Daily Archives: January 6, 2017

Guyana:….House passes legislation to go after ‘crooks’ and ‘tax dodgers’

Guyana:….House passes legislation to go after ‘crooks’ and ‘tax dodgers’

The Value Added Tax Amendment Bill No. 27/2016 was the centre of a heated debate yesterday in the National Assembly.
The Opposition wasted no time in discrediting the Amendments to the Bill stating that it has the makings of an instrument that will do nothing more than undermine the constitutional right of citizens to travel outside of Guyana if their taxes are not up to date.

The PPP stressed that the Bill will give the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) the power to prohibit persons from leaving without having to present a court order, give prior warning, or even a hearing. It is a power the opposition party fears, will be abused and leave citizens open to the whims and fancies of the Commissioner General of GRA.   Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – January 5, 2017

Guyana: LATEST NEWS –05 January 2017 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below) 

Why I like the new President of Ghana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Why I like the new President of Ghana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

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Photo: Recently elected President Nana Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana

The Republic of Ghana in West Africa, has a new president. He is, His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). I am not someone who tends to lean in the direction of politicians, but I have to admit that I like this gentleman, even though I’ve never met him. I may have seen him when I was at the Independence Park in Accra, Ghana, on March 6, 2012, while attending the 55th Independence Anniversary Celebration of that West African country.  Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update 05 January 2017

Caribbean Life News Update 05 January 2017

Newborns debut on New YearsCaribbean Life

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | NEW YORK

The new year made its debut after midnight on Jan. 1, and so did some Brooklyn newborns at New York City Health and Hospi­tals/Kings County.

WIADCA unveils huge 50th annive­rsary celebr­ations

BY NELSON A. KING | ARTS & THEATER

The Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Associ­ation (WIADCA), organ­izers of the extrav­agant Labor Day Carnival Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, has unveiled several activ­ities to mark its 50th annive­rsary.

CARIBBEAN  Continue reading

Eye On Issues: Making sense of the mini-reshuffle – by GHK Lall

Eye On Issues: Making sense of the mini-reshuffle – by GHK Lall

I think that President Granger had no choice in the matter of the former Minister of Health.  He gave it time, and resisted serious pressure to jettison the embattled minister.  It is why I commend him for taking the action he did recently.  Now for some more details as to how I read these developments.

For starters, the former health boss, Hon George Norton, would have been ushered out earlier, more abruptly, and very signally.  But the man is a longstanding stalwart, who was just returned as party Vice Chairman in the midst of crisis and snafus.    Continue reading

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