Staff Writer

Commercial Court

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc is continuing its campaign to bring defaulters on electricity payments to justice and recently won judgement in three cases brought before Commercial Court Judge BS Roy.

VAT confusion

Four days after the 16% Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced a range of questionable practices continued amid widespread uncertainty and frustration among consumers and the head of the Georgetown Chamber acknowledged that there was confusion.

Our Human Services Department gave this wheelchair

Dear Editor, It is noted that in your article of January 1, 2007 captioned “Glarey gets wheelchairs, supplies” (on page 14 of your newspaper) it was reported that a wheelchair was donated by Gafoors and a wheelchair and some foodstuff by the Ministry of Human Services.

Horse racing year in review

Horse racing has been on the rise again locally and although there has been a number of improvements in racing facilities countrywide there still has been evidence of bad management and poor track administration at most meets.

National Sports Awards

Central American and Caribbean Games’ ladies gold medallist and local squash `Queen’ Nicolette Fernandes and Kenya-based track athlete Cleveland `The Little Kenyan’ Forde are prime candidates for the 2006 Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year awards respectively.

Mahdia bus operators strike over VAT

The mini-bus operators plying the Georgetown to Mahdia route have stopped operating their vehicles to protest the hike in the bridge-crossing fee due to the newly implemented Value Added Tax (VAT).

Traffic dept steps up action against illegal Celina parking

The controversial parking lot outside the Celina Atlantic resort, Kitty has received further attention from the Guyana Police force’s traffic department following a recent embarrassing lapse and now the entire area has been yellow-lined and a more prominent no-parking sign has been painted on.

Town Clerk plans facelift at Stabroek, other areas

Town Clerk Beulah Williams on Wednesday met with senior officers to discuss issues affecting the administration’s performance and some of its plans to ensure that public health standards are maintained during the Cricket World Cup (CWC).

City strike action on back burner

The threatened city strike action has been put on the back burner since Guyana Labour Union General Secretary Carvil Duncan is now waiting to see if the Georgetown municipality will ‘stump up’ the second half of its last year’s debt to workers.