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PPP pushes for parliamentary debate on VAT on education

Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, has again offered a formal challenge to the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on educational material and supplies –as applied by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government. The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, on Tuesday (April 25, 2017), filed a motion with the National ...

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City Hall’s parking meter negotiating team selected

The Mayor and City Councillors on Wednesday approved a  seven-member team to negotiate a revised parking meter contract with Smart City Solutions, in keeping with the wishes of central government. Under the chairmanship of Malcolm Ferreira, the others are Vice Chair, Noelle Chow-Chee; Carlyle Goring; Tricia Richards, Ivelaw Henry, Roopnarine ‘Ron’ Persaud and Heston Bostwick. Persaud has long opposed the ...

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Gold Board General Manager denies any wrongdoing

Guyana Gold Board General Manager on-leave, Lisaveta Ramotar on Wednesday denied being involved in alleged money laundering or other offences, as police continued to probe alleges links with fraud accused gold dealer, Saddiqi Rasul. “I wish to assert strongly that I am absolutely innocent of any wrong doings. I have discharged my  duties at the Guyana Gold Board professionally and ...

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US considers fee on money-transfers to Guyana, other countries to help fund Trump’s border wall

United States-based Guyanese could soon be asked to pay more to send their relatives and friends a ‘small piece’ or a ‘frek’ if a Bill is passed to impose a two percent tax on all remittances sent to Guyana and several other countries to help fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall. Introduced to the House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, ...

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GTT says Internet outages likely during system upgrade

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday appealed to customers to be patient with Internet “outages” they may experience as the company takes high-tech steps to ensure a faster and reliable service by the third quarter of this year. The telecoms provider said the upgrade, being undertaken in partnership with General Datatech (GDT), is expected to be completed ...

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Financial consultant charged with three counts of fraud

A 57- year old Financial Consultant was Tuesday morning remanded after three fraud charges were laid against him. Clayton Alleyne of 179 South Bel Air stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that between November 3 2016 and February 8 2017 he obtained from three persons large sums of money in exchange for a ...

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Hundreds of stranded Cubans begin leaving Guyana; EasySky airline’s resumption on hold pending review

Hundreds of Cuban passengers, who were stranded in Guyana for several days now, on Tuesday began leaving the country after the Honduras-based Easy Sky airline was granted temporary permission to fly here, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said. “They began to correct some of their safety deficiencies and these are the short-term corrections ...

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Govt encouraged to look to overseas-based Guyanese to upgrade interior airstrips

President of the Florida headquartered Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce Wesley Kirton has suggested that the Guyana government looks to the Diaspora for investment in upgrading airstrips in the country’s hinterland. He threw out the suggestion while chairing the first Annual General Meeting of the National Air Transport Association of Guyana held on April 19 here. Kirton said that public private ...

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Gold Board General Manager, others sent on administrative leave to facilitate money laundering probe

The General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, Lisaveta Ramotar was Thursday sent on administrative leave to pave the way for a police probe into alleged money laundering. Several other staff members have been also sent home temporarily. Ramotar, who is the daughter of former President, Donald Ramotar, was told to proceed on leave “immediately” in a letter signed by Minister ...

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