Month: <span>December 2015</span>

Government restores tax-free overtime pay for bauxite workers

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 2, 2015) Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, announced earlier today, that government has reinstated the tax-free overtime concession for bauxite workers, which was cut by the former administration in 2007. “In 1988, Bauxite workers were granted tax free concessions on overtime work. These concessions were being enjoyed by workers until 2007 …

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President green lights ‘Operation DRAGNET’ – aims to curb crime, respond to terrorism risks, border threats

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 2, 2015) The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Public Security, has commenced its six-month crime fighting strategy “Operation DRAGNET” to clamp down on crime and to prepare Guyana to respond to any acts of terrorism or aggression at its borders. In his post-Cabinet press briefing today, Minister of State …

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No plans to ask ExxonMobil for advances – Minister Trotman

  • Posted: December 02, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 1, 2015) The Government of Guyana, through Minister of Governance with responsibility for Natural Resources and the Environment sector, Raphael Trotman, is refuting claims carried in a media report that Government plans to ask US oil company ExxonMobil for upfront payments ahead of the commercial production of oil here. Minister Trotman, …

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Integrity, accountability must be the bedrock of operations at new Bartica gold board office – says Trotman at re-commissioning ceremony

  • Posted: December 01, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 30, 2015) Minister of Governance with responsibility for Natural Resources and the Environment Raphael Trotman today charged that integrity and accountability must be the hallmark of operations at the newly-re-commissioned Guyana Gold Board office at Bartica. Trotman, who was accompanied by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister within the Ministry …

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