Multi-Purpose Credit Union Introduces ‘New Products’

first_imgThe “In God We Trust” Multi-Purpose Credit Union (IGWMPCU), last Sunday introduced new products to its members. The products, according to the union, are expected to uplift its members and improve their livelihood.The products, according to the president, Saye J. Biyie, will be subsequently introduced unto the market by early January, 2015.Thereafter, Mr. Biyie said, the products will help to alleviate the already poverty-stricken parents, “because they will benefit from the services that will oversee the payment of the children school fees through the relevant kids-to-school saving account.”Other services, according to IGWMPCU president, include holiday savings account; children education savings account; home ownership and development savings account.The president of the Multi-Purpose credit union told members on Sunday that credit union business is not for profit making, but to ensure that every member is taken to another level.Mr. Biyie made the assertions recently at the program making the official closing of 2014 operational year of the union.According to him, “these products seek to educate children and parents on how to prepare for the successful life journey, adding that the independence of any one begins with the way he/she plans their lives.This task, he said, will provide sound education which include, but not limited to formal education, financial management among others.He noted that many people believes that savings are done with their surpluses, which is not true and as such, rational and successful people start saving from their little earning for some purposes, such as, saving for education, land, home, purchasing of vehicle and start off business as well as saving for holiday expenses.“It is in this regard, that the “In God We Trust” Multi-Purpose Credit Union introduced the above listed products,” he said.The Multi-Purpose Credit Union president thereby encourage members to take advantage of the products, by opening one of the following accounts for their children, which he said can be short and long term investment for that child until he or she reaches 18 years before he/she can take charge of that account.Launching the products, Mr. John B. S. Davis, II, president and CEO of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) used the occasion to pledge his bank’s commitment to Multi-Purpose Credit Union because they stand for integrity.Mr. Davis also encouraged members of the club to be business minded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AFC will finally be placed to rest

first_imgDear Editor,It is quite an absurdity that the AFC is now concluding that, ‘votes can’t be forged on elections day’, when the Party has forged signatures on the ‘backers form’ which has allowed the AFC’s candidates acceptance to contest on elections day.The learned Judge’s decision not to disallow the signatures on the backers forms due to ‘fraud, trickery or force’ can do nothing to eradicate the fact that 50 persons from the Whim/Bloomfield LAA signed affidavits demanding that their names be removed from the AFC’s list. However, this will not deter them from voting for the Party of their choice which is the People’s Progressive Party. Therefore, it is the PPP who have the right to pontificate that, ‘votes can’t be forged on Elections Day’, not the AFC. The affidavits did not lie-it is a sworn statement witnessed and certified by a Commissioner of Oaths to Affidavits and Justice of Peace. Has the AFC subsequently contacted these 50 persons to inquire why they have signed such affidavits?These people wanted their names removed before the deadline on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, but the trickery and deliberate obfuscation of the GECOM Officials ensured that these people are denied access to their legal rights. More than 150 persons in Region 6 claimed that their names should not have been on the AFC’s backer list since they are PPP supporters and have sworn to affidavits to attest to their claim. Clearly I cannot see why these people should be denied the right to back the party of their choice which is clearly not the AFC. In the investigation conducted by the Guyana Police Force, this fact was reiterated and echoed with deep conviction. Whether these people were subjected to ‘fraud, trickery or threats’ should not be the focal point of any argument. The conclusion is simple: ‘I do not support the AFC and I want my name removed from the backers’ lists’. They should not have been denied that right, the people gave evidence on their behalf and no one from the AFC was even in court to deny the fact. The Prime Ministers’ relatives could not be located!The police investigation team revealed that at the persons from Whim/Bloomfield stated that they did not know that they were signing an AFC’s backers list and one person claimed that he did not sign at all-his signature was forged.Why was this forgery not properly investigated and taken into consideration in the Court? At #51/Good Hope, eighteen persons claimed that they never signed the AFC’s backers list, nine persons lived abroad, one woman is dead and one could not read and write but yet purportedly signed the list. Affidavits were also signed to that effect.An investigation is badly needed here. Even APNU and AFC members admitted to this fraudulent occurrence at No 51/Good Hope!I have written a letter to the press months ago with regards to a group of AFC con-men going around deceiving people to sign on a list for certain favors such as repairs to streets and street lights.This is fraudulent misrepresentation. This matter was raised at our RDC Statutory since April this year and the REO had promised to investigate the matter since it is the NDCs and the RDCs function to make budgetary proposals for these works and not some AFC members. The AFC boys have, indeed, done a lot of preparatory work to get their ‘backers’!It leaves no doubt in my mind from the very inception that the case will be dismissed, given the recent trends in our courts and the fact that the GPF, which is under the directive of an AFC Minister was called upon to investigate. The flag raising ceremony at Corriverton in February this year is still fresh in our minds.However, this case should never have reached the Courts in the first place, but GECOM’s farcical comedy and deliberate procrastination sanctioned this electoral fraud perpetrated on the voters who have been denied the right to back the political party of their choice. Fortunately, they will be granted reprieve on November 12th to vote for the Party of their choice.The AFC has tried to field candidates through fraudulent means to create an impression that they are ‘alive’ or should I say ‘fit and proppa’, but this is short-lived and all the ranting and raving about emerging with a majority at the LGE is an infinitesimal existence in fool’s paradise.Undoubtedly, the AFC will finally be placed to rest.Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

2018 gold declaration lower than 2017

first_img…Gold Board projects 651,000oz exportation for 2019The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has projected that for 2019, declarations and exportations are to be pegged at 651,000 ounces.This estimation was established in retrospect to the outcome from 2018, which turned out to be an “encouraging year” for the organisation.According to the Gold Board, plans are on stream to manage and enhance existing emission control mechanisms, obtain a permanent operation base and fulfilling the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force and National Risk Assessment Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism standards and reduce legacy deficit on the Bank of Guyana and the Finance Ministry.Pending capital projects are also expected to be completed during the next 12 months as well as continued training for staffers of the facility, the entity said.As of December 31, 2018, total declarations from all sources amount to 613,073oz, which was 6.22 per cent lower than the figures from 2017. Additionally, the foreign exchange value of exports processed on behalf of dealers and the GGB came to US$443,961,666.According to the Board, factors which led to the marginal differences between the two years were as a result of inclement weather, impassable roads, and depressed metal prices in the first three quarters of 2018. In the last quarter, there was some “strength” generated by dealers which increased the projection score.While the Gold Board had blamed inclement weather, impassable roads, and depressed metal prices as a for decline, Finance Minister Winston Jordan in August 2018 revealed in the Finance Ministry’s Mid-Year Report 2018, which was laid in Parliament, admitted that the gold sector also suffered a decline of 9.1 per cent for the first half of the year.This is equivalent to a decrease of 288,114 ounces in gold declaration. The report also revealed that this represented a 19.4 per cent shortfall (below the original projection set by Government).The Minister in his report also noted that there are a number of downside economic and fiscal risks to the economy, both domestic and external, which can frustrate the achievement of the various revised targets.Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman acknowledged licensed dealers – Mohammed’s Enterprise and El Dorado Trading – who placed first and second respectively in the total declarations and gold export.Following these entities were contributions from Pure Diamond, Dinar, Excel, Adamantium Metals, Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Property Holdings Incorporated and Gold Bar Development.last_img read more

Passengers still awaiting reimbursements from Fly Jamaica

first_img4 months laterToday makes four months since a Fly Jamaica aircraft, destined for Toronto, Canada, crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Timehri, East Bank Demerara, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded who are yet to be reimbursed.Passengers, who not only were onboard the crashed aircraft, but others who booked their flights ahead of their actual travel date are also still waiting in suspense for their monies to be refunded.Several fuming passengers reached out to this publication on Friday and complained that although they were promised a refund by the end of last month, they are still waiting with no word from the company.One person said that she contacted the travel agent with whom she booked the flight but was informed that the agents are also awaiting word from Fly Jamaica on the matter.Meanwhile, another passenger explained that he too was promised that payments would have commenced since last month.Other affected passengers have turned to social media to complain of the customer service being provided by Fly Jamaica, as telephone calls to the airline are seemingly going unanswered. Persistent persons have said they would have exhausted their efforts to contact the local office, only for their calls forwarded to voicemails and answering machines.Vikask Ramnarine, an inconvenienced passenger told <<>>, “I understand that the process to refund customers will take time, but I expected this period [to] be at least 3 days since this was not our fault and it’s very unfair that we have to wait 6-8 weeks for our money to be returned to us. Also taking into consideration the airline held this money since August 2018 and they do not have any service to provide, no instant refund”.According to him, the company owes him a total of US$720.Head of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field told this publication on Friday that he was unaware of payments being made to affected customers.Meanwhile, when contacted on Friday, an officer at the airline told this newspaper that “refunds are not available at this time”. The employee was also unable to provide a timeline for when payments can be expected.A representative from the airline recently told sections of the media that it was considering resuming services by mid-March.last_img read more

Finnish celebrate song win

first_img – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsErkki Turunen, holding a beer glass in one hand, shouted that Finland won “because it put on a genuine show.” “This wasn’t some sort of rubbish. This was really cool,” Turunen said. President Tarja Halonen congratulated the band with a telegram, and Culture Minister Tanja Karpela said Lordi’s victory showed that Finnish music could succeed abroad. Since March, when Lordi won the competition for the Finnish entry, many in this self-conscious nation feared the metal band would damage the country’s reputation. Finnish officials vouched that the Nordic country will stage one of the best Eurovision competitions when it hosts the show next year. Finns poured into the streets Sunday to fete their monster victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, and the president congratulated latex-masked hard rockers Lordi for breaking the country’s losing streak. After 40 years of trying and eight last-place finishes, Finland finally won the melody contest late Saturday in Athens with the band’s unconventional piece “Hard Rock Hallelujah.” Fears that Lordi would give Finland a bad name gave way to celebration as hundreds of people cheered in the streets of Helsinki, waving Finnish flags and singing the Lordi song. Cars honked their horns and sped through the wet city streets. “I don’t claim to be a rock fan, and it’s not my favorite music, but I admire these guys,” said Nina Laisi. last_img read more


first_imgSunday past saw the 26th Liam Ball sprint triathlon take place at the templemore sports complex on the outskirts of Derry City. It was a great day for the Letterkenny club and its members who travelled in numbers to take part in the event.With weather conditions almost perfect a number of athletes shone through and came to the fore in their respective age groups and categories.Alan Mitchell was first home for the Letterkenny based club, finishing in 3rd place overall and 1st place in his age group in a time of 1.05.40 getting himself off to a great start for this coming season providing a platform from which to build on over the coming summer months. Margret Kelly, seems to be back to her best, finishing in 2nd place overall and 1st in her age group with a time of 1.18.11 which will more than make more up for the disappointment of Limavady a couple weeks ago. Other club members Ben George, Padraig Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Lee Davies, Paul O Gara and Nick Fowell also had good performances finishing in the top 50 on this tough course in a field full of talented athletes from across the country.Siobhan Gallgher who was competing in her first triathlon and Bronagh O Gara also finished very positively with excellent performances placing themselves in the top 10 female finishers, which will no doubt give themselves great confidence for the coming season.David Gallagher, Adrian Mc Gettigan, Kevin Hennessey competed well and will be happy with their performances on the day, congratulations also goes out to Cathal Roarty and Niall Mulrine on completing their first tri, which will hopefully be the first of many.This was a great display by individual athletes as many of the club are only in their 2nd competitive season, and is testament to the attitude and dedication of everyone. The benefits of the tough winter training are finally starting to show for everyone. The next outing for most athletes is Athy county Kildare this coming weekend, on what is thought to be the best tri course in the country, here’s hoping that we see some more great performances and the club can continue to take huge leaps forward in its development, and build on it’s reputation as one of the best up and coming clubs in the country.The club would also like to wish its chairman Gavin Crawford all the best as he takes part in the Army European Triathlon Championships in Holland this Wednesday.Pic Caption: Margret Kelly in action on Sunday in the Liam Ball Sprint Triathlon, on her way to victory in her AG and second place overall.LETTERKENNY TRI-ATHLETES SHINE THROUGH AT ANNUAL LIAM BALL EVENT was last modified: May 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkenny 24/7last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL North East TD Padraig MacLochlainn warned tonight that Sinn Fein lawyers are examining the Government’s decision to sign up to the EU treaty.Deputy McLochlainn, speaking on Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3, said the agreement was “outrageous.”The Inishowen man described the treaty as “a bizarre solution which will please Angela Merkel but won’t solve Ireland’s problems.” He said his party had consulted legal advice on whether or not a referendum was required on the treaty.Deputy MacLochlainn said every international expert – including many capitalists – also believed the treaty offered no solution to the European financial crisis.He said the German banks had been ‘utterly wreckless’ in the crisis.He was speaking after some tetchy exchanges in Dail Eireann earlier. Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed that he has sough formal advice from the Attorney General on whether a referendum will be required on the new intergovernmental treaty.The treaty was agreed by European Union leaders in Brussels on Monday night.Speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil, Mr Kenny reiterated that the Government will act on the advice from Máire Whelan.Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called on the Government to ensure that the public will be properly informed on the treaty, saying it was “morally right to consult with the people”.In response, Mr Kenny said he presumed that in asking him to consult with the people Mr Martin was asking him to hold a referendum. He added that if a referendum was required then it would be held.Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams accused the Taoiseach of being “buddy buddy” with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at yesterday’s EU summit.He said Mr Kenny was “ag imirt an amadáin le Sarkozy”.In response, the Taoiseach accused Mr Adams of being “buddy buddy with some very shady characters over the years”. © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on TD: OUR LAWYERS ARE WATCHING GOVERNMENT was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnTV3Vincent Brownelast_img read more


first_imgA 32 year old man who “just wanted to go to bed” was arrested during a disturbance in Stranorlar.The case was heard at Letterkenny District Court.Mark Doherty was found by Gardai at 104 Ard Macool on October 20th last and was under the influence of alcohol. When Gardai went to speak to him, the father-of-two called them “f***ing pigs” and had to be restrained.Letterkenny District Court heard Doherty had been asked to leave the address by a woman but said he just wanted to go to bed.“He thought he could sort it out but it just got worse,” said his solicitor.Doherty had worked in the construction industry but work had dried up and he was now doing a computer course and hoping to go to third level education.Judge Denis Fitzpatrick adjourned the case to see if Doherty was fit to complete community service.MAN ARRESTED DURING DISTURBANCE JUST ‘WANTED TO GO TO BED” was last modified: December 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ard MacoolcourtMark DohertyStranorlarlast_img read more


first_imgKaren with new husband Geroid after their whirlwind day!It wasn’t quite ‘Four weddings and a funeral’ but Donegal woman Karen Simmons and new husband Geroid Dunne certainly know how to pack a lot into one day.With three children under the age of two years, the devoted young couple didn’t know when they would find the time to walk down the aisle.So when they were having their two month old twins Leah and Conor christened, they decided now was as good a time as any. But even more surprising was the fact that none of their family or friends knew about their big announcement.Karen, an office administrator from Listillion outside Letterkenny, said the only other person in on their secret was the priest Fr Martin Jennings.“We decided that the vast majority of people we would want at our wedding including our families and close friends were there anyway.“We didn’t want to put them to any additional expense or fuss so we decided we would have our wedding ceremony after the christening,” revealed Karen. The mum of three, who now lives in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo with Geroid, two year old daughter Grace and new twins, said the reaction of the 50 or so friends and family was priceless.“Fr Jennings was in on the secret and he knew we were getting married for the right reasons.“When he announced after the christenings that there was another small ceremony – our wedding – people went very quiet. I think they were in shock. But then everyone cheered and it was just perfect,” said Karen, 34.The couple had booked a photographer for the christening and so were able to get some wedding photos also.The christening and wedding guests then had a meal to round off what was a wonderful if not somewhat surprising day. The couple first met four years ago in Calgary, Canada where both were working and playing for the Calgary Chieftains GAA Club.They moved back to Ireland but never found the time to tie the knot.“We were both lucky in that we found work and although we had travelled a lot, we are delighted to have moved back to Ireland,” said Karen.She said the only disappointment was that some family members could not make their wedding ceremony but the couple plan to have a big party and make sure everyone is invited. “My brother was one person who couldn’t make the christening because he was sick but we couldn’t stop the wedding ceremony.“We’re going to have a big party and everyone will be invited,” added Karen.Karen is the daughter of Joe and Anne Simmons from Stranorlar.DONEGAL WOMAN CHRISTENS TWINS AND THEN SAYS ‘I DO’! was last modified: January 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:christeningdonegalGeroid DunneKaren Simmonssligotwinslast_img read more


first_imgGaelscoil na gCeithre Máistri, located in Donegal Town, is housed in 4 prefabs and is in ‘urgent need of repair’ according to Independent TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle.Deputy Thomas PringlePringle was alerted by the Parent’s Association that no support had been received from the Department of Education on previous funding applications despite the poor condition of the school.In a last-ditch effort, an application has since been made for a ‘devolved grant’ which would give the school access to funding for small-scale works where there is an urgent need of repair and renovation. ‘I am urging the Minister to consider Gaelscoil Máistri for this funding. There have been consistent health and safety concerns with the school building. Four freezing prefabs with poor insulation and single glaze windows are a great distraction to the children attending the school. They deserve better’ says Pringle.‘What is frustrating is that planning permission has been granted to build a new 8 classroom school on a site which the Department already owns. It’s even fully serviced with water, sewerage and electricity facilities. But the school needs funding so it can progress to the construction stage as soon as possible’ continues Pringle.‘I urge the Minister to consider Gaelscoil Máistri’s application for this vital funding and remind her of the Government’s commitment to support rural communities’ concludes Pringle.PLEA FOR URGENT REPAIRS AT DONEGAL GAELSCOIL was last modified: August 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deputy Thomas PringledonegalGaelscoillast_img read more