Op Ed: A weekend at the Zen and the Ranches

By: Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP, Attorney-at-Law

Ministers Basil Williams, Volda Lawrence & Amna Ally pose in New York with Ann Narine who is a convicted felon and APNU+AFC financier

My attention was drawn to two fliers, advertising and inviting the public to two events, which will take place over the weekend in the United States of America, and which may be of interest to the Guyanese taxpayers. The first event is scheduled to take place on June 10th 2017, at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Zen Lounge 117-15101 Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York. According to the flier, this event is organised by an entity known as “Bridge the Gap Intercontinental Inc.”,  in collaboration with Zen Lounge. The event is described by the flier as, “Health and Human Services Tea Forum – Meet & Greet – Connecting & Collaborating across Boarders.” The flier indicates the “keynote Speakers” to be (verbatim): Continue reading Op Ed: A weekend at the Zen and the Ranches

VAT changes will lead to increased charges for Guyanese – Teixeira wants it repealed

Under changes to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, several items on the zero rated list have been removed, causing them to attract tax. These include health supplies and services, as well as educational and internet services.  This was done via an Order signed by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, on December 19, 2017.

When the Order was brought to the House, Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, attempted to have a motion heard, which called for the zero rated and exempt VAT lists to remain unchanged. She noted that the Government Chief Whip, Amna Ally, had not agreed to a sitting before Monday’s sitting (January 30th) and her motion would expire by then. Continue reading VAT changes will lead to increased charges for Guyanese – Teixeira wants it repealed