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Daily Archives: December 10, 2016

Roman Catholic Church calls for Granger-Jagdeo talks to heal Guyana

The Roman Catholic Church in Guyana  has called on President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to meet urgently to map a plan of action aimed at healing the nation. The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Roman Catholic Church expressed concern that a range of issues, which have surfaced during the past 18 months, threaten reconciliation and trust ...

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GMSA President, Eon Caesar dies

The President of the Guyana Manufacturers Association (GMSA), Eon Caesar died Friday afternoon in neighbouring Trinidad after a brief but severe illness. He was 47 years old. Executive member of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ramesh Dookhoo said Caesar died in a hospital in the twin-island republic where he had been on life support. Dookhoo praised Caesar for his contribution ...

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Finance Minister announces $25,000 tax-free bonus for public servants

Finance Minister Winston Jordan was the final speaker for the budget 2017 debates, but before closing the debate, Jordan announced a $25,000 tax-free bonus for public servants earning less than $500,000 per month. The bonus came as a surprise to many since there was little or no indication that such would happen. Jordan asked for Guyanese to remain calm as ...

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Finance Minister lashes out at Private Sector for requesting concessions; PSC, unions want urgent meeting to refine budget

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Friday declared that he does not believe in granting concessions, but instead prefers to lower taxes over a period of time. Wrapping up the National Assembly’s debate on the GYD$250 billion budget for 2017, Jordan said he has long told the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that they should not go to him for concessions. He ...

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