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Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

City workers to strike over non-payment of NIS, income tax, union dues

Hundreds of  municipal workers are Tuesday expected to take strike action to pressure City Hall to pay almost GY$300 million in deductions from their salaries to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Guyana Labour Union and a credit union. Chairman of City Council’s Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke acceded to Councillor, Akeem Peter’s request that a report on ...

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Nagamootoo undergoes heart surgery Tuesday

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is Tuesday due to undergo heart bypass surgery on Tuesday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced. The veteran Guyanese politician is 70 years old. Harmon said Nagamootoo recently underwent a routine medical examination in Guyana which revealed that he has some cardiac issues. “Prime Minister Nagamootoo was advised to seek further medical intervention and brought forward a ...

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LIAT partners with Guyana for OAS Tourism Congress

ST. JOHN’S ANTIGUA, February 12, 2018 – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, on Monday announced that it has partnered with the Department of Tourism, Guyana and the Guyana Tourism Authority as Guyana hosts the 24th Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism. The Congress will take place from March 21-22 under the theme “Connecting the Americas through Sustainable Tourism”. ...

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OPINION: The Power of Sharing

THE POWER OF SHARING – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN WHICH APPEARED IN THE BARBADOS ADVOCATE’S BUSINESS MONDAY ON FEBRUARY 5, 2018 “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” –  Proverbs 11:25  Last week’s column fleshed out ” The Work Your ‘Land'” solution to Challenge # 4 – Earning Money,  the fourth of eight challenges, ...

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OPINION: ‘Trafficking In Persons’ is a major road traffic problem

‘Trafficking in Persons’ is increasingly becoming a major road traffic in problem in Guyana. Minibus operators, by and large, see passengers as cargo waiting to be moved from one location to another at all cost. At the many parks especially in Georgetown, the touts, drivers and conductors can be seen grabbing anyone giving the slightest indication that he or she ...

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