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GRA seizes smuggled chicken, mosquito coils

first_img…3 in custodyAs it continues to crack down on smuggling activities, the Guyana Revenue Authority GRA) has reported that its Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) last week intercepted a vessel carrying large quantities of foreign chicken and mosquito coils. According to the revenue collection agency, the ship was intercepted during a sting operation on May 2, 2018 while the vessel was in the Atlantic Ocean.Upon discovering hundreds of boxes of foreign chicken and mosquito coils, suspected to be smuggled from Suriname, the GRA said the Captain and two sailors, who were on board the vessel, were apprehended and placed into custody as investigations continue.The tax collection body noted that they were first-time offenders; however, several recent interceptions have implicated repeat offenders. Second-time offenders are liable to pay three times the duties and taxes as a fine. While, third-time offenders may be prosecuted and/or be allowed to pay three times the value of the item as a fine, as compensation in lieu of court proceedings. In many cases, these offences also result in seizure of the goods and confiscation of the vehicles involved.This recent interception comes as GRA’s LEID continues its fight against smuggling. In fact, the Authority disclosed that from January 2018 to date, the Division has been able to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars in Customs Duties, Excise Taxes, Environmental Levy and VAT, in addition to fines, and has confiscated significant quantities of commonly smuggled items including alcohol, foreign chicken and mosquito coils.“The LEID operations exemplifies the GRA’s commitment to deter, disrupt, and prosecute individuals who attempt to import prohibited items, and evade the payment of their fair share of duties and taxes,” the agency asserted.Moreover, the Authority went on to outline that whistleblowers have significantly improved LEID’s performance and the agency’s revenue collection. To this end, the GRA said the general public must be complimented in aiding the Authority’s efforts to stamp out this activity.last_img read more

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Oprah ‘stunned’ dad’s writing book

first_imgWinfrey was living with her mother in Milwaukee when she was sent as a young teen to live with her father in Nashville. She previously has credited him for imposing discipline on her and stressing the importance of an education. The Daily News reported that the conversation with Winfrey took place Sunday, when she was in New York to receive the Elie Wiesel Foundation Humanitarian Award. Reached Tuesday, Michelle McIntyre, a spokeswoman for Winfrey’s Chicago-based Harpo Productions Inc., said: “We’re not going to issue any further comment.” Vernon Winfrey, who owns Winfrey Barber & Beauty Shop in Nashville, had left work Tuesday evening and was not available for comment. Winfrey told the newspaper she last saw her father when he accompanied her on a trip to Africa a few months ago, but that they often talk and she has a good relationship with him. “I would have preferred to have known my father was working on this. It would have been a nice gesture, a courtesy,” she said. Vernon Winfrey plans to call his book “Things Unspoken,” according to the newspaper.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Oprah Winfrey said she was “stunned” to learn that her father plans to write a book about her. “I was upset. I won’t say devastated, but I was stunned,” Winfrey told New York’s Daily News in a story published Tuesday. Winfrey said she laughed when one of her assistants told her the newspaper was calling to ask about a book her father Vernon Winfrey was writing. “I said, `That’s impossible. I can assure them it’s not true,”‘ she said. “… I called him and it turned out he is writing a book. The worst part of it was him saying, `I meant to tell you I’ve been working on it.”‘ last_img
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