Daily Archives: 12/19/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – December 18-19, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 18-19 December 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)

USA: The election result was not decided in the Kremlin – commentary

The election result was not decided in the Kremlin

But the response to Russian hacking shows how partisan division has weakened the country

GRA unveils aggressive plan to tackle tax dodgers…32,000 businesses not registered

GRA unveils aggressive plan to tackle tax dodgers…32,000 businesses active but not registered

As the debate on taxes and collections continues, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced a rash of measures to improve tax collections next year.

GRA’s senior officials: (L-R), Lancelot Wills, Deputy Commissioner of Customs Excise and Trade Operations; Commissioner-General, Godfrey Statia and Deputy Commissioner-General, Hema Khan.

The idea is to collect billions of dollars from smugglers and other tax dodgers, including businesses, say Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia.
Speaking yesterday at a press conference at GRA’s Camp Street headquarters Statia said that since taking up the post in July on a two-year contract, he and his team have been meeting with stakeholders, and with departmental heads now authorized to speak on their respective responsibilities.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – December 16, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – December 16, 2016

Draining the Swamp – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision


Draining Toxic Lake Okeechobee – Florida – USA
Photo Credit: The Weather Channel (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Metaphors are important tools in a writer’s word-box. “Draining the swamp” is a powerful metaphor put to excellent use by our President-elect during his campaign for our nation’s top post. He has promised to rid our government of entrenched cronies who only serve their own self-interests and those of their masters and facilitators. We-the-people can drown in the swamp for all they care.

As our President-elect begins draining the swamp, he has skimmed only the surface scum and dead leaves and, based on his latest selections for his cabinet and other top administration posts, has made room for more toxic detritus.

The swamp extends across America. In some places, it’s dense and putrid with the carcasses upon which we have built our nation. Are we ready to drain the swamp? Some among us…

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