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[1] Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford this morning arrived in court to answer a charge of attempted larceny of several vehicles belonging to the Guyana Government. [GUYANA MOSQUITO]

[2] Berbice river bridge toll has been reduced. This announcement was made by Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman this morning.

He said that the Minister of Finance Winston Jordan will officially make the declaration during his presentation of the 2015 budget. [TRAVIS CHASE]

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Police probing $127 Million fraud at Public Service Ministry; former Personnel Officer fingered in probe

The new government on Wednesday confirmed that a police investigation is currently underway into the fresh allegations of fraud.

Police probing $127 Million fraud at Public Service Ministry; former Personnel Officer fingered in probe

The former Personnel Officer of the Ministry of Public Service who is already facing forgery charges before the courts, could find herself being questioned in relation to another fraud matter following the discovery of a $127 Million fraud that occurred at the Ministry under the previous administration.

The new government on Wednesday confirmed that a police investigation is currently underway into the fresh allegations of fraud.

Governance Minister Raphael Trotman refused to directly finger anyone in the fraud investigation but said the fraud amounts to tens of millions of dollars.

β€œEveryday things seem to be bubbling up from the deep and one of them indeed pertains to the Public Service Ministry. I don’t want to name the Minister directly but certainly activities around that Ministry pertaining to allocations of tens of millions of dollars is actively engaging the Guyana Police Force,” Trotman said.

Trotman did not divulge details of the fraud allegation for fear of prejudicing the investigation. However, News Source understands that it came to the government’s attention that in the run up to the elections, over $127 Million was withdrawn from accounts of the Ministry under a β€œwarrant” system.

The warrant is a document which usually authorizes another Ministry to spend money on the original Ministry’s behalf and that money would have had to been in the budget.

The money was allegedly withdrawn under the cover that it is to be used for public service evaluations in the ten administrative regions, but other officials of the Ministry have reported that they are unaware of any such evaluation taking place at that time.

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Reports indicate that the money was withdrawn in three tranches over a number of months earlier this year. Already, police investigators have started to question officials of the Ministry as they begin their probe.

News Source has learnt that the investigators intend to question former Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings since her name appears on some of the documents for the withdrawal.

Cummings and former Minister of Public Jennifer Westford were both charged today in relation to the illegal transfer of state vehicles to private individuals from the same Public Service Ministry. They have both been granted bail in that matter.

Originally Posted by Jalil:

Police probing $127 Million fraud at Public Service Ministry; former Personnel Officer fingered in probe

The new government on Wednesday confirmed that a police investigation is currently underway into the fresh allegations of fraud.

Police probing $127 Million fraud at Public Service Ministry; former Personnel Officer fingered in probe

The former Personnel Officer of the Ministry of Public Service who is already facing forgery charges before the courts, could find herself being questioned in relation to another fraud matter following the discovery of a $127 Million fraud that occurred at the Ministry under the previous administration.

The new government on Wednesday confirmed that a police investigation is currently underway into the fresh allegations of fraud.

Governance Minister Raphael Trotman refused to directly finger anyone in the fraud investigation but said the fraud amounts to tens of millions of dollars.

β€œEveryday things seem to be bubbling up from the deep and one of them indeed pertains to the Public Service Ministry. I don’t want to name the Minister directly but certainly activities around that Ministry pertaining to allocations of tens of millions of dollars is actively engaging the Guyana Police Force,” Trotman said.

Trotman did not divulge details of the fraud allegation for fear of prejudicing the investigation. However, News Source understands that it came to the government’s attention that in the run up to the elections, over $127 Million was withdrawn from accounts of the Ministry under a β€œwarrant” system.

The warrant is a document which usually authorizes another Ministry to spend money on the original Ministry’s behalf and that money would have had to been in the budget.

The money was allegedly withdrawn under the cover that it is to be used for public service evaluations in the ten administrative regions, but other officials of the Ministry have reported that they are unaware of any such evaluation taking place at that time.

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 11.52.44 AM

Reports indicate that the money was withdrawn in three tranches over a number of months earlier this year. Already, police investigators have started to question officials of the Ministry as they begin their probe.

News Source has learnt that the investigators intend to question former Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings since her name appears on some of the documents for the withdrawal.

Cummings and former Minister of Public Jennifer Westford were both charged today in relation to the illegal transfer of state vehicles to private individuals from the same Public Service Ministry. They have both been granted bail in that matter.

Trotman did not divulge details of the fraud allegation for fear of prejudicing the investigation. However, News Source understands that it came to the government’s attention that in the run up to the elections, over $127 Million was withdrawn from accounts of the Ministry under a β€œwarrant” system.

Originally Posted by Gilbakka:

[2] Berbice river bridge toll has been reduced. This announcement was made by Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman this morning.

He said that the Minister of Finance Winston Jordan will officially make the declaration during his presentation of the 2015 budget. [TRAVIS CHASE]

While the general announcement is made, the issue is whether the reduction will be in accordance with the government's proposed 100-day plan.

 

This plan simply states "Reduction in the Berbice Bridge toll". It will be seen if it is simply a token or a significant reduction.

DE POPE WILLING TO BE REFEREE BETWEEN GRANGER & MADURO. THINGS HAPPENING!!

Vatican open to supporting international mediation for Guyana
Georgetown, Guyana, (July 29, 2015) The Vatican has reaffirmed its commitment to working with Guyana in the area of promoting peace and unity. This assurance was given when Ambassador His Excellency Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, Ambassador of the Apostolic Nuncio, paid a courtesy call to President David A. Granger, earlier today.

Archbishop Girasoli said that Pope Francis, the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, has a key role in mediating international issues and invited President Granger, along with Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge to visit the Vatican. This invitation comes at a time when Guyana has been reaching out to the international community over threats to its sovereign territory from Venezuela.

Originally Posted by Gilbakka:

DE POPE WILLING TO BE REFEREE BETWEEN GRANGER & MADURO. THINGS HAPPENING!!

Vatican open to supporting international mediation for Guyana
Georgetown, Guyana, (July 29, 2015) The Vatican has reaffirmed its commitment to working with Guyana in the area of promoting peace and unity. This assurance was given when Ambassador His Excellency Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, Ambassador of the Apostolic Nuncio, paid a courtesy call to President David A. Granger, earlier today.

Archbishop Girasoli said that Pope Francis, the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, has a key role in mediating international issues and invited President Granger, along with Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge to visit the Vatican. This invitation comes at a time when Guyana has been reaching out to the international community over threats to its sovereign territory from Venezuela.

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Things to Consider-Part 1

Originally Posted by ball:

it should be free for how much money the tax payers have in the project

http://www.stabroeknews.com/20...ge-company-in-peril/

 

β€œThe ownership structure of the company is made up of ordinary share capital of $400 million and preference shares of $950 million. The holders of the ordinary shares are NIS, New GPC, Queens Atlantic and Secure International Finance Company each having $80 million each, and Hand-in-Hand and Demerara Contractors each holding $40 million.”

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