Letters

Statia should give full position on VAT and education services with references to the Act

Dear Editor, I note your article in today’s paper (Feb 15) in which Mr Godfrey Statia, Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority, stated that “tuition for the University of Guyana (UG) is not subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) neither is the tuition for the Government Technical Institute, Cyril Potter College of Education or any other government education institution.” Mr Statia seems to have been caught off guard as no further support to his position was provided, only that a press release will come later.

Childcare agency did not intervene in case of Bare Root woman

Dear Editor, I write in response to an article in the Stabroek News dated 15th February with the caption ‘Bare Root poison patients discharged from GPHC.’  In the last paragraph it is said that “the woman had previously attempted to end her life and the Childcare and Protection Agency had intervened in the matter on that occasion.” I wish to inform you that I have been advised by my officers that this information is not accurate. 

Patterson statements on electricity were misleading

Dear Editor, During the recent debate on our (PPP/C’s) much amended motion, GPL and Guyana’s long term energy strategy, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, in informing the House and the nation about ending the Wartsila contract, stated that the operations and maintenance of the generating sets were done by 194 skilled Guyanese, and Wartsila received US$25000.00 per day for just “checking off” the work done.

GABF still has not been reimbursed the full sum it is owed by NSC

Dear Editor, On November 2, 2016 Stabroek News published an article captioned ‘Hinds says he expects to be fully reimbursed -says NSC obligated to pay for capital works to CASH and National Gymnasium.’ Multiple efforts were made to have Kaieteur News sport editors Mr Rawle Welch and Mr Edison Jefford publish an article relating to the subject matter of the one published by SN, without success.

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