first_imgThe Chinese construction company, CNQC, is expected to turnover for dedication today the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit, ETU, being constructed at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville.A local senior staff of the Chinese construction company, Amadou Kamara, speaking to reporters Monday, said the ETU is equipped with highly functional and complete supporting facilities.He said the 100-bed facility is expected to be manned by at least, 160-specialized medical personnel from China, in collaboration with their Liberian counterparts.                                             According to him, it will be very exciting that the ETU constructed by the Chinese Government has been completed to join into the fight against the deadly Ebola virus under the joint effort of the Chinese Peacekeeping Engineers and CNQC.At the same time, Mr. Kamara has expressed satisfaction over the level of cordiality among local staff and their Chinese counterparts.He said despite the slow pace in the country’s economy due to the widespread Ebola, CNQC has never relented to pay them their regular salaries.CNQC, a major Chinese Construction Company in the country, has undertaken several major construction projects including the Ministry of Health, Grand Royal Hotel, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgExecutives of the Guyana Manufacturing and Service Association (GMSA) recently met with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with the aim of reviewing tax measures. Through an official release, the body highlighted that it engaged GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia on the impact several Value Added Tax (VAT) measures have on the manufacturing sector.The GMSA was led by its President, Shyam Nokta and including board member Ramesh Dookhoo and chair of the Forestry and Wood Processing Sub-Sector Rafeek Khan. They met with the GRA team on August 16, 2018.This meeting followed the GMSA already registering several concerns to Finance Minister Winston Jordan in June this year regarding the impact of the amendment to the VAT Act in January on some sections of the manufacturing sector withGMSA President, Shyam Noktaspecial focus on exports.According to the GMSA, the amendment contradicted what Minister Jordan said in his budget speech. The GMSA held that the forestry and wood processing sector are affected by VAT which it says serves as a dis-incentive to producers who primarily manufacture for export.“It comes at a time when the forestry and wood processing sector is facing several challenges, including the deplorable state of interior roads and when there is strong push for more value adding to target external markets,” the manufacturing body noted.According to the release, the Commissioner General indicated that in keeping with the Minister’s pledge of no new taxes, the Amendment was intended to improve administrative efficiency of VAT administration that GRA is exploring ways to address the issue and requested that the GMSA explore other avenues with as opposed to “making broad statements”.The GMSA however, said that VAT is adversely impacting key economic sectors. It said too that it took the opportunity to raise other issues pertaining to tax administration, including the implementation of the new scanner system and processing times.The body said that it put forward a request for incentives for manufacturers inGRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statiarelation to energy and renewable energy technologies, in addition to a list of procedural issues relative to facilitating the smooth flow of businesses.The body also addressed the excise duty on Indigenous wines in keeping with the Government-stated policy of incentivising local manufacturing in addition to the excise taxes on Shandy whereby the current structure is not in line with other Caribbean territories which “disadvantaged Guyana’s producers”. The GMSA said it remains hopeful that the GRA will give active consideration to the issues raised and make recommendations to the Finance Minister on the way forward.last_img read more


first_imgPolice have played down an arrest of a man in connection with the death of Donegal teenager Caolan Page.The 19 year old from Carrigans was found unconscious with serious head injuries in the early hours of Saturday morning last in Derry.He died in Altnagelvin Hospital the following day and police launched an immediate investigation. It has emerged that a 19 year old man was arrested as part of the overall investigation but has been released on police bail.A spokesman said “That was simply part of the overall investigation and we are not placing too much emphasis on that,” he said.He added that they are still examining CCTV footage and also the results of a post mortem before making any further statement.“At this stage we cannot say if Caolan’s death was as the result of an accident or something else. “We are still keeping an open mind on his death until such time that we can say for certain what happened to him,” said a spokesman.Meanwhile Caolan’s body has been released to his family for burial.A source close to his family said they now believe Caolan’s death may have been accidental.DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST NEWS WEBSITEADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com POLICE PLAY DOWN ARREST IN CAOLAN PAGE INVESTIGATION was last modified: October 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Caolan Pagelast_img read more