Daily Archives: Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 23:33

New York-based Guyanese woman pleads guilty to US$1.7 million bank fraud

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 23:33 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese woman has pleaded guilty to a more than decade-long conspiracy to commit bank fraud, defrauding her employer, a Manhattan-based bank, by misappropriating approximately $1.7 million. Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Gangadai Rampersaud Azim, also known as Julie ...

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Flood waters receding across Guyana- Civil Defence Commission

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 22:05 by Denis Chabrol Flood-hit communities across Guyana on Wednesday seemed set to breathe a sigh of relief, begin mop up operations and slowly crawl back their lives to normalcy. “Due to moderately  improved weather conditions and drainage of lands, flood waters have begun to recede across the country with several Regions reporting ...

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Second US Congressman calls for wealth sharing, political inclusion in Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 21:41 by Denis Chabrol United States (US) Democrats appear to be closely paying attention Guyana’s political landscape that has been historically split along race lines, just 10 months after a change of government in this South American nation. Democratic Congressman, Hank Johnson on Wednesday became the second American congressman in recent days to ...

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Guyana gets US$6 million loan to respond to COVID-19

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 16:37 by Denis Chabrol The World Bank approved on Wednesday US$6 million in additional financing for the Guyana COVID-19 Emergency Response Project to support affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and ensure effective vaccine deployment in Guyana. The financial institution says the project will also support general preparedness, resilience, and overall health ...

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Opposition APNU+AFC parliamentarian arrested following GDF officer’s complaint

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 21:50 by Denis Chabrol Police on Wednesday arrested opposition parliamentarian Annette Ferguson for allegedly committing a Cybercrime offence by claiming a senior Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer would be heading a killing squad. Investigators said the file has been dispatched to to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. The Guyana ...

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OPINION: Police promotions impasse: bigger than a storm in a teacup, bad for ordinary Guyanese

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 7:02 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall There is this ongoing, sharply escalating, situation between the President and the Police Service Commission.  It has been called a lot of things: defiance and showdown, improper and illegal, among other more searing reactions ad conclusions to where matters stand now.  No matter how I look ...

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