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Tax disclosure waivers needed for Extractive Industries Transparency process

As Guyana prepares its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report on monies spent by 35 petroleum and mining companies and received by government, a UK-based firm that has been hired to match earnings and expenses says the companies will be asked to authorise the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to release confidential tax information. Hired independent administrator for Guyana’s EITI ...

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Teleperformance rents six-storey building for corporate headquarters

The international call centre, Teleperformance, is about to occupy the long vacant six-storey building at Camp and Lamaha Streets, the owner Neil Sooklall said Saturday. He told Demerara Waves Online News that he understands that the corporate offices of the France-headquartered call centre would be occupying all the flats of the concrete building. Sooklall said Teleperformance has rented the building ...

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No general elections by March 20; poll preparations will take 148 days

Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield on Friday ruled out General Elections being held by March 20, 2019, saying that he has been awaiting the green light since January to begin preparations. “Today is the 8th (of January). You haven’t said anything to me yet. If you communicate to me, I move,” Lowenfield told a news conference. Deputy Chief Elections ...

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Jagdeo may agree to extend 90-day election deadline

Guyana’s main Opposition People’s Progressive Party Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday left the door open for extending the three-month deadline by which general elections should be held. Jagdeo told a news conference that “only if I see good faith measures” on the government’s part would he lend his party’s support to the ruling coalition for a two-thirds parliamentary approval of ...

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BREAKING: Major alcohol bust at city wharf

The Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) enforcement agents on Wednesday intercepted a shipping container of liquor said to be valued at more than GYD$15 million which a local shipping agent declared as other items, GRA Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia said. Unofficial estimates, according to other sources, put the value of the undeclared liquor at as much as GYD$40 million. Investigators are working ...

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Double oil discoveries – 11th and 12th – offshore Guyana

The Director of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, Wednesday morning announced that ExxonMobil has made its 11th and 12th discoveries offshore Guyana at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells in the southwest section of the Stabroek Block. “This continues to be positive news for the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, but the real substance of these finds will come when ...

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Venezuelans in makeshift houses on East Coast Demerara seashore to be removed

Guyanese authorities were Monday preparing to relocate a number of persons believed to be Venezuelans who have set up makeshift houses along the seashore at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) were “standing by to render assistance in terms of relocating these displaced persons.” A ...

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International pressure mounts on Guyana over no-confidence motion

A day after the Guyana Government deemed the United Nations (UN) position on the no-confidence motion “premature”, the European Union on Monday called for the swift filing and hearing of an appeal to the High Court’s decision that the motion was validly passed. “The Delegation of the European Union welcomes the expeditious handling of the related court cases so far ...

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General elections could be held earliest in July – GECOM technical experts

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) technical experts have advised the seven-member commissioners that the earliest general elections could be held is July 2019, with the other option being in another four to six months after house-to-house registration is completed. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield told reporters Monday that he presented copies of the work-plans to members of the Operations Sub-Committee. ...

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