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Daily Archives: March 9, 2018

Harmon to be parliamentary spokesman on oil

The Guyana government on Friday said the establishment of a separate ministry to govern the lucrative oil and gas sector was not on the cards and that the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon would represent the sector in the National Assembly. “Once it is in the Ministry of the Presidency, the Minister of State is the person who will answer ...

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Guyana Chronicle’s board distances self from decision to discontinue David Hinds, Lincoln Lewis columns

The Board of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) had nothing to do with the decision to inform Professor David Hinds and Trade Unionist Lincoln Lewis that their columns would no longer be published in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle, Board Chairwoman Geeta Chandan-Edmond said. Reacting to a Demerara Waves news report earlier Friday in which the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Nigel Williams ...

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State-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper pulls columnists often critical of government

The state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper has ordered two ardent government supporters, who are often critical of the coalition-led administration, to cease submitting columns to the publication, a move that has drawn stinging suggestions of censorship. Political Science Professor, David Hinds and veteran trade unionist, Lincoln Lewis told Demerara Waves Online News that they were informed on Thursday by the Guyana ...

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Pegasus for US$100 million expansion; owner says tax regime unattractive to Guyana’s private sector

As the Pegasus Hotel prepares to construct a US$100 million Corporate Centre and Suites, its owner Robert Badal Thursday night urged government to stop taxing start-up investment projects heavily as they seek to enter the marketplace and contribute to Guyana’s growth and development. He contended that heavy taxation was discouraging the local private sector from investing heavily. “The main reason, ...

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