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Daily Archives: Thursday, 30 July 2015, 22:06

Guyana to lose GUY$1 billion annually after Environmental Tax is repealed

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 22:06 by GxMedia Guyana stands to lose at least GUY$1 billion annually after the National Assembly repeals an environmental tax on beverage containers in keeping with a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ),  Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Thursday. Opening debate on an amendment to the Customs Act to repeal the ...

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Several constitutional bodies now financially independent

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 19:40 by GxMedia The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Fiscal Management and Accountability (Amendment) Bill, thus making the legislation an Act of Parliament and guaranteeing the financial independence of several constitutional bodies. As was the case on all previous sittings of the 11th Parliament, the opposition party – The Peoples Progressive Party ...

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Local Govt Elections likely in December

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 19:35 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The long-awaited Local Government Elections are expected to held in December, according to Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan. He made the announcement during his contribution to parliamentary debate on Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2015. The main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s parliamentarians continued their boycott of sittings. ...

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Government gazettes Maritime Regulations to delimit internal waters

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 19:23 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The Guyanese government on Thursday announced that steps have been taken to demarcate the  country’s jurisdictional zone in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Though not directly related, the decision comes weeks after Venezuela issued two decrees unilaterally including the ...

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“Innocent until proven guilty”, charged former ministers remain on PPP Parliamentary list

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 18:54 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will not be making any rash decisions as it is left to evaluate the collateral damage it can suffer by taking two charged former ministers to National Assembly. Former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford and one of her staff were placed on a combined $2M ...

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Budget Day is August 10

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 18:20 by GxMedia Guyana’s National Budget for 2015 will be tabled in the National Assembly on Monday August 10, Finance Miniuster Winston Jordan announced on Thursday. The budget would only be valid for the remainder of the year. The package of revenue and expenditures should have been introduced and passed in the House ...

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BREAKING: Fmr. Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran appears in court for insulting Sherlena Nageer

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 14:07 by GxMedia Former Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran was Thursday arraigned on a charge of using insulting language against women and children rights activist, Sherlena Nageer earlier this year. Appearing before Whim Magistrate, Charlyn Artiga, Ramsaran pleaded not guilty to the offence that he allegedly committed on April 20, 2015. He was ...

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Lotto monies for Consolidated Fund

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:51 by GxMedia Minister of Finance Winston Jordan will soon issue an order for the Lotto Fund be paid directly into Guyana’s consolidated fund. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that the announcement was made by Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman today at a post-cabinet media briefing, held at the media centre of ...

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NGO helps improve livelihood in Pomeroon community

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:33 by GxMedia The almost 1,000 residents of Akawini, Pomeroon River are benefitting from a GUY$42 million community development project that includes improved housing, better transportation and a boost to small business. The initiatives in the Region Two community were funded by the non-governmental organisation, Food for the Poor.            The project, which is ...

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New Amsterdam Hospital nurse poisoned; police to grill her colleagues

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:57 by GxMedia Investigators were Thursday continuing their probe into the alleged poisoning of a nurse while on duty at the New Amsterdam Hospital, according to police sources. Still hospitalized is Nurse Tameka Carter. Crime sleuths have already taken away the remaining amount of a soda that the nurse consumed and caused her ...

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