SANTIAGO, Cuba, (Reuters) – Fidel Castro’s ashes were encased in a large granite boulder today, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to literally set in stone the legacy for one of the 20th century’s most influential figures.
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.
In a bid to clear a huge backlog of mining cases, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has written to acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh requesting that five magistrates be appointed as hearing officers to deal with the matters.
The proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act that would allow the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to garnish funds from bank accounts, will almost mimic those already in place in the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act of 2005, though they have not been used.
Georgetown residents have been granted a two-week extension on the amnesty on the interest accrued on unpaid property rates.
A statement issued yesterday by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) advised that the amnesty on interest on rates has been extended to December 16, 2016.
With the December 31, deadline for the end of vending at the so-called Parliament View Mall approaching, the Markets and Public Health Committee of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has identified three possible sites to relocate the vendors.
- 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.
The Canadian High Com-mission in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection and the Guyana Police Force yesterday facilitated a self-defence training session in observance of the 16 days of Activism for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence.
A Guyanese woman who was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York last year is to be sentenced in February 2017 and faces imprisonment of between 18 and 24 months after which she will be deported.
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.