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Gov’t downplaying tax burdens in budget, Jagdeo says

-estimates $25B increase in VAT yield

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday accused the government of trying to play down the “humun-gous tax burdens” that the proposed 2017 national budget would place on citizens, while estimating that the measures would net an increase of roughly $25 billion dollars in Value-Added Tax (VAT) alone.

GTUC meets with Jagdeo

- says opposition meetings with civil society giving meaning to Article 13

Following a meeting with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) General Secretary Lincoln Lewis says the opposition’s recent engagement with the trade union body and civil society is giving meaning to inclusionary democracy envisaged in the constitution.

Mayoralty of Corriverton changes hands

Ganesh Gangadin

The mayoralty of Corriverton changed hands on Friday last, when a re-election to break Thursday’s tied vote saw former Deputy Mayor Krishnand Jaichand, winning with nine votes out of 15; former Mayor Ganesh Gangadin secured the other six votes.

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