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Daily Archives: April 12, 2016

DDL, GRA settle billion dollar Consumption Tax dispute

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 and GRA arising out of the Consumption Tax assessment levied against ...

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Tobacco Bill “draconian”- Demtoco

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 have this kind of conversation in this forum because  we will ...

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Ministerial Code of Conduct, Integrity Commission Act to be merged

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 Integrity legislation…and the Code of Conduct is setting either a higher ...

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IPED hopes funding for creative industries will push copyright law

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, but instead his lending agency expects the cash-injection would trigger action ...

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

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 Chairman for several years. “My continuing to act as Chairman of ...

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Police Commissioner denies objecting to firearm management system

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 not object at the recent meeting at the Ministry of Public ...

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