however, is suggesting that the formula will be employed after the holding of local government elections. As the ...

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Building identified for GGMC “condemned”, likely to be “pulled down”

An incomplete building that was earmarked to ease cramped  working conditions being experienced by staff of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has been condemned and would possibly be demolished. Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman made the announcement in response to questions by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) frontbencher, Odinga Lumumba during consideration of the estimates of expenditure for ...

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Some NCN workers to be sent home

Several employees of the National Communications Network (NCN) are to be sent home in the coming months from the loss-making State-owned radio and television broadcaster, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced Monday night. He said a number of the 163 NCN employees, who were hired to do propaganda work for the then ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would be rationalized ...

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