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Daily Archives: July 17, 2015

Court grants injunction to halt teachers’ promotions for 2015

by Zena Henry Chief Justice Ian Chang has granted an injunction preventing the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) from issuing and publishing promotions for this year 2015. The matter was brought to the High Court last week by Attorney-at-law Roysdale Forde who is representing the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU). Citing several irregularities in the promotional procedures of Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads ...

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Building evaluations big on Town Clerk’s agenda, businesses to pay for city spaces

Recently-appointed Town Clerk Royston King has set his sights on recovering billions of dollars lost to what is well-known as the ‘cash-strapped’ Mayor and City Council (M&CC) in a political tug-o-war. King is adamant that the Council will take a proactive approach in conducting building evaluations and recovering fees from businesses that use City spaces without compensating for inconveniencing others. ...

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Berbice Anti Smuggling Squad disbanded

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Friday announced that it was scrapping the 15-year old Berbice Anti Smuggling Squad (BASS) because it has been raking in little reveenue in recent times. The tax agency said the decision was taken after careful consideration and that sacked workers would receive full benefits. “An examination of the effectiveness of BASS revealed that the unit ...

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Former President’s son sent on leave to facilitate investigation into E-Governance Project

Head of the Head E-Governance Project, Alexei Ramotar was Friday July 17 sent on administrative leave to facilitate an investigation into the financial aspects into ailing project. The announcement was made by the Ministry of State which said that the state agency, “has decided to conduct an investigation into the financial arrangements of the E-Government Project. As a direct result, ...

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Rum: El Dorado quest led to alternative liquid gold

Reproduced from Financial Timesby Andres Schipani High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article.  Legend has it that before the Spanish conquest there was an Indian chief in Colombia who, in an annual ritual, smeared himself with gold dust and then bathed in Lake Guatavita. The ...

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Royal Wine Inc. to distribute XM Rum in NY

Reproduced from Caribbean Lifeby Tangerine Clarke Guyana’s award-winning billion-dollar XM Rum company has eluded the Guyanese community in New York for way too long due to stringent U.S. laws and regulations. But thanks to persistent requests from consumers for the alcohol, Banks DIH Limited recently partnered with New Jersey Royal Wine Incorporated, to distribute the popular liquor. Fans savored the ...

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