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We must embrace all of Guyana

In a recent column I made a passing reference to a comment from Stabroek News writer Alan Fenty who had posed the question in his column whether “one could be Guyanese – spiritually and culturally – without being Indian, African, European or Chinese?” I answered Alan at the time saying the answer is “no, because we are made up of all these strands from other places, plus the Amerindian one, so to be truly Guyanese you have to see all those strands as part of you.”  However, I felt at the time that his comment called for more elaboration, hence my effort today.

Minister and GMSA: enmeshed in moral absolutes

On Wednesday 6th July 2016 president of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), Mr. Eon Caesar, told Stabroek News that the association was notified by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) that the latter had decided to enforce import taxes on items ineligible for exemption under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which governs trade relationships between Caribbean Community states.