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Daily Archives: Friday, 22 January 2016, 19:24

State-owned steel-pan not tuned to transparency, says anti-corruption watchdog

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 19:24 by Denis Chabrol The Transparency Institute of Guyana (TIGI) Friday railed against the Ministry of Education’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport for failing to address a complaint that the State-owned steel pans were being allegedly misused by staff. “TIGI, as an organization committed to eradicating corruption in Guyana, is appalled and ...

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GTT confirms offering “voluntary retirement” package

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 19:27 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) appeared set to go ahead with offering a voluntary retirement package of a 100 percent payout of pension contributions to employees who are 55 years old and have served the company for at least 10 years. In a statement issued by the telecoms ...

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Seizure of jewellery, detention of passenger triggers multi-million dollar lawsuit

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 18:29 by Denis Chabrol A man is suing the State for GYD$10 million because agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) allegedly seized his jewellery at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and caused him to miss a New York-bound flight in violation of Guyana’s Constitution. Through his lawyers, Richard Ramjit of ...

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SWAT team member charged with illegal possession of guns, ammo

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 18:08 by Denis Chabrol A member of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team was Friday arraigned on a charge of illegal possession of guns and ammunition. Quacy Sampson pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The charge against ...

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Bank of Baroda robbed

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 15:09 by Denis Chabrol The Mon Repos branch of the Bank of Baroda was Friday afternoon robbed by three masked men armed with a handgun, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said. The five-minute incident occurred at about 12:50 PM. He said the RK Security Guard, who was on duty ...

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GRA’s Sattaur denies disclosure of tax info, possession of data; says was assisting an embassy with internal probe

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:13 by Denis Chabrol Outgoing Chairman of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kurshid Sattaur Friday denied that he disclosed taxpayer information in breach of the code of conduct and that he had a safe containing taxpayer data at his home. Reacting to claims by GRA Chairman, Rawle Lucas earlier in the day, he ...

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GRA’s Sattaur fired because he disclosed taxpayer’s info, had data safe at home- Lucas

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 11:33 by Denis Chabrol The Chairman of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rawle Lucas says outgoing Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur was fired because he breached taxpayer confidentiality ahead of last year’s general elections. But Sattaur Friday denied revealing taxpayer data, saying that he had been cooperating with an Ambassador concerning alleged improprieties by an ...

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Domestic violence: ‘Our menfolk are going berserk’ – Chancellor

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:16 by Denis Chabrol Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh has registered his outrage at the continuing trends in reported domestic violence cases in Guyana and says that these matters need urgent attention. Singh was at the time speaking at the opening ceremony of a seminar on domestic violence that targeting members ...

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Guyanese among ID-theft-ring that stole $700 K from New York banks

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 8:18 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese man is a among members of a New York-based identification-theft ring that stole more than US$700,000 from banks by impersonating real account holders and making fraudulent withdrawals in 10 states, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Prosecutors said the group flew “soldiers” to different locales, where they ...

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PPP warns of retaliation if election violence isn’t addressed

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016, 8:08 by Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) late Thursday night warned that if poor elections management by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) continues to lead to violent attacks against its supporters, it would eventually be forced to retaliate. PPP parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba urged A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the ...

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