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Daily Archives: Monday, 23 May 2016, 15:20

Education key to African Guyanese development- Greenidge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 7:47 by Denis Chabrol Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge Monday night called on Afro-Guyanese to take advantage of education as a means of improving their quality of life and social and economic advancement. “It is important that we find a means of ensuring that the current generation can also ...

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President meets US-based Guyanese scholar Kelly Hyles

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 15:20 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Monday met with Ms. Kelly Hyles, the 17-year-old Guyanese girl, who was accepted into 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities. Ms. Hyles was accompanied to the Ministry of the Presidency by her mother, Ms. Anetta Earl, her aunt, ...

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IMF to help Guyana review VAT; changes likely next year- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 15:12 by Denis Chabrol A team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts is expected in Guyana shortly to examine ways of reducing the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) ahead of changes that might be announced in next year’s National Budget. Finance Minister, Winston Jordan said a team from the IMF’s Barbados-based Caribbean ...

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Finance Minister disagrees with Opposition Leader on tax settlement

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 14:15 by Denis Chabrol Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has rejected claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that a tax deal between Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) has set a dangerous precedent for similar demands to be made by other companies. “No! Settlements at GRA go on all the time… ...

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$1, $5 coins to be pulled out of circulation- Central Bank Governor

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 14:04 by Denis Chabrol One dollar and five dollar coins are to be pulled out of circulation soon, Bank of Guyana Governor, Dr. Gobind Ganga announced on Monday. No date has been set. He, however, said an assessment would first have to be conducted before the coins are withdrawn. “We are currently looking ...

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No job-creation target yet- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:57 by Denis Chabrol Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Monday said he was yet to get a plan off the ground that would result in job-creation, but cited political stability and value-added production as major ingredients. “I am going to pin down a numerical target as soon as I could get my national ...

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