The Ministry of Public Security in an advisory in today’s Stabroek News said that from Tuesday at 9 am it will begin receiving illicit firearms no questions asked and persons submitting will not be prosecuted.
-tax relief on contributions to take immediate effect
Government is considering using monies from the Consolidated Fund to aid the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), which is finding it difficult to pay out the minimum benefits to its contributors owing to two “reckless investments,” Finance Minister Winston Jordan said yesterday.
Government yesterday warned that the promised reduction in the Berbice Bridge toll may be delayed and accused the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) of delay tactics with the two sides still to reach agreement, two days before the tolls were supposed to be cut.
Deoram Sookchand, the husband of murdered cash crop farmer Pamela Kendall, was yesterday charged with killing her.
Sookchand, 59, called “Cakes,” had told police that Kendall was shot in her face during the invasion of their Number 45 Village, Corentyne home last week.
All flour has now been zero-rated under the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who has also put in place tax exemptions for items imported for use by charities and non-governmental organisations.
The Camp Street building in which the operations of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) are currently housed is not fit for occupation, Minister of Finance Winston Jordan said yesterday, while announcing that government is looking to relocate the office until the structure can be deemed safe.
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has deployed extra forces to Berbice to address crime in the county.
Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing yesterday, Ramjattan confirmed that a Joint Special Operations Group, including army and police, members of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit, and detectives from ‘A’ Division were sent.
Maladministration by management of the George-town Public Hospital (GPH) has resulted in the deterioration of the health care offered by nurses and the situation at the institution is now so dire that it may be the worst state Guyana’s healthcare system has been in yet.
The Guyana government stands ready to assist Dominica, whose territory was recently ravaged by the vicious tropical storm Erika, leaving deaths and serious damage in its wake, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said yesterday.
President David Granger has said his recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago was for an annual medical check-up.
On Wednesday, Granger confirmed that his visit was for his annual check-up and added that it had nothing to do with the impending elections in Trinidad and Tobago.