Daily Archives: Monday, 30 January 2017, 23:13

Parking meter company, Finance Minister at odds over VAT

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017, 23:13 by Denis Chabrol Smart City Solutions (SCS), operators of parking meters in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, Monday night said tax officials must charge the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on the payment cards, hours after Finance Minister, Winston Jordan said the tax should be payable on the parking time purchased. “The company ...

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GDF soldiers allegedly rape 15-year old girl at army base

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 12:36 by Denis Chabrol A 15-year old girl was allegedly raped by three soldiers of the Guyana Defence Force on Saturday at one of the country’s military bases, police confirmed. The GDF late Monday night said it was aware of the allegation against three of its ranks and has convened a Board of ...

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State Assets Recovery Bill to give Asset Recovery officials same power as Police, Immigration, Customs officers

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017, 20:55 by Derwayne Wills Government is prepared to institutionalise its state asset recovery machinery with the introduction of the State Assets Recovery Bill tabled today by Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams SC in the National Assembly. The bill’s introduction gives an intention to “establish a State Assets Recovery Agency in ...

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Govt, Opposition wage parliamentary battle about VAT on “poor people food”

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017, 19:14 by Derwayne Wills “Is VAT and VAT and VAT everywhere” decried Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira today in the National Assembly as she read a parliamentary motion in her name, which challenges government’s removal of a number of items from the Value Added Tax (VAT) zero-rated list, but government is questioning the ...

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Finance Minister rebukes Smart City Solutions for VAT on Parking Meter Cards

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017, 18:29 by Derwayne Wills Finance Minister Winston Jordan this evening in the National Assembly took up a concern raised by Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira that Valued Added Tax (VAT) was being charged on parking meter cards. Minister Jordan said in the National Assembly this is incorrect and ought not happen, adding that ...

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Fleeing bandits leave gun, other items after home invasion, robbery

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017, 12:27 by Denis Chabrol Four bandits invaded a house at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown and held a woman at gunpoint before carting off with cash and valuables. They left behind a handgun, black toque and a yellow glove while escaping from police.  “The police, having been notified of the robbery whilst it ...

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