Missing the water…

first_imgMissing the water……after shutting the well downFaced with a PNC Government that had promised them milk and honey on the hustings, but once ensconced in office gave them ‘salt biscuit and water’, the teachers of Guyana now (bitterly) concede they never had it so good but under the PPP. Like your Eyewitness (initially), they figured the Government most of them had voted for would just put on a show about not being able to afford the raise the Government’s own task Force had recommended.And that, after a suitable period, would cough up, ‘cause the PNC would need their votes in 2020. But the mask of reasonableness that Granger put on when he visited their Head Office back on Labour Day has been ripped off after they went on strike. They’ve been forced to admit that while the annual 5% the PPP gave them might’ve seemed paltry at the time, combined with the fringe benefits of clothing allowance, duty free car allowance etc, they could live much better than before.But time moves on…and while the cost of living inexorably inches upwards, so do the appetites of the mouths that have to be fed! Teachers had to be particularly irked by the Junior Minister in the Labour Department of the Ministry of Social Protection calling them “selfish and uncaring” because they exercised their constitutional right to demand a living wage. Wasn’t it President Granger who’d declared that, in his administration, teachers would become the HIGHEST paid public servants??If, as public servants, Cabinet Ministers could justify a 50 percent salary increase, why would a 40 percent increase for teachers be so outrageous? Even after a 40 percent jump (if it ever comes), NOT A SINGLE TEACHER OR HEADTEACHER would be getting HALF of Junior Minister Scott’s monthly $700,000!! The Education Minister says it would cost $4billion to meet the teachers’ demand; but the teachers are saying to the PNC, just come back with a realistic offer and not the ridiculous “ball park” figure of $0.7billion, which is ONE-SIXTH of what the teachers are asking for!The Opposition Leader has shown that the budget has all sorts of “sport” and “frivolities” — such as parades — from where the money can be sourced. How can the PNC Government justify circuses when teachers – who’ll have to mould the minds of the next generation — have to scrounge for a living?? But the PNC Government has drawn its line in the sand. Like Burnham did with the sugar workers’ strike for recognition in 1976, Granger has now brought in scabs to break the teachers’ strike.All Guyana has to get behind our teachers. Today it’s them, tomorrow it will be us!Let’s us draw our line!!…when they go overseasMinister Lawrence says Guyana needs another 1000 nurses, and blames the high migration from that profession to the greener pastures abroad. But there’s nothing new about this, is there? Migration of skilled workers isn’t confined to nurses; teachers also have been moving out, as have all other tertiary-trained workers – including doctors! And it all boils down to those “green” pastures which, in this modern age, are “greenbacks”!And it’s not only salaries. For nurses and doctors, they work under the most primitive conditions — which have to be improved if we ever hope to keep them. It’s a good thing that NYTimes reporter didn’t go inside our “Clapboard” hospital buildings, or else he’d think it was Florence Nightingale working during the Crimean War!! How can nurses and doctors care for patients when the latter are packed two to a bed and the x-ray machine is on the fritz??If after getting 500+ Cuban-trained doctors we still need to train Medexes, something’s really rotten in the state of our medical staffing.Migration’s only the symptom!…when you’ve failed in the courtsAccording to the headline, AG Williams said the “Govt ‘more inclined to arbitration’ in bid to recover US$5M for GT&T shares.”  Why not conciliation?If the latter’s good for teachers, why not for the Government?last_img read more

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Venezuela food crisis stark reminder of Guyana’s past

first_imgThe long food lines, the stark hunger etched in hopeless faces staring at a future difficult to contemplate is a graphic portrayal of Guyanese in past times, but this time these faces are Venezuelan.Guyanese fled similar circumstances in Guyana to carve a niche for themselves in a more prosperous neighbouring country, only to face such survival desolation in their adopted homeland decades later.Venezuela’s contracting economy and the consequential degeneration of the quality of life in that country, to the extent that one of the most basic survival needs – food, has become difficult, almost impossible, to obtain, has brought Guyanese who migrated to that country to the point of making hard choices.Leaving one’s home in which one has invested years of endeavour to attempt to create survival regimes in another country is a very difficult proposition. It happened to Guyanese when they became refugees fleeing to other countries to escape the oppression of the PNC era in government.For those who fled to neighbouring Venezuela, Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Cheryl Miles, at the conclusion of a heads of missions conference held recently at the Pegasus Hotel, painted a harsh picture, where Guyanese living in Venezuela are turning to their original homeland for succour from their current plight.Approximately 250,000 Guyanese are currently domiciled in Venezuela, according to Miles, with many of them trying to ride out the crisis, because many of them have no links remaining in the place of their birth.However, some are finding the food crisis and socio-political upheaval difficult to cope with and are seriously considering returning home to Guyana.However, there are many hindrances to reintegration into a Guyanese society, mainly because of the difficulties their children, many of them born and raised in a Spanish-speaking country, would face in an Anglophile school environment.At present, there is a thriving cross-border trading in goods for food, with Guyanese resident in Venezuela, as well as Venezuelans, trading and/or selling their precious household items to Guyanese in bordering communities, dirt-cheap, for food.The depreciation of Venezuela’s economy is projected to worsen with the plummeting oil revenues, Venezuela’s only solid export and foreign currency earner.Many Guyanese have already returned, but even Guyana’s economy is contracting under another PNC-led regime and, except for gold, all sectors of the country that were main foreign currency earners are slowly being killed, with the expectation by Government that oil would replace them.Guyana is no bed of roses anymore, and there is a constriction of its fiscal spaces, to the extent where even welfare services, health services, education, et al, are once again being negatively impacted, with punitive tax regimes imposed on an already overburdened public, so it would present great difficulty for the country to absorb refugees on any great scale, because even resident Guyanese are finding difficulty in surviving the current social impacts of the punitive policies of the coalition Government.Given the current trends and signs, one can envisage the return of this country to a time and place where the most basic survival items, especially food, was difficult to acquire, but this time, with Venezuela’s economy unable to withstand another influx of Guyanese refugees, where would Guyanese refugees run?last_img read more

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A quick analysis of the 2 major political parties

first_imgDear Editor,There are two political parties in our country, two political parties that dominate the political leverage in this country; there is no middle ground.So, in any analysis or real discussion of our nation those two parties must take centre stage. Hence when the real issues that surrounds the two parties are delved into we see a pattern of events that makes for careful study.One political party always comes out victorious because of the following real reasons. The PPP leads the way for the expressed reason that they are a people based party, one that takes the real concerns of The People of this country seriously, thus they are a party from the bottom up.The leaders have as its core or mandate, to lift the social, mental and economic well-being of the people to higher heights. For this reason, that party remains the most popular and one that can command a majority in any free and fair process here. The PPP is undeniably the party of and for the people, one that has the nation’s interest at heart.In stark contrast is the PNC a party based strictly along party lines one which strongly believes in loyalty to party head and racial allegiance.It started with Burnham and perpetuated throughout the years, you give unquestioning support to the party leader even if he is leading you down a path of ruin. No wonder that party cannot command a majority mandate in Guyana.Not forgetting the lack of concern for the masses. The people’s welfare comes last or sometimes nowhere at all where that party is concern.It is party and the party first, the party is paramount. So, they surrounded themselves with a group of “yes men” or persons who cannot think for themselves but pledge allegiance to the leader come what may.This is the crux of the matter that greatly separates the two, matters of economics. In matters of fiscal management of the economy the PPP/C stands head and shoulders above the crowd. For 23 years we saw positives in all aspects of the economy, in agriculture, in forestry, in mining among other things.In people development we saw an upward thrust never seen here since the early 1960’s, for this the PPP/C must be given due credit.On the distaff side The PNC is an abysmal failure chalking up failures at every turn from one disappointment after another. The present scenario that confronts us speaks volumes of their horrible attempts at ever maintaining a viable economy.Doom and gloom stalks our path at every turn, their stewardship in economics stinks to the high heavens.The bigwigs are cognizant of this fact that caused them to hurriedly gather the rag tag arrangement of sorts that we now call a coalition.They knew that the PNC on its track record cannot command a majority vote in Guyana so they cajoled, corralled disaffected members of the PPP into putting together a coalition.At least it would make belief that this is the best political grouping for Guyana or their version of a government of national unity, but is it? Sadly, it is quite the opposite because right from the very start it has been the PNC/APNU all the way.From that time forth it is the PNC in full throttle commanding every facet of our existence in Guyana. Guyana continues down another ruinous road of PNC dictatorship.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Guru Nanak out to recreate Safari Rally magic

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 31- Organisers of the season ending 33rd KCB Guru Nanak Rally have set out the route for the November 17-18 event to be synonymous to the Safari Rally when it used to be a World Rally Championship round.Clerk of the course Surinder Thatthi and Event Director Dali Kalsi are keen for the competitors who will tackle stages along Kedong and Suswa to experience a throwback to the Safari that was billed as the toughest rally on the planet before it was struck off the WRC roster in 2003. The need to rump the excitement is down to the fact that national titles in the main, Formula 2 and Classic Car classes have already been decided after the penultimate round in Eldoret.The Guru Nanak rally that was first staged in 1973 and won by Vic Preston Sr/Bill Parkinson in a Mercedes Benz 250 will close the curtains to the eight-leg 2012 KCB Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) series.This year’s edition will have the Competitive Stage (CS) 1 covering 33km that will precede the 57km endurance-test CS2 which Surinder describes as “very rough and rocky.”This will be followed by a kilometre long Super Special Stage (SSS) before the cars head for service at Namuchunga near the Satellite Station.After service-out, cars will then tackle the 28km stage before repeating the SSS twice as well as CS1.Surinder said they have resorted to all-weather roads in anticipation of next month’s El Nino rains.“We were unable to use the roads around Kajiado to avoid a similar scenario in the Safari where rains wrecked havoc,” added the organiser who is also the one of the World Governing Body, FIA Vice-Presidents.“The 57km stage is a bit rough because we had no suitable roads in Kajiado. All other stages are fine,” he explained. This year’s Guru Nanak will feature a total of 351km of which 153km is competitive. Carl “Flash” Tundo and his partner Tim Jessop sealed the KNRC drivers and navigators’ titles. Kisumu based Jassi Chathe and his co-driver Gugu Panesar also claimed Division 3 titles and so was the Mombasa duo of Nadeem Kana and James Mwangi who scooped the 2WD title. The KNRC Division 2 title went down to the wire and it will be interesting to see how Don Smith, Manvir Baryan and Coast Pekee’s Izhar Mirza battle it out on home stretch.The Simba Union organized event renews the rivalry between state-of-the-art Subaru N series and the high-flying Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions.Alastair Cavenagh, Tundo and Ian Duncan have dominated the stages on the Evos much to chagrin of their Subaru adversaries Baldev Chager, Quentin Mitchell and Onkar Singh Rai.“The Subaru N16 seems to be getting more reliable over time. After plenty of research and thought they are now performing. It’s proven to be very fast on smooth flowing stages but still seems to lack the edge on jumps and extreme rough conditions. “This year not many events have favoured the N16 since they have been rough and full of big jumps,” said Chager. The Monster Energy/Dalbit Petroleum team of two-time former KNRC winners Cavenagh and Tundo has proven almost impossible to catch this season having won six of the seven rallies held thus far. Cavenagh has proven that he is the one to catch having set the highest number of fastest stage times.Guru Nanak, an event organized by the Kenyan Sikh community, promises to be a thrilling event with Tundo, Duncan and Cavenagh once again locking horns.PAST WINNERS-GURU NANAK RALLY1973: Vic Preston Sr/Bill Parkinson (Mercedes Benz 250)1974: NOT HELD1975: Mike Hanson/Ian Grant (Mazda 626)1976: Manjit Panesar/Chaani Panesar (Datsun 1600sss)1977: NOT HELD1978: Chris Bates/Belinda Davidson (Colt Lancer)1979-1983: NOT HELD1984:Ann Taith/Sylvia King (Opel Ascona 400)1985: Vic Preston Jnr/John Lyall (Lancia 037)1986: Ian Duncan/Ian Munro (Opel Manta 400)1987: Ian Duncan/Ian Munro (Toyota Celica TCT)1988: Ian Duncan/Ian Munro (Subaru Supra)1989: Ian Duncan/Ian Munro (Toyota Celica GT4)1990: Patrick Njiru/Dave Williamson (Subaru Legacy)1991: Steve Anthony/Paul Valentine (Mazda 323)1992: Sarbi Rai/Supee Soin (Toyota Celica GT4)1993: Sarbi Rai/Supee Soin (Toyota Celica GT4)1994: Tanveer Alam/Mo Verjee (Subaru Impreza)1995: Ian Duncan/Dave Williamson (Toyota Celica Turbo)1996: Rob Hellier/ Des Page Morris (Mitsubishi Galant VR4)1997: Emmanuel Katto/Frank Gitau (Toyota Celica Turbo)1998: Paul Bailey/Raju Sehmi (Toyota Celice Turbo)1999: Alastair Cavenagh/ Crispin Sasson (Subaru Impreza)2000: Ian Duncan/Salim Haji (Toyota Land Cruiser pick Up)2001: Ian Duncan/Salim Haji (Toyota Land Cruiser pick Up)2002: Ian Duncan/Salim Haji (Toyota Land Cruiser pick Up)2003: Ian Duncan/Salim Haji (Toyota Land Cruiser pick Up)2004: Baldev Chager/Farakh Yusuf (Subaru Impreza)2005: Riyaz Kurji/Farakh Yusuf (Subaru Impreza)2006: Ian Duncan/Amaar Slatch (Toyota Hilux pickup)2007: Ian Duncan/Amaar Slatch (Toyota Hilux pickup)2008: Lee Rose/Piers Daykin (Mitsubishi EVO9)2009: Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (Mitsubishi EVO9)2010: Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (Mitsubishi EVO9)2011: Lee Rose/Piers Daykin (Mitsubishi EVO9)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Police investigating suspicious death of unidentified man in Dawson Creek

first_imgPolice are not divulging the exact location where the body was found at this time, but it is believed to be at the Sunridge Apartments, located across 15 Street from the high school, where police had cordoned off a section of the parking lot this morning.One person is in police custody in relation to the death, but the investigation is ongoing, including examination of the scene and soliciting public information. Detachment investigators are being assisted by the North District Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services.More information on this incident will be posted to Mile 0 City as soon as it becomes available.  – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Minding its business

first_imgLocal leaders are bullish about the Santa Clarita Valley economy in 2006, with ongoing job and business growth and housing prices expected to hold firm, local experts said. Larry Mankin, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, said growth likely will continue for the next two to five years in retail, commercial and industrial sectors, spurred on by new construction and strong demand for space. “We’re not an old, mature community,” Mankin said. “We’re still growing. … We have not had to offer the kind of incentives that other regions have to offer (to encourage growth). It’s not necessary until land becomes an issue.” Carrie Rogers, the city of Santa Clarita’s economic development director, agreed. “We have enough construction that’s ongoing and in the pipeline that will keep industry quite strong for some time,” she said. “We’re not seeing any indicators of a real slowdown.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The office market also is stable, despite a temporary spike in the vacancy rate. At the end of September last year, vacancies of office space jumped to 9.1 percent from 3.4 percent in the second quarter. For storefront retail space, the region is anticipating the completion of two large shopping centers: the 600,000-square-foot Golden Valley Ranch anchored by Kohl’s, Target Greatland and Lowes in Canyon Country; and the Center Pointe Marketplace at Soledad Canyon Road, an 800,000-square-foot complex anchored by the newly opened WalMart Supercenter. According an annual regional survey by Goleta-based California Economic Forecast, the valley could create from 4,300 to 5,100 jobs per year between 2006 and 2010 – an annual growth rate of between 4.6 percent and 5.7 percent, compared with 0.6 percent to 0.7 percent for all of Los Angeles County.Here are some of the top private employers in the area: Six Flags California has 3,878 employees, including those hired during the summer crush. The theme park solidified its position as the world-record holder for its number of roller coasters with the debut scheduled this year of Scream, the park’s 16th coaster. With the addition of the Hurricane Harbor water park six years ago, the park is the city’s main tourist attraction. Princess Cruises , best known from “The Love Boat,” employs 1,500. Following recent mergers with other cruise lines, its parent company is the world’s largest cruise ship company. Joining Princess in 2004 at its Valencia headquarters was sister company Cunard Cruises. Wal-Mart employs a total of 874 in four stores – Valencia Marketplace, Valencia Industrial Center, Centre Pointe Business Park and a new Canyon Country Sam’s Club, the chain’s membership store. Specialty Laboratories has 670 employees. Specialty Labs, which performs technologically advanced and specialized tests for hospitals, laboratories and physicians in the United States to help diagnose rare illnesses, moved two years ago from Santa Monica to the Valencia Gateway cluster of biomedical firms. HR Textron in Valencia creates advanced systems for the defense and aerospace industries. The company employs about 650. Fanfare Media Works is an international printing and publishing company with about 430 employees in the Valencia Industrial Center. ArvatoServices Inc. , with more than 474 employees, provides services including printing, financial services and answering phone calls and e-mails for companies in the high-tech, health care, airline and automotive industries. Target Retail store in Valencia, with a second Target Greatland to open spring 2007 at Golden Valley Ranch development in Canyon Country. Pharmavite employs 350 and is part of the growing nutritional supplement industry. Aerospace Dynamics , with 435 employees, manufactures parts for the defense industry at its Valencia plant. ITT Aerospace Controls has 335 workers manufacturing parts for commercial, military and aerospace applications. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bodies of Missing Girls Found in Carroll County

first_imgThe two girls were reported missing on Monday, Feb. 13.Their bodies were discovered about 12:15 p.m. on February 14th, in the woods near the Dear Creek by volunteers helping in the search for the missing girls.Police say this is a double homicide investigation.No further information will be released as far as condition or cause of death of the two girls.Police are asking for anyone to come forward with information or if they were in the area of the Delphi Historic Trails or Monon High Bridge that might have seen a person or persons, vehicles parked in the area or were taking pictures.They are also looking for the man in this photo or information on who this man is.Any information may be helpful to solving this case. Those with information can contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department or the Delphi Police Department at 765-564-2413, option #1, or the Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125.The families and all law enforcement would like to thank all those who volunteered in helping in the search for the two missing girls. Police say without their help, it may have taken longer to locate and find them. The bodies of two missing girls have found in the woods east of Delphi in Carroll County.They were positively identified as 13-year-old Abigail J. Williams and 14-year-old Liberty Rose Lynn German, both of Delphi.last_img read more

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Inspiring women on this week’s episode of Play Your Part

first_imgThe Sunflower Fund seeks to give all South Africans diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life (Image: Sunflower Fund Facebook Page)With August being Women’s Month, this Sunday’s episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at a few inspiring South African women who are Playing a Part by making a difference in their respective fields of life.This Sunday’s episode features Khanyisile Motsa, Pontsho Manzi, Dr Vanessa Naidoo, Ella Bella and Catherine Constantinides, Tina Botha and Tarryn Corlett, and Lira.The murky streets of Hillbrow and Berea are not for the faint-hearted. Gangs, pimps, drugs, abuse and deprivation rule the inner city flatlands. Notoriously dangerous, it is a terrifying place that is home to many thousands of prostitutes, street children and abandoned teenage mothers.In 2000, Khanyisile Motsa descended into the fray. Affectionately known as Mam’ Khanyi, she set up Home of Hope for the sustained physical, educational and holistic wellbeing of exploited girls in Hillbrow and the surrounding suburbs. Her eyes had been opened to the desperate circumstances of these abandoned children when she took into her care five girls who had escaped from one of the brothels.Word of the refuge spread and soon, more girls escaped and came looking for her. Her brave crusade has changed many of these lives for the better.“You can take a dying plant and help it regain its life by just talking to it,” says Play Your Part Ambassador Pontsho Manzi, founder of Fabgalz and Fabulous Woman magazine. Her philosophy is echoed in her motivational workshops as part of her mission to empower South African women to be their best selves.Manzi, formerly a human resources practitioner, founded Fabulous Woman magazine and FabGalz in 2009 to bring women together to support each other, and to provide career and employment guidance for young girls.In March this year Manzi received two honours at the South African Premier Business Awards: the DTI 2014 South African Premier Business Young Entrepreneur Award and the Play Your Part Award.In an interview with the Fourways Review, Manzi says she “believes that it is her life purpose to provide a platform to catalyse the upliftment and empowerment of women in South Africa”.Galvanised by the images of the injured in the 2011 Libyan uprising, Dr Vanessa Naidoo decided to put her passion for people and medicine to good use; she volunteered with international medical and humanitarian aid organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).“My passions are medicine and people – this makes MSF a natural choice for me. I have always wanted to do something that would make a difference in the world, but I didn’t always know that aid work would be a feature on that pathway, but I am very glad that it is.”Naidoo says she heard about MSF while at university; “I had heard about MSF during my training at the University of Cape Town (UCT); they had helped to start the ARV roll-out in Khayelitsha while I was still a student. I filled out the online application shortly after I watched that news clip on Libya, and the rest, as they say, is history!”Tina Botha and Tarryn Corlett are the driving force behind the Sunflower Fund. The fund is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, with a vision to give all South Africans diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life, irrespective of their race and financial circumstances.The fund’s purpose is to educate, recruit and raise funds to build and sustain an effective South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) as a viable source of well informed ethnically-diverse potential bone marrow donors so as to meet the national and international requirements and improve the chances of life-saving transplants for serious blood disorder sufferers.Read more: http://www.playyourpart.co.za/tv-series-news/1038-inspiring-women-on-this-week-s-episode-of-play-your-part#ixzz4PQ6mMct0last_img read more

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Buzzwords of Web 2.0: RSS Down, Microblogging Up

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Like every other innovative industry before it, Web 2.0, too, has developed its own language. Our friends over at the Royal Pingdom blog took a close look at the buzzwords around Web 2.0 today and found some interesting trends. Using Google Trends as the basis for their research, Pingdom, for example, concludes that searches for term ‘Web 2.0’ peaked in 2007 and have been decreasing every since. Some of the main terms of the Web 2.0 world like ‘RSS,’ or ‘cloud computing‘ have also been on a steady downward trajectory, while ‘blogging’ is still holding steady. On the other hand, terms related to social activities on the net like ‘social media,’ ‘social network,’ or ‘microblogging‘ (thanks to Twitter) have seen a steady rise in searches over the last few years. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ‘Web 3.0,’ however, seems to have peaked as a term to describe the next wave of Internet innovation before it even had a chance to happen.For a the full list of Web 2.0 buzzwords, head over to the Royal Pingdom blog.Conclusions?We wouldn’t want to draw too many conclusions from this list, as it is based on search terms, and as users get more familiar with these and start bookmarking their favorite sites, they will probably start using search less. Also, as these terms become household names, fewer users will look them up on Google. In some ways then, we might be able to interpret the decline of searches for ‘RSS’ or ‘cloud computing’ as a positive thing, as users have replaced searches for these general terms with more specific queries. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Alaska ~ Severance Tax: Department’s Decision to Treat Separate Oil Fields as Single Entity Upheld

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Alaska Supreme Court upheld the Department of Revenue’s (DOR’s) decision to treat separate oil and gas oil fields operated by common working interest owners as a single entity for the purpose of calculating the oil production tax. As per the applicable statute, the DOR, in order to determine the effective tax rates, has discretionary power to aggregate two or more leases or properties that are economically interdependent. In this case, the DOR concluded that operations on several smaller oil fields were economically interdependent with larger operations on an adjacent oil field. The oil producers challenged this decision, arguing that the DOR, by erroneously interpreting the phrase “economically interdependent” , had in fact promulgated a regulation without following the required procedure under the Alaska Administrative Procedure Act. However, the court determined that the DOR was not required to comply with the rule-making requirement because the DOR’s decision was not a regulation but instead was a commonsense interpretation of an applicable aggregation statute.Chevron U.SA. Inc. v. DOR , Alaska Supreme Court, No. S-15891, December 16, 2016, ¶200-617last_img read more

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