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Massive credit card fraud ring busted in Queens, New York; thousands of victims were compromised

(TRIBUNE MEDIA)– As many as 16 Indian-origin people, including a woman, in the US have been charged for their alleged role in a massive stolen credit card and identity theft operation resulting in losses of over US$ 3.5 million to individuals, financial institutions and retail businesses. Muhammad Rana, 40, of Queens in New York, was the leader of the massive fraud ...

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Fearing deportation in New York’s Little Guyana

Reproduced from Queens Chronicle | by Anthony O’Reilly, Associate Editor Dave Khan has seen better days at his barbershop. Khan — the owner of Dave’s Barbershop and Hair Salon on Liberty Avenue for three years — estimates three-quarters of his customers are too afraid to leave their homes and get a haircut, fearful Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will stop ...

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SOCU questions Kwame Mc Coy, former Head of Climate Change Office

Former director of  Guyana’s state radio and television broadcaster, National Communications Network (NCN), Kwame Mc Coy, was Thursday questioned about the relocation of the Sparendaam radio transmission station’s mast nearby where several house lots have been allocated to then government ministers and other officials. “Basically, they wanted to know about my role in this entire saga of the Pradoville 2, specifically as ...

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Gov’t to launch inquiry into land titling issues

The government will soon launch an inquiry to address issues of land allocation, land management and land titling, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday. Minister Harmon said President David Granger is expected to make the announcement within the coming week of the establishment of a Lands Commission. This Commission will be tasked with examining and making recommendations to resolve ...

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SOCU’s UK adviser defends arrest of Jagdeo, Luncheon; PPP denies it fixed house lot deals

The Financial Investigation expert attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr Sam Sittlington on Wednesday defended the decision to arrest former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. “This is a police investigation, this is not a PPP (People’s Progressive Party) investigation. The police dictate where they interview the ...

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SOCU questions more former PPP ministers

It’s Day Two of questioning of former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) ministers by the Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) about how they acquired seaside lands allegedly at below market prices. Former Education Minister, Priya Manickchand left SOCU’s headquarters shortly before 10 AM. She did not discuss details of her more than one-hour long questioning, saying ...

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Suriname unprepared to refine Guyana’s oil

Suriname’ state oil company, Staatsolie, says it is not prepared to refine Guyana’s  light crude oil because the refinery in that former Dutch colony is built to process heavy oil, the De Ware Tijd newspaper reported on Monday. In stark contrast to last week’s announcement by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman that Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago have offered ...

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Woman allegedly involved in supplying marijuana to Kuru Kuru Training College students remanded

A woman, who was allegedly involved in the supply of marijuana to students of the Kuru Kuru Training College, was Monday arraigned and remanded to prison. Suria Somaria  of Kuru Kuru is charged with aiding a juvenile to supply 28 grammes of marijuana to two juveniles of that educational institution between February 4 and 9, 2017 on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. Represented ...

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Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to probe overloading of aircraft

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will be probing the alleged overloading of aircraft with drums of fuel from Eteringbang to Ekereku, but so far the airline in whose direction fingers are pointing has denied doing so. GCAA Director General, Retired Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that his regulatory agency preparing to probe an informal report that was received ...

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City Hall earns quarter million GYD$ in first month of metered parking

City Hall earned a paltry sum of just over GYD$250,000 from the controversial parking meter system, even as Cabinet remains worried about the political implications of the deal between the Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions (SCS), according to well-placed sources. Sources said the virtual boycott orchestrated by the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has seen the city ...

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