Internet Radio

Daily Archives: Monday, 10 August 2015, 21:57

Government loses $1.3 billion in quest to make NIS contributions non-taxable

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 21:57 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Minister of Finance Winston Jordan has proposed an amendment to the Income Tax Act Cap. 81:01 to do away with taxes placed on National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions. The Minister in his Budget speech said that the amendment seeks to insert after Section 16(b): “(i) National Insurance ...

Read More »

GUY$300 million to restore Georgetown

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 21:49 by GxMedia by Zena Henry With GUY$500 million being plugged into the restoration of the nation’s capital by the PPP last year, the new government is injecting another $300million to boast the looks of Georgetown. This came from Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s 2015 budget, Monday August 10. He said, “As proud Guyanese, ...

Read More »

Old age pension grow by almost $4,000, public assistance $600

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 21:07 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The government has increased old age pension by $4000, while public assistance has grown by $600. This revelation came during the 2015 Budget speech. He said that, From September 1, every pensioner will benefit equally from a monthly pension of $17,000, a 30 percent increase on the ...

Read More »

Reduced Berbice Bridge toll announced

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 20:49 by GxMedia by Zena Henry By September 1, 2015, government will reduce the Berbice Bridge toll for passenger cars and buses from $2,200 to $1,900, while other types of vehicles will be reduced by 10 percent. This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who presented the 2015 Financial Statement, 2015. The ...

Read More »

Categories named for receiving free govt laptops

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 20:42 by GxMedia Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, on Monday revealed that government will expend $1.7 billion to pay for 9,609 laptops which it has decided will be disseminated to “educators, students, institutions of learning and community-based organisations.” The laptops were ordered by the former administration under the One Laptop per Family Project (OLPF) ...

Read More »

Billions set aside for roads, bridges

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 20:40 by GxMedia Government plans to spend $13 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of roads and bridges across Guyana.  This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordon, who made the revelation during his presentation of Budget 2015 on Monday.  “…in 2015, the sum of $13 billion has been allocated for the enhancing ...

Read More »

Broken system forces delay in VAT reduction, “unlawful” $55b in tax exemptions and concessions “used to favour and reward friends”-Finance Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 20:37 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Minister of Finance Winston Jordan has stated that government upon assuming office inherited a “broken” tax system an must first fix it before they can implement Value Added Tax (VAT) reduction, but he has increased the list of zero-rated items that would cost the treasury GUY$680 million. ...

Read More »

Substantial wage hike for govt employees, sweeper-cleaners earnings announced

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 20:33 by GxMedia The government has made good on its salary increase promise, boasting that it has upped public servant pay more than initially proposed. According to Minister Jordan during his 2015 budget speech, public servants increases had risen from 6.0 percent to 26.4 percent. He announced that as part of the “moderate ...

Read More »

Amaila Falls Hydropower too expensive

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 20:05 by GxMedia Proceeding with the construction of the almost US$1 billion Amaila Falls Hydropower Station would be “downright criminal” because of the financial burden on the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and the Treasury, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said. He said in his 2015 National Budget presentation said under the current financial ...

Read More »

Govt provides GUY$8.2 billion dollar bailout to GuySuco

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015, 19:28 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The Guyana government has decided to allocate an additional GUY$8.2 billion to bail out the sickened Guyana Sugar Corporation for the remainder of the year, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced. Delivering the 2015 National Budget to the National Assembly, he noted that government has already disbursed GUY$3.8 ...

Read More »