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Budget Highlights 2016 - Our Indigenous Peoples & Hinterland Development
12 Feb

Budget Highlights 2016 - Our Indigenous Peoples & Hinterland Development

$4B to support the Plan of Action for Hinterland Development. $280M to promote economic prosperity, tourism development and preservation of the indigenous cultural identity. 211 Indigenous communities to benefit from grants to build village economies and fund eco-tourism projects, support women’s groups, and construct community centres. New dormitory to be built at Liliendaal for...
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Budget Highlights 2016 - The Good Life Beakons
12 Feb

Budget Highlights 2016 - The Good Life Beakons

The Good Life Beckons    LGE Local Government Elections to be held on March 18, 2016 after 19 years!   Jubilee & Tourism $300M for Golden Jubilee celebrations $200M for Georgetown Restoration Programme. Four-day Jubilee Festival for National Stadium; Coconut Festival along with local events countrywide Campaign ‘Home Coming Guyana’ to target Guyanese...
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Satellite accounting system being implemented – to measure tourism’s contribution to GDP
27 Jan

Satellite accounting system being implemented – to measure tourism’s contribution to GDP

The government is now moving to implement the Tourism Satellite Accounting (TSA) system to record Guyana’s tourism’s contributions to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This has been identified as a critical process in defining the way forward for the local tourism sector. TSA can be defined as the standard statistical outline and is a key instrument for the economic...
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THAG wants 8% VAT rate for tourism sector
15 Nov

THAG wants 8% VAT rate for tourism sector

Finance Minister deems case compelling THAG wants 8% VAT rate for tourism sector PRESIDENT of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Shaun McGrath is calling for a flat VAT rate of no more than 8 per cent for the tourism sector and licensed tourism service providers. Current Minister of Tourism Cathy Hughes had made a similar pitch as an Opposition Member of Parliament. In The...
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