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Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Legal action against parking meters looms; citizens demand scrapping of deal, not reduction of fees

Legal action is being planned  against the parking meters by several persons and groups to scrap the deal between City Hall and Smart City Solutions (SCS), even if government intervenes and lowers the rate, according to representatives of the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM). Attorney-at-Law, Nadia Sagar, who is part of MAPM, said she was aware of legal moves to ...

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GRA approves VAT exemption to 60 hinterland airstrips

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has cleared the way for a number of hinterland airstrips to be exempted from applying the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT). Domestic carriers can now apply to the GRA to effect the exemption for persons living in the identified areas. Commissioner General of the GRA, Godfrey Statia, during an outreach with miners in ...

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Wheelchair-bound man remanded for Durban Street restaurant murder, Magistrate attempted murder

Before city magistrate Judy Latchman this morning, wheelchair-bound murder accused, Shelton George, aged 22, was remanded to prison for murder, and attempted murder in two separate matters. On the first matter, George is accused of murdering restaurant cashier, Debra Blackman, aged 48, of Tucville during a robbery at the Durban Street Chinese restaurant in 2014, where she worked. George today ...

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Transgender woman appears in ‘unisex’ clothing at Court after warned by Magistrate

A transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman known as Petronella, was yesterday granted entry in the courtroom of city magistrate Dylon Bess, when she presented herself in ‘unisex’ clothing as requested by that magistrate who refused to hear her matter late January as she was dressed in female attire. Petronella was physically assaulted by a known acquaintance last year. The matter was reported ...

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