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Tax review begins

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015, 18:28 by GxMedia Guyana has begun reviewing a raft of taxes, even as government opted to forgo almost GUY$1 billion in revenue as a result of the zero-rating of several basic consumer items from the Value Added Tax (VAT). Finance Minister, Winston Jordan announced at the close of the 2015 National Budget debate ...

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Eight arrested for cocaine, ganja busts

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015, 14:47 by GxMedia At about 2030h. last night Friday August 21, 2015, ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch arrested two female Guyanese passengers who were on an outgoing flight at the Ogle International Airport after 1 kilogram 372 grams and 976 grams of cocaine, respectively, were found in their possession. They are in ...

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“In two or three years the economy will flat-line”- Jagdeo forecasts

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015, 4:16 by GxMedia Immediately after pledging solemnly to work with the government to improve the lives of Guyanese, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and his colleague People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians walked out of the House. During in his estimated 90-minute contribution to the 2015 National Debate, Jagdeo lambasted the Finance Minister Winston ...

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Jagdeo touts sovereignty over Essequibo, active communication with Venezuela

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015, 3:20 by GxMedia Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night appealed to the government to rethink its position to scrap plans to build the almost US$1 billion Amaila Falls Hydro-power station, saying it would have consolidated Guyana’s sovereignty over the Essequibo Region. “This is the ultimate expression of sovereignty,” said Jagdeo, a former President ...

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Protest erupts at Corentyne village where female farmer was shot dead

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015, 1:15 by GxMedia Less than one day after a Corentyne farmer was shot dead during an attempted robbery at her home, protest erupted at Number 45 Village, Corentyne and was later quelled by police. Residents there blocked the road with wood and burnt tires, demanding improved security and the resignation of Public Security ...

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PPP, Opposition Leader get more time for 2015 Budget

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015, 0:53 by GxMedia In the face of mounting criticisms that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) was being muzzled, government Friday night agreed to increase the number of hours for the opposition to scrutinize the allocations in the 2015 National Budget. Government Chief Whip, Amna Ally also told reporters that Opposition Leader, Bharrat ...

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