$5,000 bill to be introduced

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon yesterday announced that Cabinet has given its support for the Bank of Guyana (BoG) to introduce a $5,000 bank note.
“The $1000 bank note that currently exists as the higher denomination was introduced in 1996 and will be supplemented by a higher denomination. I think $5000 was mooted by the Bank of Guyana,” he said, according to the Government Information Agency.
According to Dr. Luncheon, the BoG officials provided Cabinet with convincing explanations for the introduction of the higher bank note.

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Gov’t meets unions on future of sugar industry

In what will be seen as a major development, President David Granger, along with members of  Cabinet, today, met with the President and members of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) at the Ministry of the Presidency to discuss the future of the sugar industry.

Some sugar workers to get full severance end of January

Finance Minister Winston Jordan today moved in Parliament to amend the government’s request for supplementary provisions which will allow some of the sugar workers made redundant to get their full severance at the end of January.

WPA says backs restructuring of sugar

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) today announced its support for the government’s restructuring of the sugar industry.

GRA warns about imposters

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) today warned about the impersonation of licenced customs brokers.

Easy win gives England 2-0 series lead over Australia

(Reuters) – England’s top order fired in unison to give them a four-wicket win in the second one-day international against Australia on Friday as Aaron Finch’s second straight hundred for the hosts could not prevent them falling 2-0 behind in the series.

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