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Fmr. Attorney General takes VAT law restriction on leaving Guyana to High Court

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Anil Nandlall on Tuesday challenged the constitutionality of an recent amendment to the tax laws that seeks to prohibit persons who owe Value Added Tax from leaving Guyana until they pay up or make acceptable arrangements to do so. The application will be heard on February 24, 2017. In court papers seen by Demerara ...

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Potaro man remanded for attempted murder

Shawn Fillicene, 43 years, of Ewang, Potaro, was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the attempted murder of Manuel DeSantos at Ewang Backdam. The charge against Shawn read that he attempted to murder DeSantos on February 11. DeSantos is believed to have suffered multiple stab wounds to his neck. Police Prosecution objected to bail for the ...

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East Coast man granted bail for illegally using $1.6M in raw gold

26-year-old Gerald Brown was today granted $300,000 bail for fraudulent conversio of some $1.6Million in raw gold. The charge read against Brown is that on February 8, 2017 at Lethem, he fraudulently converted 141 pennyweights of raw gold, valued at $1.6M, which was supposed to be handed over to Roxanne Rambishun. The charge was read by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan. ...

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Guyanese die in New Jersey accident

A Guyanese couple died in accident when the car hey were travelling in collided with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike. Dead are Fred Egerton and Shirmoon Khan , both of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River. New Jersey News 12 reported that part of the New Jersey Turnpike was shut down Sunday evening after two people were killed in a crash ...

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Chase-Green blames Sherod Duncan for ‘civil unrest’ against parking meters

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green today scolded Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan for what she said was taking misinformation to the public on the parking meter contract, and causing “civil unrest.” The issue emerged after a motion was proposed, by councillor Noelle Chow-Chee, seeking clarification on what the parking meter contract contained, since there were conflicting reports in the media. The contract, ...

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PPP to file private criminal charges against APNU+AFC coalition ministers

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) will be filing private criminal charges against top government officials including ministers for allegedly enriching themselves from the State’s coffers, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Monday. Jadgeo gave few details to back his claims, but assured that legal experts were preparing papers to file charges against them.  “We don’t do our business like ...

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Passport forgery charge dismissed against reputed wife of Barry Dataram

City Magistrate Renita Singh, this morning, dismissed a passport forgery charge against Anjanie Boodnarine, the reputed wife of self-confessed and convicted drug lord, Barry Dataram. Magistrate Singh ruled the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence against Boodnarine in the charge of conspiring with one or more persons to forge a Guyana passport Magistrate Singh said she found it strange that ...

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City Mayor’s attendance at Town Hall meeting crucial to future of metered parking- MAPM

As the Mayor and City Council continues its consultations with stakeholders on the controversial parking meter system, the largest organised vocal group- Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) – on Monday insisted that the existing contract must be scrapped. Group spokesman, Christopher Chapwanya told Demerara Waves Online News that although he and other group members want the deal abandoned, they believe ...

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President to re-establish Guyana Youth Corps to empower youths

President David Granger on Sunday announced that he will re-establish the Guyana Youth Corps on January 1, 2018, to empower the nation’s youth and provide them with the skills needed to prepare them for the work force and equip them to aid in the development of Guyana. The Head of State made this announcement at the Graduation Ceremony for 57 young ...

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