Woman granted $50,000 bail over fraudulently converting $188,000

A woman who is alleged to have fraudulently converted money she was entrusted with to her own use was placed on $50,000 bail when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Desiree Grant of 504 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her by Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle.

It is alleged that on January 4 and May 10, Grant was entrusted with $188,000 by Terrence Chase to deposit into his bank account, but  converted the money to her own use and benefit.

The magistrate placed the woman on $50,000 bail and the matter was transferred to Court Two for October 15.


Firm for Demerara crossing study not picked via tender

Following an opposition request for an investigation into the award of the contract for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River crossing to LievenseCSO, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure last night said that the Dutch firm was selected after the initial procurement process was annulled and it sought out consultants worldwide.

Cash-strapped GuySuCo to sell land to CH&PA

Facing a cash crunch, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will be selling land to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday, while noting that the corporation has sought a bailout to the tune of $2 billion.

Children to be given priority in post-hurricane evacuation efforts

Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix yesterday announced that priority will be given to children in evacuation efforts organized by the Guyana Government to assist Guyanese who remain on hurricane-affected islands, as there remains the risk of an epidemic in some cases.

Four years’ jail for woman nabbed with cocaine at CJIA

A 59-year-old woman was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined $6.5 million after she pleaded guilty to the possession of five pounds of cocaine, which she was trying to sneak on board a flight to New York.

Constitutional compliance needed, not reform – Nandlall

At present the need for constitutional compliance trumps the need for constitutional reform in Guyana.

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