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Monthly Archives: April 2017

PPP pushes for parliamentary debate on VAT on education

Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, has again offered a formal challenge to the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on educational material and supplies –as applied by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government. The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, on Tuesday (April 25, 2017), filed a motion with the National ...

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City Hall’s parking meter negotiating team selected

The Mayor and City Councillors on Wednesday approved a  seven-member team to negotiate a revised parking meter contract with Smart City Solutions, in keeping with the wishes of central government. Under the chairmanship of Malcolm Ferreira, the others are Vice Chair, Noelle Chow-Chee; Carlyle Goring; Tricia Richards, Ivelaw Henry, Roopnarine ‘Ron’ Persaud and Heston Bostwick. Persaud has long opposed the ...

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Royal Castle chef fined, jailed for cocaine trafficking

Former chef at Royal Castle, Anthony Gibson was Wednesday jailed for three years after he admitted to being in possession of 548 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Apart from being jailed, he was also fined GYD $1.4 million by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. The 26-year old East Ruimveldt resident on April 23, 2017 was an outgoing ...

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Gold Board General Manager denies any wrongdoing

Guyana Gold Board General Manager on-leave, Lisaveta Ramotar on Wednesday denied being involved in alleged money laundering or other offences, as police continued to probe alleges links with fraud accused gold dealer, Saddiqi Rasul. “I wish to assert strongly that I am absolutely innocent of any wrong doings. I have discharged my  duties at the Guyana Gold Board professionally and ...

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SURINAME: Protesters to take legal actions against Suriname government for violation of fundamental rights

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Trade unions and other civil groups which for the past weeks have staged protest demonstrations against the government, are filing a lawsuit against the government for violating their fundamental rights. Legal actions are being taken since the authorities Tuesday prevented the organizations to hold a demonstration at Independence Square in the Surinamese capital, Paramaribo. Initially ...

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Beterverwagting cane-cutter remanded for attempted murder of ex partner

Cane-cutter, Warren Dennis appeared at the Spareendaam Magistrate’ Court Wednesdat morning charged with attempted murder of the mother of his children. The charge read that on Sunday April 23 at Quamina Road, Beterverwagting he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Alana Hazel with intent to murder her. Reports indicate that Hazel, a policewoman attached to the Police Officers’ mess,  is presently nursing ...

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US considers fee on money-transfers to Guyana, other countries to help fund Trump’s border wall

United States-based Guyanese could soon be asked to pay more to send their relatives and friends a ‘small piece’ or a ‘frek’ if a Bill is passed to impose a two percent tax on all remittances sent to Guyana and several other countries to help fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall. Introduced to the House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, ...

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High Court clears way for GPSU elections

The High Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) to hold its elections, despite efforts by a group of union members to stop the polls on the grounds that the accounts had not been audited for several years. The Union said the elections would now be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The GPSU ...

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Woman jailed for killing best friend

A young woman was Tuesday handed down an eight-year jail sentence for killing her best friend in 2015. Justice Navindra Singh deducted two years for time already served during her incarceration. In 2015, Lloyda Renita Thomas met her demise after her former best friend Angelique Williams also known as “angie” fatally stabbed her during an argument  over who should sit ...

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