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Daily Archives: July 5, 2016

Files in “disarray” as Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings fraud trial begins

The commencement of the GYD$600 million fraud trial of former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her former Chief Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings was short-lived after the prosecutor’s files were in “disarray.” Following objections by Defence Lawyer, Neil Boston, City Magistrate Judy Latchman gave Police Prosecutor, Neville Jeffers  until July 26, 2016 at 9 AM to present to ...

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No more Old Age pension for overseas-based Guyanese

The Ministry of Social Protection will be putting measures in place to ensure Guyanese who live in other countries do not access a Guyanese Old Age pension, according to Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence.   Minister Lawrence described it as ‘double dipping’ when persons not living in Guyana, access pension from both the Guyanese government and the country in ...

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“Picture Boy” sentenced to death for murdering brothers

Almost 10 years after Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier gunned down two brothers at Victoria, East Coast Demerara, he was found guilty of murder by a 12-member jury and sentenced to death. Collier rode up on a motorcycle and shot dead Ray “Sugar” Walcott and Carl “Alo” Andrews on September 23, 2006 while they were playing dominoes at the Victoria Four ...

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Guyanese medical doctor accused of sexual misconduct loses GYD $20 million claim at Caribbean Court of Justice

Port of Spain – CCJ. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) gave judgment in Medical Council of Guyana v Rama Sahadeo, rejecting a claim of GY $20 million by Dr. Rama Sahadeo for loss of earnings. This claim arose following upon his allegedly unlawful suspension from medical practice in October1998 until he had satisfactorily answered some allegations of sexual misconduct ...

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