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PPP votes for passage of Credit Reporting Bill

After an enlightening debate and a settlement of several concerns, the National Assembly on Thursday voted to pass the Credit Reporting Amendment Bill that paves the way for Credit Bureaus to access the credit information of consumers. The Bill presented to the House by Finance Minister Winston Jordan amends eights sections of the principal act that was passed in 2010. ...

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Roraima Airways certified to maintain aircraft

Roraima Airways is now certified to maintain aircraft, easing the burden on that domestic carrier of outsourcing its maintenance to another entity and would now be able to provide such a service to other aircraft owners. “This certificate means that Roraima’s Ogle operations new maintenance department has the capacity and has met the standards and criteria to conduct its own ...

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Guyana, Belize exploring formal rice agreement

Guyana wants a bilateral agreement with Belize for the supply of rice to that Central American nation should there be a shortfall in domestic production there, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday. The Agriculture Minister of Guyana, Noel Holder floated the idea of a rice accord as part of a Joint Commission approach in talks with Belize’s Deputy Prime Minister, ...

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REPSOL asks Guyana for extension to continue oil exploration

Officials from global energy company REPSOL, Wednesday,  met with President David Granger to seek an extension to continue exploratory work in the Kanuku Block, the Ministry of the Presidency announced in a statement. Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman also attended the meeting, which was held this morning at the Ministry of the Presidency. In a brief comment after ...

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East Street residents reject M&CC ‘paid parking’

Residents of East Street , North Cummingsburg have rejected the implementation of a paid parking system by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC). M&CC recently moved to implement the system between Middle and New Market Streets along the avenue of East Street. Today, vehicles were parked in clustered manner outside of the zone adopted by the City Council and very ...

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Kitty Market vendors to be relocated

by Telesha Vidya Ramnarine THE Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is in the process of deciding what it will do with the 46 vendors of the Kitty Market who are “in harm’s way.” “It is unsafe; in a ruinous condition,” Town Clerk Royston King said of the market which is located at the corners of Barr and Alexander Streets, ...

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GRA Chairman slams PSC over Sattaur matter

The  Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rawle Lucas Sunday rejected claims by the Private Sector Commission that tax agents searched or seized property from the home of Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur. Sattaur has been sent on leave to pave the way for an audit of the tax collection and Guyana’s major revenue generation agency. Lucas ...

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Private Sector concerned about search and seizure at GRA Commissioner’s home

The Private Sector Commission says it concerned about media reports of the recent search, by officials of the Guyana Revenue Authority, of the home of the Commissioner General of the agency, Mr. Khurshid Sattaur, and the seizure of various items belonging to the GRA. Following is the remainder of the statement The Commission is both perturbed and concerned at this treatment ...

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