Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (Canada) 2017 Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 2, 2017

Download Flyer: Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (Canada) 2017 Xmas Dinner &  Dance – December 2, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship – Lecture – Oct 26, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith wishes to invite you  to the Vice-Chancellor’s Renaissance Lecture V by Japanese Non-Resident Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada on Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship.

The Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 18:00 h in the Education Lecture Theatre.

Please RSVP to pie@uog.edu.gy  by Monday, October 23, 2017.

  Please find invitation attached as well as flyer.   All are Invited.     Continue reading

Guyana Rice Board:Former GRDB boss and deputy face 30-plus new fraud charges

Guyana Rice Board:Former GRDB boss and deputy face 30-plus new fraud charges

Two former senior officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) are set to face at least 30 new fraud charges today in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Yesterday, both former General Manager, Jagnarine Singh, and his deputy, Madanlall ‘Ricky’ Ramraj, were at the Camp Road office of the police’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), with their lawyer, Glen Hanoman. Missing is Peter Ramcharran, a former accountant, who is arrested and in custody in Canada, pending extradition. Charges could be read in his absence.

This would be the second case, with SOCU expected to lay more charges in a number of other cases, involving billions of dollars.    Continue reading

US$500M probe at GRDB…GBTI Directors, CEO heading to court

US$500M probe at GRDB…GBTI Directors, CEO heading to court as contempt charges filed 

Investigators have filed contempt charges against the Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI) in a major case that will test the country’s capacity to handle financial crimes.

Yesterday (19 October 2017), a number of the bank’s directors were reportedly summoned to the Camp Road headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), where top lawyers, including Nigel Hughes and Stephen Fraser, were also on the scene.

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Diaspora Engagement: Mexico and India Show the Way! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Diaspora Engagement: Mexico and India Show the Way!

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana is an anomaly. There are more Guyanese living abroad than in Guyana. It is recognized that the Guyanese diaspora has tremendous resources.

The Diaspora Conference sponsored by the University of Guyana broke new ground. It was the first gathering of persons from different backgrounds, and on such a scale, to discuss the impact of the diaspora on national  development.

It was fitting that the representatives of the highest levels should address the Conference. The Mexican and Indian top diplomats to Guyana outlined their country’s approach to the diaspora.

Read more: Diaspora Engagement- Mexico and India Show the Way – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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