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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 20:22

No Cabinet decision on stripping Harmon’s powers; APNU, AFC may discuss issue

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 20:22 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s ministerial cabinet on Tuesday (April 12, 2016) discussed the Alliance For Change’s desire for Minister of State, Joseph Harmon to be stripped of some of his responsibilities but no decision has been taken, according to credible sources. “We heard from Mr. Harmon and it is just a matter ...

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DDL, GRA settle billion dollar Consumption Tax dispute

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 19:29 by Denis Chabrol Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Tuesday (April 14, 2016) announced that an amicable settlement has been reached with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRD) to resolve a long standing dispute over Consumption Tax that began in 2002. The company, in a statemenr, said the settlement follows an extended legal battle between DDL ...

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Tobacco Bill “draconian”- Demtoco

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 19:22 by Denis Chabrol Demerara Tobacco Company (Demtoco) fears that if the Tobacco Bill becomes law in its current form, Guyana’s economy could be hurt severely and even employees in the industry could be blocked for several years from working with government. “A day will come when we will not be able to ...

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Ministerial Code of Conduct, Integrity Commission Act to be merged

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 17:55 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government is exploring the possibility of twinning the proposed ministerial Code of Conduct with the Integrity Commission Act, according to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. “We are looking how to merge the Code of Conduct with the Integrity legislation so that you don’t have different standards for the ...

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IPED hopes funding for creative industries will push copyright law

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 17:56 by Denis Chabrol Despite the absence of modern copyright and intellectual property legislation, the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED) is investing millions of dollars in the creative industries. Chief Executive Officer of that micro-financing institution, Ramesh Persaud said he is not too worried about the limited protection that rights-owners currently have, ...

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AFC Chairman post became “difficult & untenable” – Nigel Hughes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 8:08 by Jomo Paul Hours after it was revealed that the Chairman of the Alliance For Change had tendered his resignation, Nigel Hughes has spoken out on his decision to resign saying it became “difficult.” Hughes in a statement on Social Media confirmed that he had tendered his resignation after serving as Party ...

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Police Commissioner denies objecting to firearm management system

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 7:51 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud has denied objecting to the introduction of a computerized system that is geared to track legal and illegal firearms. “In the four years of the development of the Firearm Management Module the Commissioner of Police has never objected to the module, and he did ...

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