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Date: 17 Jun 18 06:25pm
Even as police have arrested a second man in connection with the shooting death of an East Canje livestock farmer last week Tuesday, a third man is being sought.Executed: Ramnarine ItwaruOn September 27, last, the lifeless body of 38-year-old, Ramnarine Itwaru, called ‘Bill’, of Lot 84 Gangaram, Settlement, East Canje was discovered with four bullet wounds on Ring Road, China Jerseys Wholesale, a Guysuco dam in the Settlement.Four spent .38 shells and one live round were found at the scene.The livestock farmer reportedly left his home around 01:00 pm to cut grass for his animals in the said area. However around 15:30hrs relatives received reports that he was lying on the access dam in the cane field cultivation. Upon venturing to the area, the man’s body was found face down with his bag still slung over his shoulder. His motorcycle was parked upright nearby which suggested that he had stopped to talk to the person and was shot by someone whom he knew.One of the men in custody is a prime suspect who also hails from the same village had threatened the livestock farmer following a dispute over land and cattle. Itwaru had developed a piece of land sold to him by his father- in- law and had increased his stocks. He had stopped persons from using the area after he began losing a number of his animals. The man had threatened to “finish him off” after a dispute. Itwaru had immediately upon returning home informed his wife, brothers and other relatives that he was threatened with death by the perpetrator and if anything should happen to him who would be the likely suspect.Upon his execution, armed with the information provided by Itwaru, his wife notified the police. The police acting on the information quickly arrested the perpetrator and the fisherman who made the discovery.However the fisherman was later released. They have subsequently arrested another livestock farmer from in the area.The second suspect has since been taken to Georgetown where the first suspect was taken to. Residents previously disclosed that gunshots were heard in the village sometime between 02:00 pm and 03:00 pm.The man leaves to mourn his wife and 11 year old son and other relatives.
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Date: 17 Jun 18 06:24pm
By Kiana WilburgPandemonium broke out around the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Middle Street yesterday, as eight of ten suspects detained for a murder and some robberies were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry.Delwayne CroftThey all appeared in court for the brutal murder of Met- en- Meerzorg grocer, Zulficar Namdar.The eight defendants, including a woman who is the mother of one, were not required to enter a plea when the indictable charge was read to them by the Chief Magistrate.The defendants who faced the murder charge were Jermain “Yankee” Williams, 36, of Gas Station Street, Anna Catherina; Esan Lawerence, 33.0 of Vreed-en-Hoop Jetty, West Coast Demerara; Delwyn Croft, Jerseys China Wholesale, 32, of 589 Tushen Housing Scheme; Khyran “50 cents” Khan, 26, of Parika Railway embankment,   and Samuel Bacchus, 38, of East Ruimveldt Squatting Area.His brother, Kirk Bacchus, was shot and killed during a confrontation with law enforcement officers shortly before the arrests.Also facing the charge were Andrew “Sonic” Chandler, 34, of 80 West Met- en- Meerzorg,   Alan Dorsett, 38, of 601 Zeelugt, West Coast Demerara, and his 31-year-old wife Cassindra Singh.Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the court that on September 10, last, at 20:35 hours, Namdar was at his business place when it was invaded by a group of persons. The entrepreneur was subsequently shot and killed whilst his mother was robbed of $1.3M worth in jewellery and $320, 000.Investigations were carried out and police officers who received sensitive information, upon which they acted, arrested the said suspects, and charged them for the said offence.Five suspects faced the charge of robbery under arms, the particulars of which stated that on September 7 at Good Success, Wakenaam, Essequibo, Dorsett, Lawrence, Williams, Croft and Khan, Alan Dorsettrobbed Rohan Dhanayshure of $3.5M in jewellery and $2.2 million.Prosecutor Mangru explained that on the said date, the defendants entered the wedding house of the complainant at Lot 12 Good Success, Wakenaam Island where they discharged several rounds.The men then robbed the complainant of the items mentioned in the charge and subsequently made good their escape.Patrick Christian and Samuel Bacchus were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony. The court heard that no personal information such as age or address was recorded in the documents which were presented to the Chief Magistrate.However, the prosecutor indicated to the court that the two accused, within the period September 13 to September 16, aided in the transportation of Kirk Bacchus and Keifer Small also known as “Frog eye” who robbed Sheriff Amand, a known businessman.After they were captured and questioned, the prosecutor said that the defendants admitted to transporting the two men who committed the crime and waited for their return.The duo was subsequently charged with the said offense.Whilst nine of the defendants, were without representation, Attorney at Law, Melvin Duke represented Williams who faced the murder charge.The Defense Attorney told the court that his client maintains his innocence as his statement was taken from him by force.The lawyer explained that his client was tortured by the officers that arrested him and indicated that Williams still bears those marks of “torture.”Khyran KhanAs the defendants were all denied bail and are expected to return to court on October 28 for report and fixture on their case, a ruckus occurred outside the courtroom as relatives of the defendants gathered and shouted that their loved ones did not commit the crime.Dorsett’s mother, who appeared to be inconsolable, collapsed on Middle Street outside the court.With her white cotton jersey soaked with her tears, she begged the law enforcement officers for an opportunity to speak with her son.After she was denied to see him, the woman rushed towards her son who was being escorted to the holding cell.Dorsett then seized the opportunity to hold on to his mother, but officers then intercepted as the two held each other firmly.It took approximately five police officers to rake the accused away from his mother and into the holding cell.With this behaviour, more officers were called in to reinforce the support of the other officers who had already blocked off both ends of Middle Street and surrounded the court.Cassindra SinghAndrew Chandler
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Date: 17 Jun 18 06:24pm
…sold its shares in Berbice Bridge for $950MThe National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), headed by Winston Brassington, raked out almost $7B in profits for 2012 but paid over just $1B to government.Executive Director of NICIL, Winston BrassingtonThis information is contained in its latest annual report (2012) to be tabled in the National Assembly by Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh.According to the report, which was tabled in the House on Thursday last the company’s revenue for 2012 was $6, 965, NFL Jerseys China, 255, 955.The report noted that its operating expense was just $154M meaning that its profit was more than $6.8B.According to the 2012 report, NICIL’s assets in terms of property and equipment were just over $1.4B while it holds another $5B in investments.Having never collected any dividends from the Berbice Bridge Company Inc, the report states that in 2012 NICIL sold all of its shares to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) for $950M.By the end of 2012, the company had also invested almost $3B in Atlantic Hotel Inc, which is building the Marriott Hotel in Kingston.The report also documents that during the year 2012, NICIL also sold all of its shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company for US$30M.As at the end of 2012, NICIL received US$25M for the sale with the remaining US$5M payable in two years.The report stated that other than Brassington, who has a contract for service with NICIL, there were no other contracts between the company and any of its Directors.The Directors for NICIL, at the end of 2012 were Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, Sonya Roopnauth, a Director in the Finance Ministry’s Budget Office, Nigel Dharamlall who is also the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs and the Executive Director, Brassington.In November last, A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) Financial Spokesperson, Carl Greenidge had lashed out at the Finance Minister for failing to comply with the resolution which came out of the motion on NICIL that the opposition had voted for.That motion in the House had arose from general concerns about the unaccountability on the part of NICIL for a variety of actions; how it had taken decisions with Government resources in a number of projects and also because NICIL was originally established as a holding company which was intended to oversee the allocation of assets that came out of the privatization.It was also responsible for advising on how properties are disposed of but the government instead, “uses NICIL to get these lands and distribute them to its friends without having to go through any proper procedure for vetting or for setting prices or anything like that, ” according to Greenidge.“State lands are not supposed to be handed out at personal whims and fancies, which is what the government has been using the company to do.”“This is the heart of the problem, ” the Former Finance Minister said, and so a motion was passed in 2012 calling on the government to account for the lands that it has been entrusted with and to explain the basis upon which these lands have been handed out. It was also asked to ensure that the agency brings its accounts up to date and that they hand over the monies and excess funds to the treasury.
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Date: 17 Jun 18 06:24pm
Over a three-year period, starting in 2012, long-serving Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, managed to acquire over 45 concessions of mining lands.However, the official yesterday said that nothing in the law bars him from conducting mining operations. The lands are in excess of 54, 000 acres.There have been concerns in recent years, especially by small miners, over the availability of mining lands.The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), as regulator for mining, has been under constant fire for its handling of mining lands.Isaacs’ name was among a number of others on a list released to Kaieteur News, with question marks raised.With his position as Clerk of the National Assembly, Isaacs as a Constitutional Office holder has a critical public administrative role as well as being a specialist in the rules of parliamentary procedures and practices.As Departmental Head, the Clerk administers the Parliament Office. However, the exercise of this responsibility is qualitatively different from the exercise of the normal administrative functions of a Departmental Head, because decisions made or advice given may often be subject to the scrutiny of all Members of the National Assembly and the public at large.Contacted yesterday, the official explained that the concessions were applied for and legally granted for the conduct of mining operations.“No illegal or unlawful act was committed. Article 158(5) (c) of the Constitution is clear. It does not prevent me, as Clerk of the National Assembly, from being in business, ” he said.As a matter of fact, Cheap NFL Jerseys China, the Constitution says that “An officer so appointed shall not, during his or her continuance in the Office of Clerk or Deputy Clerk, perform the functions of any public office …”The Constitution, Isaacs insisted, does not say that he cannot be a farmer or miner and cannot hold concessions for agricultural or mining purposes.“Also, I am of the opinion that the holding of the concessions by me does not give rise to a conflict of interest. Further, as far as I know, I have not contravened any code of conduct or other rules in relation to the Office of Clerk of the National Assembly.”According to GGMC information, Isaacs in 2012 acquired 27 concessions.Of the total 45 concessions he has, 20 of them are in his name while the remainder is with a number of partners.Eight of the concessions have been converted to Mining Permits with the rest to Prospecting Permits Medium Scale (PPMS).Earlier this year, from GGMC data, there appeared to be a mad rush under last administration to give out mining lands.According to records, over the last two years the GGMC processed more than 4, 000 applications.In 2014, almost 3, 000 transactions were recorded. This fell to just over 1, 100 last year.The figures would be significant when one considers that in 2013, more than 1, 300 applications were processed. In 2012 there were 2, 500 applications processed.That was the highest recorded figure since 2005 when there were 124 transactions for mining permits, mining licences and other prospecting applications.The number of applications actually picked up in 2009 with 971 transactions that year. In 2011 there were 1, 100.  This was the signal year for the rush to grab mining lands.Of course, as world prices for gold climbed, there was that rush by miners for more lands, spiking in 2012.A glance at the last two years also found that Chinese-owned acquisitions by the Clinton Williams-led Board grew significantly months before the May 11, 2015 General Elections which the David Granger administration won by a slim majority.Especially benefitting were two companies–Rong An Inc. and logging company, BaiShanLin Forest Development Inc.Buying up mining lands in his own name was BaiShanLin’s local principal, Chu Hongbo.Chu Hongbo’s company is facing intense scrutiny for activities in Guyana where the company benefited from billions of dollars in tax waivers and other concessions, including logging and housing lands.GGMC’s Board of Directors was chaired over the last two years by Clinton Williams.However, the life of that controversial Board came to an end in December with Government naming city businessman, Stanley Ming, as the new Chairman.
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Date: 17 Jun 18 06:23pm
By Rabindra Rooplall After swindling countless young ladies of their monies by pretending to be in a position to hire them or land them a job in the city, the perpetrator known as “Troy” was caught and taken into police custody at the Timheri Police Station yesterday.The police, in collaboration with some of the young ladies, organised a sting operation and apprehended the swindler at his home in Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara.He and his wife were arrested.“Now we know this man is a security guard! And his wife use to act as he secretary on the phone when we call. He even ask one of the girls for sex when he meet she, ” one woman said.“He tell we he name Troy and he does ask you to find more ladies for him for the job since he got a container on the wharf that he got to clear.”Four women turned up at the Timheri Police Station yesterday to give statements against the swindler and his wife, while charges are pending.According to reports, the perpetrator who advertises in the Classified Ads in the printed media, dupes unsuspecting young ladies by promising them jobs since he was opening a store in Georgetown and wanted to help persons on the East Bank to secure jobs.He also reportedly said that transportation would be provided for the workers.One young lady said that the Classified Ad read “Vacancy for females between 18 and 26. Must be living between Diamond and Soesdyke telephone # 697-1206.”She said that after making the call the perpetrator told her to meet him at a spot in the city, after meeting the man in the city, she was told that a fee would have to be paid to purchase a T-shirt that bared the logo of the company. “He said $3, 500 was the price for the top.”After handing over her money she was told that she would receive a telephone call notifying her when she would start working.However, she invited another friend to join her in the job application, and she was shocked to learn that after making contact with the said man that she was given a royal run around to meet with him to enquire about the further details of the job.“Me and my friend went to town and made many phone calls to this man and he said that he will meet us, but he had we holding on almost all day. Then he phone turn off now. This man is a petty scamp, Cheap NFL Jerseys, but imagine how much people he done do that to.”
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