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Eye On The Issues: Taxes behind the tears and tumult

by GHK Lall Tax has to be among the most hated words in this country.  It ranks right up there among the some real detestable things and people.  Not surprisingly, the earlier announcement of a flurry of taxes has brought tears (some onion induced); terrors (on potential exposures); and tumult (what new dispensation?) over being called upon to pay.  As ...

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Oil and so much more- Attracting investment for Guyana

By Debbie Ransome “We really are passionate about the environment.” Not the words you’d immediately expect in a speech to investors from the leader of a soon-to-be-oil-rich state. But that was the pitch from Guyana’s President David Granger and his delegation during a visit to London in early spring 2017. Their mission was to promote their country against the backdrop ...

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British Virgin Islands drug trial: Guyanese $20 spoils prosecution’s show

(BVI NEWS).- The ‘mysterious’ appearance of a Guyanese $20 bill has affected the case prosecutors have been building against Dillon Findlay and Jariel Harrigan, who are on trial in relation to marijuana-related charges. The prosecution had tried to enter an exhibit into evidence, but was denied after the court discovered the Guyanese $20 – which was not accounted for – inside ...

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Caribbean media mobilised for strengthening climate change outreach

By Adelle Roopchand – Belize City Over 25 media and communications practitioners from 9 CARICOM countries, both public and private sector converged at the Ramada Belize Princess Hotel for a capacity building training in Belize on 26-27 April 2017. The training organised by the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) aimed to encourage climate change outreach through media to address one ...

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Granger asks Jagdeo for CVs of GECOM’s nominees

President David Granger said he first wants to see the qualifications and experience of the six persons nominated by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to be  the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “I wouldn’t make a choice until I see the CVs (Curriculum Vitae),” he said very briefly when asked by Demerara Waves Online News after the conclusion ...

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Chancellor observes AG Williams has not responded to Justice Holder’s letter; next court date fixed

Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards on Thursday noted that Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has not responded to Justice Franklin Holder’s concerns about his conduct in court. “A copy of Justice Holder’s letter was sent to Mr. Williams SC for his information and guidance and any response. To date Mr Williams SC has not ...

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ACDA calls on Amerindians to unite for land rights, not pander to PPP’s divisive calls

In the face of threats by Amerindian village chiefs that their peoples will vote against the Black-dominated coalition government if a lands Commission of Inquiry is not scrapped, the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) has appealed for unity between the two races in addressing land rights. “ACDA calls on the First Nation Indians in Guyana to unite with African ...

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Harmon tells Toshaos only President authorized to issue land titles ; govt accuses several Toshaos of stoking racial tension

The National Toshaos Council (NTC)—a constitutional body of elected representative for the more than 20,000 Amerindians in Guyana–is up in arms over the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to look into outstanding issues, related to lands belonging to Amerindians and freed African slaves but government insists it is within the President’s prerogative to address land matters, in a ...

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