Daily Archives: December 28, 2015

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – December 28, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 28December 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

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Guyana-born cardiologist sentenced to 20 years in US prison for overbilling Medicare

Guyana-born cardiologist sentenced to 20 years in US prison for overbilling Medicare

Published on December 28, 2015 – Caribbean News Now

CLEVELAND, USA — A Guyana-born cardiologist was sentenced to 20 years in prison on December 18, 2015, for performing unnecessary catheterizations, tests, stent insertions and causing unnecessary coronary artery bypass surgeries as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and other insurers by $29 million, US law enforcement officials said.

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Dr Harold Persaud

Dr Harold Persaud, 56, was convicted earlier this year of one count of health care fraud, 13 counts of making false statements and one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from criminal activity.

“This defendant used his medical licence as a licence to steal,” said First Assistant US Attorney Carole S. Rendon. “He inflated Medicare billings, falsified cardiac care records and performing needless and sometimes invasive tests and procedures. This prison sentence is well deserved.”   Continue reading

A lesson for Europe in Spain’s startling election – commentary

By the Monitor’s Editorial Board DECEMBER 22, 2015

A new global survey by a German university finds Europe to be the worst place in the world for young people to become entrepreneurs. Their main obstacle? Nearly 70 percent of Europeans harbor a fear of failure in forming a start-up. This fear may help explain the results of a Dec. 20 election in Spain, where nearly half of youth adults remain jobless seven years after Europe’s financial crisis.  Continue reading

Guyana 411 – December 26 2015 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana 411 December 26 2015

A production by Gina Guyana