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Provoked by bankbooks, goats, sheep and the $100M house – Assembly debates income tax motion

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 23:38 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Member of Parliament Juan Edghill on Thursday moved a motion that would ask that Members of Parliament declare their income for the last 10 years that sent the House into a lively debate with loud heckling and witty remarks being hurled across the floor. Edghill in his presentation ...

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Fired Kurshid Sattaur wants all his benefits

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 18:35 by Denis Chabrol Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kurshid Sattaur, who has been fired from the top post at the tax collection agency, Thursday said he now wants to be paid all his benefits after he has been “discarded and ridiculed” seven months ahead of his retirement. “I am therefore ...

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Decomposed body of missing Venezuelan soldier found in Cuyuni River

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 16:15 by Denis Chabrol The decomposed body of a missing Venezuelan soldier was Thursday morning found in the Cuyuni River in Guyana near the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) location and handed over to the military of that neighbouring Spanish-speaking nation, the Ministry of the Presidency said. On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately ...

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Speaker denies PPP motion to debate Wales Estate closure

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 15:07 by Writer  As the National Assembly got along with its business on Thursday afternoon, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) MP Komal Chand moved a motion for all the business of the House to be suspend and allow for a debate on the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate. Chand, the head of the ...

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Wales sugar workers protest estate closure outside of Parliament

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 14:03 by Denis Chabrol Scores of sugar workers that are attached to the Wales Estate descended on Parliament Buildings on Thursday afternoon in staunch protest of a decision by the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo) to shut down the estate. They shouted “Don’t Close Wales,” “We need sugar,” “Long live Wales Estate” and “Dont ...

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Kurshid Sattaur to be axed

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 12:29 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Thursday decided to fire Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur, the tax collection agency said in a brief statement. At its 171st meeting held today, January 21, 2016, the Governing Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) took a unanimous decision to terminate the relationship between ...

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Union threatens industrial action if GTT refuses to withdraw “early retirement” letters

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 11:34 by Writer  The Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GPTWU) is threatening to rally its workers for industrial action if the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) refuses to withdraw a “early retirement” letter that it dispatched to some 150 employees. GPTW President Harold Shepard the Company dispatched the letters to the ...

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GWI workers being immunized against infectious diseases

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 10:16 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Thursday said it is partnering with the Ministry of Health for an immunization exercise which recently resulted in 50 GWI employees being vaccinated against infectious diseases. According to Health and Safety Officer, GWI, Christopher Cathro “following an initiative from our Chief Executive, we have enhanced our health ...

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Police force issues “stop” guidelines for plainclothes, traffic ranks after Sattaur case

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 12:33 by Denis Chabrol Days after the son of the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) complained bitterly that he was being trailed by someone in a heavily tinted unmarked vehicle who later turned out to be a traffic policewoman, the Guyana Police Force Thursday announced guidelines for stop and search. ...

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