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Bandits grab GYD$12 million in cash, jewellery from businessmen

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 19:35 by Denis Chabrol Bandits grabbed more than GYD$12 million in cash and jewellery from two businessmen in two separate robberies on the West and East Coast Demerara on Tuesday, police said. Assistant Police Commissioner, Leslie James said five men attacked the home of a gold smith at De Willem, West Coast Demerara. “They went ...

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GRA explains VAT on paid parking

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 19:11 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday announced that the Value Added Tax (VAT) on parking meter cards would be reduced to 14 percent from February 1, 2017 and that the tax would be deducted when parking time is purchased. “VAT is being charged by SCS upon the purchase ...

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Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry helps GRA define hinterland residents to be exempt from VAT on airfares

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 18:21 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of concerns by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) about how domestic airlines would identify hinterland residents so that they could be exempt from the 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on airfares, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs has ...

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Berbice man double-crossed by girlfriend in heist, ordered to repay $200,000 for stolen chainsaw

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 17:40 by Derwayne Wills A 27-year-old Berbician man, Christopher Punch, was today ordered by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to repay for a stolen STIHL chainsaw valued $200,000, or spend 12 months in prison. The Chief Magistrate gave Punch a warning to not be led astray by women after he plead guilty to stealing the ...

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Policeman dies in Ekereku River

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 17:28 by Denis Chabrol A policeman died after the boat he was travelling sank while he and two others were on patrol at Ekereku, Mazaruni River, police said. He has been identified as Corporal 16825 Balgrave Bartholomew, 39 years of Itaballi, Mazaruni. At the time of his passing, he was stationed at Ekeruku Police ...

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Digicel celebrates 10th Anniversary with ‘10 Charities in 10 Days’ Initiative

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 17:01 by Denis Chabrol Ahead of  Digicel’s 10th anniversary on February 14th , the phone company has kicked off this milestone by supporting the work of 10 special needs schools and orphanages. The international phone giant says its 10-day plan will see the delivery of much needed appliances, school supplies, school shoes, food hampers ...

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Guyana to test athletes for illegal performance enhancement drugs

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 16:25 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s National Sports Commission (NSC) will soon be testing athletes for illegal enhancement drugs to improve their performances, according to the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones.   Director of Sport, Christopher Jones warned that athletes tested positive would be disqualified in keeping with anti-doping laws that would Guyana soon adopt. “Any ...

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First phase of Linden-Lethem road to be constructed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 16:11 by Denis Chabrol Construction for the first phase of the Linden-Lethem Road  is expected to commence without a hitch as the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the UK Government work closely towards its success, government announced on Tuesday. The first phase of the project covers approximately 122.5 kilometers of road from Linden ...

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14-percent VAT on domestic airfares sparks outcry among airlines, tour operators, miners

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 12:32 by Denis Chabrol Flying across Guyana will from Wednesday- February 1, 2017- become more expensive for tourists, businesspersons and possibly residents, with the introduction of a 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on local airfares. “The big challenge to us is all of our customers who depend on hinterland transportation- for example ...

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Rupununi farmer, wife get $200,000 bail each for 3 kilos marijuana possession

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 12:15 by Derwayne Wills Louis Cupertin, 29-years-old, and his 18-year-old wife, Felicia Mandrikin, were today granted $200,000 bail each by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when they answered to a charge of illegal possession of 3 kilogrammes marijuana in a salt bag. The couple, from Mocha Mocha village in the Rupununi, were arrested by ...

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