The consideration of estimates for the 2017 Budget commenced on Tuesday a number of allocations have raised eyebrows.
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon was questioned in relation to some $285.5M allocated for works on the office and residence of President David Granger, as well as the provision of “facilities”.
He explained that the works includes the refurbishment of the Cabinet room. Continue reading $285.5M ALLOCATED FOR REPAIRS TO GRANGER’S RESIDENCE, OFFICE – 20 NEW VEHICLES TO BE BOUGHT
Public Health Minister Dr George Norton is once again under the spotlight, this time over instructions he allegedly issued to the Head of the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department, Marlan Cole. It was reported in another section of the media that the Minister ordered Cole to release a consignment of goods imported by Sueria Manufacturing Incorporated. The company is owned by Frank Sanichara, son-in-law of Kaieteur News publisher and coalition government supporter, Glen Lall. Continue reading Norton in spotlight over instructions issued to Food and Drug Head – PPP/C MPs call for its withdrawal
The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) wants more to be done for Public servants this Christmas season. This sentiment was expressed by General Secretary of the party, Clement Rohee at a press conference held on Tuesday.
According to the former Security Minister, his party is also advocating for the reinstatement of the joint services end of year bonus as well. Continue reading PPP supports civil society call for Budget review dialogue – Says public servants deserve more than bonus
The Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) – the youth arm of the People’s Progressive Party – has expressed deep sympathy with the wife, daughters, other relatives and friends of the late Eon Caesar, President of the GMSA.
Caesar died last Friday afternoon in Trinidad after a brief but severe illness. He was 47 years old. Private Sector Commission (PSC) Executive Member Ramesh Dookhoo had stated that Caesar died in hospital in the Twin-Island Republic where he had been on life support. Continue reading PYO EXPRESSES SYMPATHY FOLLOWING PASSING OF GMSA HEAD
As the Budget debates began on Monday in the National Assembly, scores of persons gathered in front of the Parliament Building protesting against the tax implementations outlined in the Budget 2017 presentations.
Budget 2017 was presented last Monday in the National Assembly by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan. Continue reading OPPOSITION MP’S JOIN PROTEST AGAINST BUDGET 2017
News that the APNU+AFC Government intends to institute a 14% Value Added Tax (VAT) charge on electricity consumption over $10,000 and on water consumption over $1,500 has been greeted with outrage. Finance Minister Winston Jordan made the announcement during his presentation of the 2017 Budget in Parliament on Monday. Continue reading 14% WATER AND ELECTRICITY TAX SPARKS OUTRAGE
In his initial reaction to the 2017 Budget presented in Parliament on Monday by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said it was the worst he has ever had to sit through.
The former President, who was at the time giving his reaction during a press conference immediately after the presentation, remarked that the Budget will kill the private sector and unleash untold hardships on the nation. Continue reading 2017 BUDGET WORST EVER – OPPOSITION LEADER
Guyana’s economic performance this past year was “dismal”, according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, and the country has even failed to meet the projected targets that were already revised downwards at mid-year.
The bleak report on the state of the nation’s finances was laid bare in the National Assembly as the Finance Minister on Monday presented a $250 billion Budget for 2017. Continue reading BUDGET 2017: ECONOMY RECORDS DISMAL PERFORMANCE IN 2016