Daily Archives: September 27, 2019

Guyana Elections will be held on March 2, 2020 – President Granger clarifies

President David Granger

According to his address on Wednesday, after discussions with Chairman of the Elections Commission, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, and with his “Cabinet”, the earliest possible date for the holding of General and Regional Elections would be on Monday, 2nd March 2020.

The Opposition, especially, widely interpreted that as no date being fixed, and elections can happen anytime after that date.  Continue reading

Guyana Revenue Authority releases comprehensive tax exemption guide for tourism sector

Deputy Director of the WCO, Brenda Mundia (centre) shares a photo with Commissioner-General, Godfrey Statia (immediate right), Deputy Commissioner-General, Hema Khan (immediate left) and Deputy Commissioners of Customs, Excise and Trade Operations, Rohan Beekhoo (second left) and Patrick Hyman (far left). Also in photo are Assistant Commissioner, Inland Revenue, Yonette Heyligar, and Assistant Commissioner, Customs, Sean Richmond.

THE TOURISM INVESTMENT GUIDE               Continue reading

How the East India Company became the world’s most powerful business – National Geographic

After overseeing the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Queen Elizabeth I issued a royal charter authorizing British merchants to trade in the East Indies on behalf of the crown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY LEEMAGE, CORBIS/GETTY

The trading firm took command of an entire subcontinent and left behind a legacy that still impacts modern life.

THINK GOOGLE OR Apple are powerful? Then you’ve never heard of the East India Company, a profit-making enterprise so mighty, it once ruled nearly all of the Indian subcontinent. Between 1600 and 1874, it built the most powerful corporation the world had ever known, complete with its own army, its own territory, and a near-total hold on trade of a product now seen as quintessentially British: Tea.

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BROWN SUGAR-2: Second Annual Gala – One Love Media- Toronto ON – November 23, 2019

Guyana: Regulator refuses approval for Republic Bank’s takeover of Scotiabank’s operations

Republic Bank’s New Market Street Headquarters

Scotiabank’s Carmichael Street Headquarters

Central Bank Governor, Gobind Ganga

Governor of Central Bank, Dr. Gobind Ganga, told Kaieteur News that the two banks were notified of the decision yesterday, via letters.

Scotiabank had, last year, resolved to sell out its assets in several Caribbean countries, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with most of those granting approval.      Continue reading

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