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Daily Archives: January 21, 2016

Fired Kurshid Sattaur wants all his benefits

Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kurshid Sattaur, who has been fired from the top post at the tax collection agency, Thursday said he now wants to be paid all his benefits after he has been “discarded and ridiculed” seven months ahead of his retirement. “I am therefore very much relieved that the Board probably sensing my discomfort has ...

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Decomposed body of missing Venezuelan soldier found in Cuyuni River

The decomposed body of a missing Venezuelan soldier was Thursday morning found in the Cuyuni River in Guyana near the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) location and handed over to the military of that neighbouring Spanish-speaking nation, the Ministry of the Presidency said. On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately 8:10 hours, Private W. Zamora, an enlisted rank of the Venezuelan ...

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Speaker denies PPP motion to debate Wales Estate closure

 As the National Assembly got along with its business on Thursday afternoon, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) MP Komal Chand moved a motion for all the business of the House to be suspend and allow for a debate on the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate. Chand, the head of the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union in his request urged that House ...

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Wales sugar workers protest estate closure outside of Parliament

Scores of sugar workers that are attached to the Wales Estate descended on Parliament Buildings on Thursday afternoon in staunch protest of a decision by the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo) to shut down the estate. They shouted “Don’t Close Wales,” “We need sugar,” “Long live Wales Estate” and “Dont close no estate,” while their placards read “No to the closure ...

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Kurshid Sattaur to be axed

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Thursday decided to fire Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur, the tax collection agency said in a brief statement. At its 171st meeting held today, January 21, 2016, the Governing Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) took a unanimous decision to terminate the relationship between Commissioner General Mr. Khurshid Sattaur and the Revenue Authority. This decision ...

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Union threatens industrial action if GTT refuses to withdraw “early retirement” letters

 The Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GPTWU) is threatening to rally its workers for industrial action if the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) refuses to withdraw a “early retirement” letter that it dispatched to some 150 employees. GPTW President Harold Shepard the Company dispatched the letters to the employees advising them of the early retirement plan without first ...

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GWI workers being immunized against infectious diseases

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Thursday said it is partnering with the Ministry of Health for an immunization exercise which recently resulted in 50 GWI employees being vaccinated against infectious diseases. According to Health and Safety Officer, GWI, Christopher Cathro “following an initiative from our Chief Executive, we have enhanced our health and safety programme to include the immunization of all employees who ...

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Police force issues “stop” guidelines for plainclothes, traffic ranks after Sattaur case

Days after the son of the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) complained bitterly that he was being trailed by someone in a heavily tinted unmarked vehicle who later turned out to be a traffic policewoman, the Guyana Police Force Thursday announced guidelines for stop and search. The GRA boss’ son, 19-year old Fiyad  Sattaur, Wednesday pleaded guilty ...

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