Revenue body to pump up efforts against alcohol, cigarette smuggling

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is putting systems in place to crack down on smuggled alcoholic beverages and cigarettes.

The Agency yesterday received bids for the design and implementation of a digital excise stamping programme for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

“It’s marking the items with a stamp and will use the implementation to detect fraudulent stamps …. It is an internationally accepted system,” Commissioner of GRA Khurshid Sattaur told Sabroek News yesterday.

He explained that the system was being put in place to prevent smuggling of the two commodities.

Bids for the contract were yesterday opened at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), Main and Urquhart streets, Georgetown.

Three foreign companies submitted tenders and these are shown in the table below.

20140611pro1

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture’s National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) received bids for the upgrading of access roads and bridges on the West Coast of Berbice, Region 5.
20140611pro2

With the procuring entity being the Ministry of Agriculture, bids were also opened for the construction of a storage bond for the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board which is located at Mon Repos on the East Coast of Demerara.
20140611pro3

More in Local News

default placeholder

Gov’t will not be ‘lectured to in the press’ on forest concessions, Trotman says

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Raphael Trotman yesterday said that the government will not be “lectured” to in the press on the issue of forestry concessions, while announcing that the arrival of officials from a company in China that may take over the operations of the controversial Baishanlin is being awaited.

default placeholder

Black Bush triple murder suspects brought to city

Seven men, including the main suspect who was arrested in connection with the Black Bush Polder, Corentyne triple murder were transported to Georgetown on Tuesday evening and are currently being questioned by ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID), Major Crimes Unit.

Anthony Jhagroo

Bulletin issued for suspect in murder of mechanic

The police yesterday issued a  bulletin for Anthony Jhagroo, who is wanted for questioning in relation to two offences: escaping from lawful custody and the murder of mechanic, Yugeshwar Shiwcharan.

default placeholder

Five cops under close arrest over stolen gold

Five police officers attached to the Brickdam Police Station are currently under close arrest after they allegedly stole a quantity of raw gold from some miners last Friday.

default placeholder

Norway team ‘horrified’ at bauxite mining in pilot village Muritaro

A private bauxite mining operation in the Amerindian community of Muritaro on the Demerara River, discovered by members of a “horrified” team from Norway, was shut down by the Ministry of Natural Resources late last year, since the community was one identified to benefit from the Guyana-Norway forest protection scheme.

default placeholder

New candidate identified to head Bid Protest Committee

Attorney at Law Joann Bond will now head the recently-constituted Bid Protest Committee (BPC) established under the Procurement Act, well-placed sources say.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: