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GRA announces more tax relief measures due to COVID-19

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday announced a range of additional tax relief measures that will assist Guyanese as the country grapples with the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The tax relief, the entity stated, will support businesses and individuals who have been socially and economically disadvantaged by the threat of the virus. Among the relief measures are: Removal ...

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Doctors getting COVID-19 lab results quicker after filing objections; Medical Council warns against delays

Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are now receiving COVID-19 laboratory results in a timely manner, rather than having to wait 48 hours, according to the hospital’s Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Fawcett Jeffrey. “We have a medium now that is assisting us in getting the results in a more timely manner,” he told News-Talk Radio ...

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Drag racer is 5th COVID-19 death

Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence on Monday night confirmed a fifth death in Guyana as a result of COVID-19. The deceased is a male, Deryck Jaisingh, from Region Four who passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation earlier Monday evening. Jaisingh, known as ‘Mad Dog’ was a drag racer. The Ministry of Public Health and the Government of ...

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Guyana’s tourism sector loses earnings, jobs since COVID-19; appeal issued for govt relief

The coronavirus, COVID-19, has taken a toll on Guyana’s tourism sector, resulting in a 46-percent decline in earnings and a 30-percent loss of jobs to date, according to the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA). The authority, which is a semi-autonomous government agency, predicted that 50 percent of tourism businesses would have to close their doors permanently if they do not get ...

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Private Sector Commission says total national recount “waste of time”

The Private Sector Commission (PSC), one of the local organisations that observed last month’s general elections, Monday night urged the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to abandon plans for a total national recount of the votes cast and instead focus on Region Four where a questionable tabulation and declared results were conducted. “It is the considered position of the PSC, after ...

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GTT workers take COVID-19 induced pay cuts

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it will be cutting salaries temporarily in an effort to ensure the country’s largest telecommunications company survives the “turbulent times during the COVID-19 pandemic.” “This unprecedented situation is already having a severe financial impact on the business and we are just at the beginning. In a bid to ensure continued service provision ...

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