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Controversy brewing over PM sitting in Parliament while acting President

The government and opposition sides of the House of Assembly, seem to be bumping heads over whether Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo should be in House as he is currently acting President. The matter was brought up by the opposition who has called Nagamootoo being in the House while acting President  a “constitutional collision.” The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is saying ...

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Scrutiny of national estimates delayed… opposition says Govt’ Budget flouts law

Consideration and scrutiny of the financial estimates of the government is belayed and the opposition says it’s because “the current structure of the Budget estimates violates” two recently passed pieces of legislation- the Constitutional (Amendment) Act and the Fiscal and Accountability (Amendment) Act. Those laws passed by the government just over a month ago, were set to give more autonomy ...

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Colin Welch and Renford Homer are GPL’s interim CEO and Deputy CEO

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Monday announced that Colin Welch Deputy Chief Executive Officer-Technical has been designated interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while Renford Homer Senior Divisional Director – Commercial Services and Information Technology has been designated interim Deputy Chief Executive Officer. The announcement came Monday August 24 and it was stated that the interim appointments would ...

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GMSA appeals to govt to reexamine US$M payment to Surinamese beverage company

The Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA) wishes to place in the public domain our strong recommendation for a re-examination of the decision by Government to accede to the demands by the Surinamese company, RUDISA Beverages for a refund of some US$6M representing the Environmental Tax (E-Tax) paid to Guyana.   This demand is based on a May 2014 ruling by ...

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UG appoints new Registrar; plans key reforms

The University of Guyana (UG) has appointed a new Registrar who has accumulated a wealth of experience in a similar post in Grenada and plans to spearhead a number of key reforms to better serve the students and make the institution more relevant to the needs of the country and the wider Caribbean. He is Dr. Nigel C. Gravesande, a ...

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Granny Carmen’s killer caught, confesses to being a hitman

The man, who bludgeoned a 77-year old woman, has been caught and he has since confessed that he was hired by one of her relatives for GUY$700,000 to kill her and search the house for property documents. Police sources said Colin Semple and two other persons were arrested at a house at Guyhoc, Georgetown. He confessed to killing Danrasie “Carmen” ...

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Guyana to get modern Intellectual Property legislation within one year

Days after another outcry by musicians that an outdated copyright law is preventing them from earning a decent living, government announced that it would pass modern Intellectual Property legislation within a year. Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine made the announcement on Friday during his contribution to the 2015 National Budget debate. “We can’t afford to, ...

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Tax review begins

Guyana has begun reviewing a raft of taxes, even as government opted to forgo almost GUY$1 billion in revenue as a result of the zero-rating of several basic consumer items from the Value Added Tax (VAT). Finance Minister, Winston Jordan announced at the close of the 2015 National Budget debate that the establishment of the Tax Review Committee marked the ...

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Eight arrested for cocaine, ganja busts

At about 2030h. last night Friday August 21, 2015, ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch arrested two female Guyanese passengers who were on an outgoing flight at the Ogle International Airport after 1 kilogram 372 grams and 976 grams of cocaine, respectively, were found in their possession. They are in police custody assisting with the investigations. And at about 0100h. ...

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“In two or three years the economy will flat-line”- Jagdeo forecasts

Immediately after pledging solemnly to work with the government to improve the lives of Guyanese, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and his colleague People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians walked out of the House. During in his estimated 90-minute contribution to the 2015 National Debate, Jagdeo lambasted the Finance Minister Winston Jordan for crafting a budget that would fail to stimulate ...

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