Daily Archives: Thursday, 1 December 2016, 20:19

Sherod Duncan to contest Mayoral elections

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 December 2016, 20:19 by Denis Chabrol Deputy Mayor  Sherod Duncan on Thursday announced that he intends to contest for the post of Mayor of Georgetown whenever internal elections are held. Duncan says he has secured the backing of his Alliance For Change political party and his constituency ” I’m in – I feel beyond humbled ...

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Guyana’s economy lacks clear direction- Private Sector Commission

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 December 2016, 17:31 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s umbrella business organisation, the Private Sector Commission, on Thursday said the 2017 National Budget appeared to have left the country directionless, with no clear position on government’s much touted green economy and mixed signals on the future of the ailing sugar industry. “We are still not very clear ...

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GDF Sergeant Academy graduates third batch of Sergeants

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 December 2016, 15:09 by Denis Chabrol Nineteen Sergeants are the most recent graduates of the Guyana Defence Force Sergeants Academy, the army said in a statement on Thursday. The new Sergeants graduated on Wednesday, November 30, at Base Camp Stephenson following a graduation parade attended by Officers and Ranks, as well as the parents and ...

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Court challenge needed against GRA powers to pull from citizens’ bank accounts, block travel- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 December 2016, 14:37 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday floated the likelihood of legal action if the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is empowered to garnish persons’ bank accounts or block them from travelling if they owe taxes. “The two that are so fundamental that they warrant public challenges to them maybe in ...

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Guyana moves to reclaim “Demerara”

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 December 2016, 14:39 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has begun taking steps to register the name, Demerara, as a Geographical Indicator (GI), even as several other countries continue to brand their sugar with that name. The announcement was made by Lead Legal Expert, Bernard O’Connor at the opening of a two-day workshop on “Enhancing market access ...

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Minister Patterson says ‘Bring it on!’ to PPP’s privileges committee threat on D’Urban Park fiasco

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:58 by Denis Chabrol Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson expects the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to come good with its case to send him before Parliament’s privileges committee for statements made in the National Assembly on the D’Urban Park project and the company involved, but first the opposition must build evidence to support ...

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