Daily Archives: Saturday, 18 February 2017, 21:39

Private sector calls for dialogue as rift with govt deepens

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2017, 21:39 by Denis Chabrol The Private Sector Commission and the Guyana government on Saturday  continued to be at loggerheads over the business community’s ‘no confidence’ in managing the country’s economy as well as concerns about the constitutionality of a proposed law to recover stolen state assets, and alleged political interference in the judiciary. ...

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Parking meter contract can be revoked if conditions are right – MAPM

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2017, 20:43 by Denis Chabrol Lawyers associated with the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) said there are legal and other grounds for the deal to be revoked, and different opinions have emerged over whether reactivation of paid parking on Monday will amount to contempt of court. Speaking at a public consultation at the St. ...

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Private schools lobbying govt about VAT on private education

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2017, 5:53 by Denis Chabrol A number of private schools are “Private charter schools,” and so they do not pay taxes, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon explained during a Post- Cabinet press briefing today. Questioned about the impact of levying of 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on education, and about claims of drop ...

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GYD$5 billion housing programme being rolled out

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2017, 5:45 by Denis Chabrol Cabinet has approved the delivery and construction of 758 housing units in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10. The units will be constructed at a cost of $5 Billion, (or $5.4Million each), Minister of State Joseph Harmon reported at the post-Cabinet briefing at the Ministry of ...

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