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Guyana-born New York lawyer, sister accused of US$3 million mortgage fraud

A New York-based Guyana-born lawyer and his sister have been accused of US$3.3 million mortgage fraud and larceny from a well-known American bank. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky,  on Friday last announced that three individuals – including a Richmond Hill attorney and his sister – have ...

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Hard washing looms for money launderers in Guyana’s gold industry- authorities

L to R: The GGMC’s Legal Adviser, Rosemary Benjamin-Noble; GGMC Commissioner, Rickford Vieria; Natural Resources Minister, Robert Persaud; President of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association, Patrick Harding and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Joslyn Mc Kenzie Drug traffickers may soon find it tough to wash their ill-gotten gains by investing in the booming gold industry ...

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No political games with Marudi miners- Natural Resources Minister

L to R: The GGMC’s Legal Adviser, Rosemary Benjamin-Noble; GGMC Commissioner, Rickford Vieria; Natural Resources Minister, Robert Persaud; President of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association, Patrick Harding and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Joslyn Mc Kenzie. Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud on Monday rejected suggestions that he was playing politics with illegal miners in Marudi ...

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Gov’t attacks AFC at poorly attended 2013 Budget Outreach

Ahead of Monday- the final day of the 2013 National Budget debate, government at the weekend intensified its verbal onslaught on the Alliance For Change (AFC) and again hinted at an early election if the budget is cut in its entirety by the opposition one-seat majority. Less than 100 persons attended a meeting at the Rose Hall, Canje Estate Community ...

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Rights groups call for end to discrimination against LBT women

There is a call from rights groups for action against discrimination meted out to Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) women in the workplace and other settings within the society. Red Thread, Stella’s Sisterhood for Service and Support (S4) Foundation, Guyana Rainbow Foundation (GuyBow) and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) on Thursday teamed up to discuss several issues faced ...

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Make a case for Guyana to become a marriage tourism destination- Rohee

Roraima Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Gerry Gouveia addressing the opening of Wedding Expo 2013. Seated are (L to R) GT&T’s Mobile Marketing Executive, Allison Dundas; President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Clinton Urling; City Mayor, Hamilton Green and President Donald Ramotar. As the curtains on Sunday came down on Wedding Expo 2013, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee ...

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Top Jamaican businessmen here to explore investment opportunities

NCB Group Managing Director Patrick Hylton and his boss, Chairman Michael Lee-Chin (Jamaica Gleaner photo) Two prominent Jamaican businessmen Sunday night arrived in Guyana to explore a number of investment opportunities. They are  Chairman of Portland Holdings and National Commercial Bank of Jamaica (NCB) Group Managing Director Patrick Hylton.

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