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Tobacco Control Bill passed: $200K fine, imprisonment for transgressions, $9M for corporate breaches

The Control Bill 2017 was passed by the National Assembly Thursday evening after a lengthy debate, by both sides of the House, of over six hours. The legislation will be enforced by the application of several penalties in the form of fines and prison sentences for ‘certain transgressions’. These range from a fine of $200,000 dollars for persons who breach the new regulations, along with 6 months imprisonmen ...

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2018 BUDGET PREPARATION BEGIN: Less than half 2017 budget expended due to ineffective management and poor monitoring – Min. Jordan

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan reminded heads of budget agencies that in preparing Budget 2018 they must be cognizant of the government’s vision. The Minister made the charge at the Budget 2018 preparation and sensitisation session at the Marriot Hotel, Kingston on Monday (July 24). The Finance Minister also stated that the preparation of the 2018 National Budget is a “time for serious reflection on pas ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Harmon’s LEAKED statement to cabinet; Chinese Embassy requested 14 days stay to avert vehicle seizure, State Minister facilitated

Capitol News was exclusively privy to a copy of the statement, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon will present to Cabinet later today (April, 14) explaining the reason he requested a hold on the seizure of two vehicles belonging to Chinese mining and logging company, Bai Shan Lin. Following news that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would be seizing the company’s vehicles over its failure to pay a tax deman ...

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NICIL sponsored Harmon’s China trip – Pres. Granger

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AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes’ resignation deferred, takes leave of absence

Alliance for Change (AFC) Chairman, Nigel Hughes’ resignation will not take effect at this time but, “he will instead proceed on a leave of absence from the duties and responsibilities of Chairman for a period of reflection and review after which a mutual decision will be taken.” This is according to a statement from the Party, moments ago. A “high level meeting” was held subsequent to Hughes’ resignation b ...

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AFC Chairman quits

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