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Govt. informed fmr. army chief, Gary Best housing land was available; lawyer says no more money should be paid for house lot

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best Friday afternoon said he had been informed by the then government that housing land had been available at Ogle-Sparendaam, and his lawyer does not believe that he should now pay more if authorities say the land has been undervalued. “The Government of Guyana made that information available to ...

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DPP, husband questioned about Pradoville houselot but aren’t suspects – Hughes

Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack and her husband, Moenul Hack, on Friday subjected themselves to questioning by agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). They were questioned about the acqusition of a house lot at Pradoville 2- Ogle/ Sparendaam under the previous People’s Progressive Party. Accompanying them was Attorney at Law, Nigel Hughes who said no allegation has ...

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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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Govt. rejects one-off payment for Hammie Green …approves multi-million pension package instead

by Gary Eleazar The National Assembly today (March 9, 2017) approved of a multi-million dollar pension package for Former Prime, Minister Hamilton Green (1985-1992), despite boisterous protestations on the part of the political opposition. The Bill was successfully piloted by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, on behalf of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government.   ...

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Presidential Ministry clarifies Granger’s remarks about “calls for mobilisation of foot soldiers”

The Ministry of the Presidency  early Thursday evening clarified that President Granger did not refer to street protests in his address to Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers at the annual officers’ conference. Other than the PPP, there have been no other strident call for supporters of any other political party or organisation to respond with protests, but the Ministry of ...

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Republic Bank could form part of fraud investigation into $26M forged cheque

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan appeared puzzled today, March 8, that a reportedly forged $26.3M manager’s cheque did not see Republic Bank Guyana Limited being part of a fraud investigation involving a city businessman. Chairman of Micro Business Developers and Consultancy Incorporated, Clayton Alleyne, plead not guilty before the Chief Magistrate to a charge that between December 2, 2016, and December ...

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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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