Daily Archives: January 28, 2018

Going After Tax Defaulters Is Paying Off For Guyana Revenue Authority

Going After Tax Defaulters Is Paying Off For Guyana Revenue Authority

GORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday January 26, 2018 – The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has reported a 14 per cent increase in its revenue collection for 2017 – an estimated GYD$20 billion (US$96.5 million) more than what it had garnered at the end of 2016.

The tax revenue body raked in around GYD$170 billion (US$821 million), and according to Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, the collection of new taxes and going after tax defaulters significantly contributed to this success.     Continue reading

Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) discovers many frauds and schemes

GRA’s Commissioner-General, Godfrey Statia, and his senior officials during the press conference on Friday at the Camp Street headquarters.

Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) drops hammer on questionable vehicle auctions

GRA yanks licences of several private Customs warehouses

The frauds at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) over the years have been many with all kinds of schemes discovered.

As a result, the state would have lost, overtime, billions of dollars in revenues from especially import duties.

From under-invoicing to imports being listed under the wrong codes to reduce the quantity of taxes due, GRA have been uncovering them, one by one.     Continue reading

Planet Earth: Our Home & Resting Place

Three Worlds One Vision

View of Earth from Space - NASA

View of Earth by the Apollo 17 Crew while traveling to the Moon on December 7, 1972
Photo Credit: NASA

Planet Earth
Mother Gaia to the Ancient Greeks
goddess and primordial power
to emerge after Chaos

Spinning and hurtling through space
at about 66,600 miles per hour
always in motion
trapped in orbit around the Sun

Earth your home and mine
no escape
gravity holds us all hostage
except for

Astronauts and cosmonauts
in their rocket ships
a privileged few
to view Earth from space
a tiny, fragile, blue ball of life
with a paper-thin shield
hanging in the void
exposed & vulnerable to

Solar flares and radiation
reflected and absorbed by a 300-mile-thick atmosphere
holding the life-giving air we breathe
a ticking time-bomb with rising carbon dioxide levels
as of January 25, 2018
the Doomsday Clock moved to two minutes to midnight
a notch closer to the end of…

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Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – January 26-27. 2018

News – 27 January 2018

ExxonMobil full page ad leaves key issues unaddressed

No haphazard doling out of sugar lands- Harmon

City Councillor, Junior Garrett, collapses and dies …after protesting against $200 garbage disposal fee

Guyana hires US expert to head Tourism Authority

Guyana tries to grip relationship with Norway

Protests greet Nagamootoo in Berbice outreach

Govt. moving towards CoI into crime wave murders under Jagdeo’s Gov’t

US$500M rice payment probe… GBTI to file submissions 

 —  See more News Links below  ……        Continue reading

Obesity: not just a rich-world problem | The Economist – video

Obesity: not just a rich-world problem | The Economist

The Economist – Published on Jan 24, 2018

Obesity is a global problem, but more people are getting fatter in developing countries than anywhere else. If current trends continue, obese children will soon outnumber those who are undernourished.

People are fatter than ever. Obesity has more than doubled since 1980. But the biggest rise is in the developing world.                 Continue reading

Guyana- Guerrilla/gorilla warfare in the PPP – By Freddie Kissoon

Guyana- Guerrilla/gorilla warfare in the PPP – By Freddie Kissoon

Kaieteur News –  27 January 2017

Maybe there are persons in Guyana who do not know the connection of Bharrat Jagdeo to the newspaper owned by Bobby Ramroop. Kaieteur News on several occasions has openly stated that Mr. Jagdeo is co-owner of the Guyana Times. I believe he is. Mr. Jagdeo then can place any distortion or mischief or propaganda or fake news or alternative facts or personal venom in the paper.

When there appears to be a news item in the Jagdeo/Ramroop newspaper attacking the President of GAWU, Komal Chand, the poisonous statements against Chand suggested that it was a hatchet job arranged by Jagdeo and others in the PPP. The reporting was opaque. For example, the newspaper said it interviewed several workers but there were no specific descriptions – names of sugar workers, estates visited.    Continue reading