Daily Archives: 12/01/2018

Former PPP Minister Irfaan Ali arrested re Pradoville 2 Housing Scheme

Pradoville 2 Housing Scheme… Irfaan Ali arrested, charged with fraudulent disposal of State lands

Kaieteur News – 30 November 2018. -By Tiana Cole 

Photo: Former Minister of Housing, Mohamed Irfaan Ali

Following his early morning arrest by ranks attached to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), 38-year-old former Minister of Housing, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, of Lot 38 Saray, Leonora, West Coast Demerara, was hauled before the court where he was slapped with 19 fraud charges.

The former minister is accused of defrauding Government of over $174 M, by selling several plots of State lands, below the market value, to former ministers of the then PPP/C government.           Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – November 2018

Here is our November 2018 issue of Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter. You may download it by clicking on the following link to access it:


Warm regards,

Lorna Campbell

Contributing Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express

Georgetown. Guyana: Criminal proceedings against Town Clerk, other city officials – CoI Report

Terminate, begin immediate criminal proceedings against Town Clerk, other city officials – CoI Report …recommends SARA trace and recover assets

Royston KIng

A probe has found grounds to terminate embattled Town Clerk, Royston King, and institute criminal proceedings against him.

The explosive findings are contained in the final report from the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of City Hall. The report was handed over yesterday by Chairman of the CoI, Justice Cecil Kennard (ret’d) to Chairman of the Local Government Commission (LGC), Mortimer Mingo.       Continue reading

Why Cuba has decided to pull 8,000 doctors out of Brazil

According to the Cuban government, 20,000 doctors attended 113 million Brazilians in the last five years.

Why Cuba has decided to pull 8,000 doctors out of Brazil

Posted: 29 Nov 2018 – Caribbean News Now.

SAO PAOLO, Brazil — Thousands of Brazilians could be left without healthcare as Cuba begins pulling out 8,400 doctors who have been stationed in the country’s smallest and remotest towns for the past five years. In an official statement dated November 14, Havana announced it will end its agreement with Brazil as a response to […]

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Ubraj Narine elected Mayor of Georgetown

Georgetown mayor-elect Ubraj Narine
Georgetown mayor-elect Ubraj Narine

APNU Councillor Ubraj Narine is the new Mayor of Georgetown. Narine, who won Constituency One (Kingston East and West, Thomas Lands, Nonpareil Park, Cummingsburg, Alberttown and Queenstown) at the November 12th local polls, was elected when the new councillors of the municipality met on 30th November 2018.


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Trinidad PM says the opposition is sabotaging the country

The Opposition “is sabotaging the country” and “protecting the criminal elements.”

Dr Keith Rowley

So said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as he addressed a public meeting on the City Hall, POS on Thursday night, November 29. 2018.

The Prime Minister said the UNC was “hell bent” on not voting for the Income Tax Amendment bill because it wanted ” to protect the criminal element in the country who is parading in the financial sector, those with money to launder, those with money to hide, and those with money they can’t explain”. He said the Opposition also knew that the outcome of not supporting the measure would be “chaos” and the “ sinking of the banking sector”.


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