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Political tone at parking meter protest; private sector, Mayor disagree on impact of metered parking

Hundreds of Guyanese Friday morning protested against metered parking in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, even as a much smaller pro-government group struggled to show any signs of real resistance. “This is not about politics. Go and record that thrash over there; that nonsense over there. How can he get on a bullhorn and say that about these people. This is business ...

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SOCU investigators search GRDB for evidence of financial crimes

Agents of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Friday searched the Guyana Rice Development Board’s offices for evidence in relation to the findings of a forensic audit. “It’s important to take action quickly to gather the documentation that is needed for evidence in cases of money laundering, tax evasion, theft so that’s exactly what we are ...

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AFC hopes oil revenue will help improve relations with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) hopes that the generation of oil revenues and improved economic performance will help  ease tensions with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) over demands for increased jobs and improved standard of living. AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan said the “very sound” relationship between his party and APNU has been unjustifiably criticized, but acknowledged that the need ...

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APNU, AFC leaders settled disagreements directly; no need for “cumbersome” dispute settlement body

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says the dispute-settlement mechanism in the political accord with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) was never activated and may never be revived, leaving high-level political leaders to resolve most disagreements. AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan said disputes with APNU have been resolved between himself, while party leader, and President David Granger as APNU leader, or ...

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AFC Leader says won’t compromise party although Granger handpicked him as minister

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Thursday dismissed suggestions that he would be compromised because he was handpicked by President David Granger to be appointed a government minister. He explained that he Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder; Business Minister, Dominic Gaskin and Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder were all appointed by the President outside the political ...

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Superbet calls for collaboration to go after armed bandits

The Suriname-based Suribet on Wednesday called on Guyanese authorities to craft a better strategy to combat heavily armed criminals, in the wake of two robberies in recent weeks that resulted in a loss of millions of dollars and mental scars to workers. General Manager of Suribet, Ashwien Surjbalsingh told reporters that his business has been robbed twice with AK-47 assault ...

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ExxonMobil briefs govt, opposition on production preparations

ExxonMobil and the Guyana government on Wednesday began high-level consultations with key ministers, opposition parliamentarians and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said Guyanese at all levels including those living in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean would be briefed. “It is important, as Guyanese and particularly as policy makers, that we know what the ...

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Bandits grab GYD$12 million in cash, jewellery from businessmen

Bandits grabbed more than GYD$12 million in cash and jewellery from two businessmen in two separate robberies on the West and East Coast Demerara on Tuesday, police said. Assistant Police Commissioner, Leslie James said five men attacked the home of a gold smith at De Willem, West Coast Demerara. “They went there under the pretext of seeking to have gold jewellery done ...

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GRA explains VAT on paid parking

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday announced that the Value Added Tax (VAT) on parking meter cards would be reduced to 14 percent from February 1, 2017 and that the tax would be deducted when parking time is purchased. “VAT is being charged by SCS upon the purchase of the prepaid parking cards at current VAT rates. The VAT ...

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Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry helps GRA define hinterland residents to be exempt from VAT on airfares

In the wake of concerns by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) about how domestic airlines would identify hinterland residents so that they could be exempt from the 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on airfares, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs has assisted with a definition. The Value Added Tax Act 82:05 Schedule 2 ...

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