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Date: 16 Aug 17 07:55pm
Clients and potential clients of the Linden Economic Advancement Fund (LEAF) turned up at the establishment’s headquarters on Republic Avenue, to voice their disappointment and anger after another meeting planned to give approval for their loan applications did not materialize.The meeting was reportedly planned several times, and postponed every time.Some of the clients said that they had applied over three months ago for loans. One man said he had applied nearly six months ago and to date all he has been hearing is that the people from Georgetown will be coming for a meeting to approve the loans applications.“This has thrown a blanket on everything, as I have already invested $1million in my business and was waiting for additional funding from LEAF to go forward, but now that is not forthcoming, Cheap NFL Jerseys China, and I have to be telling people not this week, next week, I am totally frustrated!” one man complained.LEAF Fund Manager, Valerie Adams-Sharpe, said that she is very perturbed over the whole issue, as the organization should have received a further $56 million since March last year to facilitate further disbursements of loans to clients.Clients have since been bombarding both the LEAF staff and the Fund Manager since word got out yesterday that the money would not be available to LEAF, as Caricom Insurance which manages the organisation purportedly does not have a license.“My main concern is that we should have been told earlier about this.Then I would have known how to operate with the funds that were disbursed earlier”, Ms Adams-Sharpe noted.She added that LEAF has received more than 60 loan applications since last year, but unfortunately with the current funds in hand, less than half of the micro and small loans applications could be taken care of.It would not be possible to disburse any medium loans however with the available funds which is most disappointing as these loans facilitate large-scale businesses ($15 million and upwards) where most employment opportunities take place.Meanwhile, the people are calling on LEAF management (Caricom Insurance) to explain why no credit committee meeting was held for the year. They are also calling on major stakeholders in Linden including the Regional Chairman Mortimer Mingo, and Interim Management Committee Chairman, Orrin Gordon, and the president of the Linden Chamber of Commerce, who holds the chairmanship of the LEAP advisory board to look into this matter urgently.They also said that they want the project manager of Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP), Kathleen Whalen, to tell them what’s going on.LEAF is a component of the Linden Economic Advancement Programme established in November 2004 to provide credit facilities to promising new and existing businesses in Region Ten.  The first loan was disbursed in January 2005.To date LEAF, which is a revolving fund, has a repayment of $301million, most of which has been already disbursed to clients, Ms Valerie Adams-Sharpe reported.The last tranche received in March 2008 was $251million, which brought the total amount that was disbursed by the European Union to $ 434million.
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Date: 16 Aug 17 07:55pm
…… Complainant also charged Three policemen who reportedly collected $360, 000 in bribe money from a man seeking to avoid police custody were yesterday placed on $50, Joe Crede White Sox Jersey, 000 bail each when they faced Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.The charge states that the ranks engaged in a corrupt transaction while being agents of the Government.The accused are 33-year-old Tactical Services Unit (TSU) ranks, Colin McIntosh of 19 Middle Street Stewartville, and Glendon Sergeant, 25, of 224 Lamaha Springs, along with Damion Bynoe, 23, a Cadet Officer.It is alleged that on July 12 at D’Urban Street Lodge, the ranks collected from Colin Rafael De Souza $360, 000. The money was said to be a form of inducement or reward for the ranks not arresting De Souza who was reportedly found with a quantity of cannabis and a firearm in his possession.The charge further states that the officers were employed by the Government and at the time were agents of the State. They pleaded not guilty to the charge.A cross charge was also laid against the complainant, Colin De Souza. He was accused of engaging in corrupt transaction with agents at the said location on the same date.According to the police, De Souza, 33, of 35 Middle Street, offered the police ranks $360, 000 as a form of bribe so that they would not arrest him when he was reportedly found with prohibited articles in his possession.The police officers were represented by Attorney-at-law Patrice Henry, who gave the court his clients’ particulars before asking for reasonable bail. He said the complainant gave a statement where he was unwilling to continue the matter against the embattled ranks.Attorney-at-law James Bond represented DeSouza. He too informed the court that his client was unwilling to give evidence against the police. He thus asked for reasonable bail for De Souza.Prosecutor Shavon Jupiter did not object to bail for either party. De Souza and the police officers were later placed on bail.On the day in question, the policemen were conducting patrol duties in the D’Urban Street area, when they became suspicious of De Souza who was at the time driving a vehicle.The prosecution’s facts are that De Souza was acting suspiciously and the ranks ordered him to stop his vehicle. A search on the defendant’s belongings revealed an illegal firearm and a quantity of cannabis.De Souza reportedly offered the policemen $360, 000 to let him go. It is alleged that the ranks collected the money from De Souza and took the firearm to the police station where they reported that the gun was found in an abandoned house.The complainant however went to the police station and reported that the policemen had demanded money from him. The ranks were later arrested and told of the offence. They reportedly gave a story that De Souza was the one who offered them the money and they then added that the complainant had drugs in his possession.
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Date: 16 Aug 17 07:55pm
The police and the Auditor General’s Office have launched an investigation into the theft of approximately $3M from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), a source from the health institution confirmed yesterday.GPHCThe discovery of the fraud was made sometime last week during an audit exercise and a female accounts clerk was taken into police custody but was released the following day.She is currently off the job to facilitate investigations. Kaieteur News was informed that the clerk was responsible for the daily cash flow to the Finance Department as well as all the Petty Cash.A police source close to the investigation informed this publication that the clerk told investigators that she has no knowledge as to how the money disappeared, Cheap NHL Jerseys, but promised to cooperate.In a statement, the GPHC said that an investigation has been launched into the alleged act of fraud committed on the institution.
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Date: 16 Aug 17 07:54pm
– unnecessary if school system is working“A culture has developed, Wholesale Jerseys USA, whereby, extra lessons are actually being forced in a very subtle way on students in our school system, ” said Minister of Education Shaik Baksh.According to the Minister, this development is not only unacceptable but is in fact an unnecessary move.“I do not see why schools like Queen’s College and Bishops, among other schools, where they get the cream of the students or the top performers. Why are extra lessons needed?”He revealed that almost 70 percent of those top students are attending lessons, a situation which much be reversed urgently.  The Minister highlighted that it has been observed that extra lessons have become “big business.” He noted though that it is understood that there is nothing that the education system can do to prevent the practice when teachers are free, but noted that it can in fact seek to ensure that teachers utilise the prescribed teaching periods for teaching.“I know that some teachers are moonlighting in the schools. They are not teaching the people’s children and are pushing them to the extra lessons. Those high-flyers I am talking about, they don’t need lessons if the school system is operating the way it should.”“They are putting more burden and pressure on these children; there is no extra lesson for sports and physical education and all of the other kinds of social activities for these children…” According to the Minister, he is calling on the head teachers of schools to reverse the current trend by being more vigilant and ensure that students are taught in an optimal fashion.“I know it is a hard job but head teachers have to know what their teachers are doing. What I am saying here is from my own personal experience. It is not only what I have been getting from parents. I have also fallen into that…personally”.He made reference to one instance where a teacher was not teaching accountancy in the school system thereby causing the students to be unprepared to pass such an examination. “The teacher wasn’t teaching any accountancy so the children could not have passed the exam and the head of the school had seemed oblivious to what was taking place. So all of the children from that class were forced to go to a teacher to be taught extra lessons…In the area of Literature there was the same problem as well as in Mathematics and almost all of the subjects.”In addition to addressing “moonlighting” practices, the Minister noted that, the Ministry has commenced an innovative programme where teachers can seek help if they discover that there is a weakness being exhibited among students. Teachers, he said, must approach their head teachers, adding that “I know it can’t be done in a year. I am a realist but we can work to change this situation even though it will take some time to remedy it, ” Baksh added.According to the Minister, giving extra teaching time to challenging subject areas such as English and Mathematics is currently being contemplated.“Why is it we cannot give extra teaching times to English and Mathematics? If these are the challenging subjects why can’t we do that?”  While the aim is not to micro-manage the way schools operate, Baksh noted that it is being suggested that head teachers timetable extra hours for the two subject areas. Teachers, according to Baksh, can seek to add an extra hour or two for mathematics classes, if they are of the belief that there is a weakness in that subject areas. “You are free to consult if you see the need; consult with the relevant Assistant Chief Education Officer Secondary for advice…We don’t want to give a prescription we want improvement, ” said Minister Baksh.
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Date: 16 Aug 17 07:54pm
While pointing out that the issues of shared governance and coalition governance are distinct and separate, leader of the Alliance for Change, Raphael Trotman, said that there is need for a public debate on an alliance to contest the 2011 elections.Shared governance has to do more with the mechanism for governance while the other addresses an electoral arrangement for gaining government and if so between which opposition parties and personalities.Trotman said that everyone is undoubtedly excited about the prospects for Guyana following the People’s Partnership victory in Trinidad and Tobago and the “Mega Alliance” in Suriname.“I have no doubt that the power of two in an alliance is exponentially greater than one.”Trotman said that his party will have to examine the pros and cons before saying that the same situation can or cannot be replicated here.“For one, the ‘first past the post’ constituency system is inherently better geared for coalition government as against the party list system applied under a system of proportional representation.”He pointed to the fact that history, both recent and long past, Charlie Blackmon Rockies Jersey, has shown that coalition governments are themselves prone to instability.“Yet indeed the multiplying effect of many hands at work is obvious and cannot be wished away. I recall one of the more striking lines from the movie The Ten Commandments which says: The city is made of bricks….The strong make many, the starving make few, the dead make none”. The AFC leader said that there is no doubt that the government is on a targeted campaign to compromise, harass, and de-rail  the opposition leaders one by one using every device at their disposal, including getting opposition leaders to attack others.“We can decide whether we want to build a city of bricks together or find ourselves alone and separate and at the same time becoming weakened by the relentless onslaught we face from the government, and eventually dead.”Trotman pointed to recent writings by Dr. Cheddi Jagan which suggest that any “alliance of opposition forces should exclude AFC, GAP and ROAR because we behaved dishonourably somehow.”Trotman said that the people are ultimately the best judge of that. “We will not respond since to do so would be to play straight into the hands of the PPP/C.”The AFC leader did stress that the AFC is in effect an alliance and is always looking for ways to expand its base and to be of greater effect and influence but not at the same time sacrificing its principles just, “so we can be in a political bed with everyone else…More is not always best.”   The AFC leader said that he is very interested in a national debate on the matter and to have the citizens voice their opinions on whether there should be an alliance and if so between which opposition parties and personalities.“Personally, I strongly favour the presence of a strong civic society component being included in any mega alliance that is being considered…The AFC is not against alliances in principle but we are against an alliance for convenience sake if it is not carefully and strategically thought through.”
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