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.


Chatelal forgives Yorke as loan repaid

(Trinidad Guardian)  “Dwight, I forgive you.” So stated reigning Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal in an open letter to former T&T and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke yesterday, following the repayment of a $250,000 loan.

Happy 48th!

Fireworks in the background this morning after the Golden Arrowhead was hoisted at D’Urban Park marking the 48th anniversary of the country’s Republican status.

Exxon contract final -Harmon

The controversial Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed between the government and ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary and partners is final and will not be subject to any changes, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.

NIS re-examining investment in Berbice Bridge, GM says

General Manager Holly Greaves yesterday said the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is re-examining its investment in the Berbice Bridge after dismal returns over the past few years.

CARICOM staffer shot, robbed after bank withdrawal

A gunman yesterday afternoon shot and robbed a senior CARICOM Secreta-riat employee after he left the Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited branch at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in what is the most recent attack on the bank’s customers.

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