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CH&PA probing another house lot scam

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it is investigating a scam in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) involving the sale of lands by an individual not authorised to conduct business on behalf of the agency.The issue was brought to the CH&PA’s attention and indicates that a woman, claiming to represent the agency, scammed several persons of hundreds of thousands of dollars.“Last week two men visited our Regional Housing Office to enquire of lands they paid for, only to be told that the agency does not have any records of transacting business with them. The men related to housing officials at the Regional Office that they were approached by a woman claiming that she could have gotten lands for them through the agency at a reduced cost,” the CH&PA said on Wednesday.According to the agency, one of the men paid the woman $150,000 for three house lots with a balance of $180,000 for, his children while another paid $70,000 with a balance of $60,000.The CH&PA further stated that there are several other instances of the same scam artist eliciting money from vulnerable people, but noted that the victims are unwilling to come forward. The agency will be turning the matter over to the Police, however, persons are asked to be on the alert for scammers.All payments relating to the sale of land or housing units from the Central Housing and Planning Authority must be done at the agency’s Georgetown head office, Regional Housing Offices or Regional Democratic Council.Just recently, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Regional Housing Officer Omesh Sasenarayan, along with his deputy, Safeia Razak, was accused of unlawfully collecting monies from persons for house-lots in the region.According to reports, earlier in the year, the Housing Officer allegedly collected the sum of $50,000 as payment for a house lot but issued a personal receipt instead of an official one, converting the money to his own use. It is reported that Razak acted in collaboration with him.The woman, he sold the land to visited the Regional Democratic Office for an update on the progress of her transaction only to be told that there were no records and the receipt she had in her possession was fake. She then ventured to office of the Central Housing and Planning Authority at Brickdam, Georgetown and it was revealed that there were no records of the transaction.last_img read more

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Linden passport office nears completion

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first_imgConstruction work on the Linden passport office in Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) is nearing completion.The project, which commenced in January, is expected to wrap up by the end of May. Upon completion, residents of Linden and other areas in the Region are expected to enjoy the comfort of having a passport office which will cater for new applications within their community, easing the burden of having to travel to Georgetown to access the service.The passport office which is currently under constructionLast December, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix travelled to the community for a sod-turning exercise at the site, which is in the vicinity of the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) building at Mackenzie, Linden. The construction of the building, which measures 2000 square feet, is being executed by R Bassoon and Sons Contracting Company, to the tune of $30,604,472. While Linden has been benefiting from passport renewal services, conducted out of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) building at Mackenzie since August 2016, it is the first time the community will host an office to cater for new applicants.last_img read more

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President promises annual subvention to GPA

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first_img– urges fair and unbiased reporting during elections coverageThe Guyana Press Association (GPA) has been promised an annual subvention by caretaker President David Granger, who made the announcement at the Annual Media Brunch held at the Baridi Benab, State House, Georgetown, on Sunday.The President and members of the media on SundayDuring his brief remarks, the President noted that the Finance Minister is yet to introduce a budget for 2020 but vowed to keep the promise.The President urged the GPA to continue to work to keep the association alive and wished the media a successful decade of work.As the GPA observes its 75th anniversary, the executives would have used the opportunity to discuss developmental roles and responsibilities of the press corps in Guyana with the Head of State.He, nevertheless, stated that the media workers lack training while commenting on the use of the English language by reporters.He also reminded those in attendance of the guidelines of journalism and the need for fair and unbiased reporting, especially as the country prepares for General and Regional Elections in March.The President addressing media operatives“I urge that your statements in the future be guided by accurate representation words and check with this little book and see what fair means, and I will urge your statements in the future be guided by accurate representation of the words,” the President stated.The caretaker President read from an Oxford pocket dictionary, quoting – “Fair – treating people equally, equitable, honest, impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral, even-handed.”In closing GPA’s President, Nazima Raghubir outlined that the evolution of the press to social media platforms brings many challenges.However, she encouraged that journalists use fact-checking, clarity and research to provide balanced, unbiased and factual reports, especially during this electoral phase.The media brunch was attended by Government Ministers.last_img read more

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WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE DEATH OF CLLR EDDIE FULLERTON – PIC SPECIAL

By on December 28, 2019

first_imgWREATH-LAYING CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE DEATH OF CLLR EDDIE FULLERTON – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: May 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEddie FullertonWREATH LAYINGlast_img read more

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Who is Aleksandr Golovin? Chelsea and Arsenal target starring for Russia profiled

By on December 26, 2019

first_img 3 What position does he play?Golovin is an attacking midfielder who can also play on the either wing or in a deeper, central midfield position. For Russia, he has recently been alternated between the attacking midfield and left-wing positions. The home nation don’t possess much creative talent and so will be looking to the 22-year-old for inspiration in attack.What is his playing style?The Russian has attracted attention as a pacy attacking midfielder, unafraid to take on opposition defenders. Golovin’s dribbling ability is one of the main assets he will undoubtedly look to use in order to trouble Saudi Arabia. Golovin caught the eye for Russia against Saudi ArabiaWho is Aleksandr Golovin?Born on May 30, 1996 in the town of Kaltan, south central Russia, Golovin played futsal in his early years before joining FC Novokuznetsk as a 13-year-old.Who does he play for?Three years after joining FC Novokuznetsk, Golovin moved on to CSKA Moscow and broke through in the UEFA Youth League. He made his debut for the first team in 2014, aged just 18, and has since gone on to establish himself as a key player in the side. For Russia, he made his debut as a 19-year-old and now has 19 caps, with two goals. Golovin appeared at Euro 2016 and the 2017 Confederations Cup, making three appearances in both tournaments. Aleksandr Golovin has thrust himself into the limelight thanks to two assists and a fantastic free-kick in Russia’s 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening game.The 22-year-old midfielder is reportedly a wanted man, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus among the clubs rumoured to be targeting him.And after his starring role, it’s easy to see why. Golovin takes on France’s N’Golo Kante center_img 3 Golovin attempts to dribble out of troubleHow was his 2017/18 season?In 2017/18, Aleksandr Golovin developed into one of his team’s star men. The Russian midfielder played 43 times for CSKA, scoring seven goals, recording six assists and picking up an impressive 13 yellow cards. His side finished second in the Russian Premier League, were knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League, quarter-finals of the Europa League and round-of-32 of the Russian Cup.Which clubs are interested in signing him?Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Golovin, but it appears Juventus are leading the race for the midfielder, who is also being monitored by Monaco. This could all change after some impressive appearances at the World Cup.Watch more: 3last_img read more

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DDTV: DONEGAL ISLANDERS FILM ON FISHING BAN TO BE SCREENED IN PARIS

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgAN award-winning documentary on how Europe turned over our Donegal islanders with outrageous fishing bans is to be shown in Paris next week.The Irish Cultural Centre and Irish Embassy in Paris are hosting a special screening of A Turning Tide in the Life of Man in the French capital at the cinéma Les 3 Luxembourg (67, rue Monsieur le Prince – 75006 Paris) on October 13th at 7.30pm. The film retraces the origin of the global problems the small fishermen are facing today, the complexity of such political decisions and the consequences for the lives of small coastal communities, emanating from the implementation of the Salmon Ban and other EU Regulations over the years.Since 2006, islanders from the communities of Árainn Mhór Island, Inis Bo Finne and Tory Island, in Donegal, Ireland, together with experts from around the world, have been working on common documents and actions that will help them to survive Government-led policies, and allowed them to participate in the writing of new reform of the fishing policy which was put in place in 2014 for all European countries.Lead by one fisherman’s voice, John O’Brien, we follow John’s very personal journey with his family and friends from Árainn Mhór Island and Tory Island over 8 years.The film sees their efforts to survive and their long quest to find answers to their questions; traveling, meeting with politicians, gathering together other islands communities from all around Europe, querying MEPs, working with International NGOs to understand the political process and convincing those who hold the power to join their fight and make a difference. As John gets closer to the European Parliament circumstances force him into a more important role.He becomes one of the few EU small fishermen representatives and advisor by default in the new reform process.Discovering that he’s only a little piece of a larger puzzle, for the first time, John has to envisage the bigger picture for himself and like the Members of the European Commission, John and his people also have to take into consideration, environmental, economic and social issues. DDTV: DONEGAL ISLANDERS FILM ON FISHING BAN TO BE SCREENED IN PARIS was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfilmInisbofinTorylast_img read more

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Magical Christmas film to be rescreened for festive fundraiser

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first_imgDonegal parents and children will have a special chance to board The Polar Express as it comes to the big screen again this December.Emmet and Maria Rushe (aka Rushe Fitness and The S-Mum) have planned a wonderful event to support two Irish children’s charities – the Victoria Thompson Scholarship and the Jack and Jill Children’s FoundationExcitement is building as The Polar Express, one of the most magical Christmas movies of all time, will be shown at Century Cinemas Letterkenny on Saturday 2nd December at 12noon. It’s sure to be a magical day full of all the warmth and generosity that comes with the giving season.Tickets are like gold dust for this event, but you can get yours at Rushe Fitness Letterkenny.The Golden tickets are €8 each and ALL proceeds will go directly to two very special charities for sick children: The wonderful Victoria Thompson Scholarship and the incredible Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Tickets will be available to buy THIS SUNDAY (5th November) at the Rushe Fitness gym in the Enterprise Fund Business Park, Lisnennan Letterkenny from 2pm until 3.30pm.Emmet and Maria invite all families to join in the fundraising fun: “What better way to begin December, than taking a trip on this magical train to the North Pole? Bring the whole family and jingle your way into the most magical time of year with us.”For updates and ticket queries, contact The S-Mum and Rushe Fitness on Facebook.Magical Christmas film to be rescreened for festive fundraiser was last modified: November 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Century Cinemasemmet rusheMaria Rusherushe fitnessthe polar expressthe s-mumlast_img read more

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What does NBA’s 2-minute report say about the calls in Warriors’ loss to T-Wolves?

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgJust like the Warriors, the NBA watched the replays of the finals calls of the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Unlike the Warriors, the NBA believes the officials made the right call on the final two plays of overtime.The NBA’s two-minute report said that it made the correct call when official Marat Kogut ruled that Minnesota’s Keita Bates-Diop committed a foul on Kevin Durant before he released a 3-point shot that otherwise could have tied the game at 130 …last_img read more

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Former teacher empowers others through creativity

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgMarjolein Gamble is a former pre-primary and primary school teacher who was inspired by a fondness for creativity to create sustainable products and empower local workers.Marjolein Gamble has made a living from her pencil drawn greeting cards, as above, and shweshwe fashion designs. Most of her products are made from recyclable materials. (Image: Carte-Blanche.com)Marjolein Gamble started with blank cards on which she drew with colour pencils and printed on recycled local paper. This is where the name ‘Carte-Blanche’ came from. According to the Oxford dictionary, this French term means “a blank piece of paper to be filled in as the possessor pleases”.Today Gamble sells a variety of products such as: artistic blank greeting cards; notebooks made from recycled card and paper; shweshwe shoulder bags; reversible peak hats, shirts and shorts; shweshwe and canvas aprons; printed shoulder bags; and decorative glow in the dark shapes.Sustainability is the key focus for Carte-Blanche and Gamble sources locally manufactured and environmentally friendly materials.Carte-Blanche is in its infancy but already creates a lot of regular work and employs a few locals on a part-time and contract basis.Carte-Blanche invites you to buy good quality products and clothes which are affordable, artistic and which support our local artisans and resources.Their website is www.carteblanchecards.com.last_img read more

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South Africa Nigeria Investment Conference

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first_imgSouth Africa and Nigeria, the biggest economies on the continent, have both concluded elections and governments in both countries are, with a renewed mandate, looking at the road ahead.Despite their size and potential, the nations are in low-growth trajectories currently, with GDP in Nigeria expected to be 2.1% according to the IMF, which puts South Africa’s growth at a likely 1.2% this year, down from its original forecast of 1.4%.But while these two African giants may be growing at well below their potential, they remain pivotal states in the continental firmament.According to Brand South Africa, the total African GDP/economic output in 2017/18 was $2,175bn. Of this, South Africa’s output was $295bn and Nigeria’s $405bn. It Egypt’s GDP output of $332bn is added, these three countries contribute nearly 50 percent to Africa’s total economic output.For this reason, it is imperative for Africa’s leading economies to find new and inspiring ways of supporting, enhancing, and deepening trade and investment, and building business partnerships to underpin greater African integration and human development.The relationship between the countries has been complex and dogged by issues on both sides but there is always an opportunity to address these challenges and build a vital relationship to the benefit of both countries.In this regard, the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber hosted the South Africa-Nigeria Investment Conference yesterday on 24 June 2019 as part of its mandate to build bridges between the two countries. The event enabled discussions on a range of issues related to trade, investment and business requirements, with a specific focus on the Nigerian market.Nigeria remains a key export destination for South Africa, which exported goods valued at R6.4bn in 2016 while Nigerian exports to South Africa totalled R30.4bn. In 2017, South African exports were valued at R5.7bn against R22.8bn imports from Nigeria, which is a major supplier of crude oil to Pretoria.The keynote speaker was top Nigerian economist and analyst Dr Doyin Salami with the line up at the one-day event having included Ralph Mupita, CFO of the biggest South African investor in Nigeria – MTN, Sola Adegbesan from Standard Bank, Celeste Fauconnier from Rand Merchant Bank, Nick Ndurito from Allan Gray, Sifiso Nzimande from Transnet, Margaret Dawes from Sanlam Pan African and Alan Mukoki from SACCI.Nigerian speakers also included Yewande Sadiku, CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, property expert Bode Adediji, Ebele Eunwa who is rolling out a chain of supermarkets in Nigeria and Omosalwea Adeyemi from one of the fastest-growing fintech companies globally, Flutterwave.last_img read more

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