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Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

Sherod Duncan to contest Mayoral elections

Deputy Mayor  Sherod Duncan on Thursday announced that he intends to contest for the post of Mayor of Georgetown whenever internal elections are held. Duncan says he has secured the backing of his Alliance For Change political party and his constituency ” I’m in – I feel beyond humbled that I have the full support of my Party and Constituency ...

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Guyana’s economy lacks clear direction- Private Sector Commission

Guyana’s umbrella business organisation, the Private Sector Commission, on Thursday said the 2017 National Budget appeared to have left the country directionless, with no clear position on government’s much touted green economy and mixed signals on the future of the ailing sugar industry. “We are still not very clear on the overall direction in which the country is heading. We ...

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GDF Sergeant Academy graduates third batch of Sergeants

Nineteen Sergeants are the most recent graduates of the Guyana Defence Force Sergeants Academy, the army said in a statement on Thursday. The new Sergeants graduated on Wednesday, November 30, at Base Camp Stephenson following a graduation parade attended by Officers and Ranks, as well as the parents and relatives of the graduates. Welcoming the Sergeants to the Corps of ...

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Court challenge needed against GRA powers to pull from citizens’ bank accounts, block travel- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday floated the likelihood of legal action if the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is empowered to garnish persons’ bank accounts or block them from travelling if they owe taxes. “The two that are so fundamental that they warrant public challenges to them maybe in the courts,” Jagdeo told Demerara Waves Online today, are “the ability ...

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Guyana moves to reclaim “Demerara”

Guyana has begun taking steps to register the name, Demerara, as a Geographical Indicator (GI), even as several other countries continue to brand their sugar with that name. The announcement was made by Lead Legal Expert, Bernard O’Connor at the opening of a two-day workshop on “Enhancing market access and promoting certification for quality origin products in Guyana.” “Over the ...

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Minister Patterson says ‘Bring it on!’ to PPP’s privileges committee threat on D’Urban Park fiasco

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson expects the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to come good with its case to send him before Parliament’s privileges committee for statements made in the National Assembly on the D’Urban Park project and the company involved, but first the opposition must build evidence to support state-ownership of that company. “We are trying to establish whether this ...

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