GRDB fraud caseBy Leah HernandezSenior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday dismissed a 2011 fraud charge against three former officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) when the matter was called before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Jagnarine SinghThose freed of the charges were former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) Jagnarine Singh; former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs and PPP/C Member of Parliament, Nigel Dharamlall; and the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Finance in the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema Roopnarine.The charge which was dismissed alleged that in 2011, while being members of the GRDB, with intent to defraud, they omitted to enter some $52 million in the GRDB ledger.Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs and PPP/C Member of Parliament, Nigel DharamlallDefence Attorney Sase Gunraj in an interview with Guyana Times after the court hearing on Friday conveyed that the charge was dismissed after Magistrate Daly found that Special Prosecutor of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Lawrence Harris failed to prove his case against the defendants.“The matter was dismissed, Magistrate Leron Daly found that the prosecution, which was SOCU, had not made out a case against the persons” he noted.With respect to the remaining charges including the omission of some $77.3 million from the GRDB ledger also in 2011, and other charges which read that between the years 2014 and 2015, the sums of $130 million, $9.7 million and $145 million were respectively omitted from the GRDB register, the defence attorney underscored that the above listed can also be dismissed since the Magistrate also found that it was not the responsibility of the defendants to enter information into the ledger.Deputy Permanent Secretary of Finance in the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema RoopnarineBack in May of 2017, Singh, Dharamlall, Roopnarine along with former Deputy General Manager of GRDB and People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) member Madanlall Ramraj, PPP/C Member of Parliament, Dharamkumar Seeraj and former General Manager of the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) Badrie Persaud were all slapped with the fraudulent charges, alleging that they failed to make a proper entry into a register of a company, with the intent to defraud over $400 million from the entity’s Republic Bank account, between the period of 2011 to 2015.However, they were granted bail in the sum of $500,000 each at their first court appearance.Attorney-at-Law Sase GunrajFollowing the said charges, former Deputy General Manager of GRDB, Madanlall Ramraj filed legal proceedings at the Demerara High Court to challenge the grounds on which he was arraigned before the courts.In this matter, High Court Judge Navindra Singh ordered a stay on the fraudulent charges brought by the State against Ramraj.The parliamentary Opposition has long argued that the charges brought against the officials were trumped-up charges and that they had no merit.Several other former Government officials are facing charges in the courts, which the Opposition argues is just a case of political witch-hunting and victimisation.
Veteran runner Ciaran Doherty, Cruit has set a new course record for the Burtonport 5K winning the race in a time of 14.34.Ciaran Doherty comes home in a new record time.Well done to Kevin Mc Gee, Dungloe on winning the M40 category, to Niamh Mc Enhill, Doire na Mainséar on being the first Rosses lady to finish and to Jamie Mc Gee, Annagry on winning the Junior category.More than 150 runners took part in the race in challenging conditions. Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 14.34 29 Ciaran Doherty SM Letterkenny A.C.2 15.30 7 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A.C.3 16.26 55 Pauric Breslin SM Letterkenny A.C. 4 16.39 27 Noel diver SM Rosses A.C.5 16.49 114 john mcCallion SM Individual6 16.58 33 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A.C.7 16.59 104 Garath Kerrigan SM Milford A C8 17.03 150 kevin Mcgee M40+ Rosses A.C. 9 17.07 15 Colm Mc Nulty M40+ Finn Valley A.C.10 17.17 2 Bill Duncan M45+ Lifford AC11 17.21 24 Liam Murray SM Individual12 17.27 23 Ciaran O’Donnell M45+ Letterkenny A.C. 13 17.30 39 Dominic Bonner M50+ Finn Valley A.C.14 17.40 8 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A.C.Who cares about the rain. These brave runners all took part in the Burtonport 5K15 17.41 158 barry coyle SM Individual16 17.55 142 Edward harkin SM Rosses A.C.17 17.57 99 Eamonn O’Donnell SM Rosses A.C.18 18.04 147 Jamie Mcgee JM Individual19 18.13 35 Oscar maloney/Daly JM Individual20 18.14 108 Damien McBride SM Milford A C21 18.18 109 Gerard McGetting M50+ Milford A C22 18.23 144 Adrian Ward M40+ Rosses A.C.23 18.30 5 Paul Gallagher SM Individual24 18.53 107 Ray McGrory SM Milford A C25 18.59 45 Brian Mc Bride M40+ Individual26 19.03 20 Sinead Peoples SW Letterkenny A.C.27 19.04 153 Fergal mcgee SM Rosses A.C.22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club28 19.05 75 Sean Paul Byrne M40+ Finn Valley A.C.29 19.06 63 Barry Gallagher SM Finn Valley A.C.30 19.07 86 Cathal Harvey SM Individual31 19.08 48 Martin Anderson M45+ Finn Valley A.C.32 19.09 112 Eamonn Friel SM Individual33 19.11 34 Barry Mackey M50+ Individual34 19.21 125 jack Scally SM Individual35 19.22 10 Darrell Dunlevey SM Rosses A.C.36 19.37 19 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A.C.37 19.38 149 Denis Bonner M40+ Rosses A.C.38 19.40 22 Brian Mc Gonagle M45+ Individual39 19.41 6 Jane Mc Ginely SW Letterkenny A.C.40 19.42 30 Teresa McGloin SW Finn Valley A.C.41 19.43 50 Alan Catterson M40+ Finn Valley A.C.42 19.45 128 Eddie Sweeney SM Individual43 19.47 155 Brendan Galckin SM Individual44 19.49 89 Colly O’Donnell M40+ Letterkenny A.C.45 19.50 28 Donal Haughey M50+ Tír Chonaill AC46 19.51 160 patrick Trimble M40+ Individual47 20.05 73 Andrew Scanlon M45+ Finn Valley A.C.48 20.07 52 Sean O’Leary M50+ Finn Valley A.C.49 20.15 81 Shauna McGeehan SW Letterkenny A.C.50 20.22 110 John Michael O’Donnell M40+ Individual51 20.34 46 Joe Boyle M45+ Individual52 20.35 43 pat gallagher M50+ Individual53 20.40 152 martin doherty M40+ Individual54 20.43 51 Margaret Sweeney W50+ Individual55 20.44 49 Tony Gallagher M50+ Finn Valley A.C.56 20.45 80 Amanda Mc Fadden SW Individual57 20.46 121 Shaun Timoney M45+ Rosses A.C.58 20.49 105 Gerard Dorrian M50+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club59 20.52 116 Shaun Wallace SM Individual60 20.55 127 Raymond Sweeney SM Individual61 20.56 129 Shaun Sharkey SM Individual62 20.57 54 Paul Smith M40+ Individual63 20.58 85 Niamh McEnhill SW Individual64 21.01 91 Eimear Gallen W40+ Finn Valley A.C.65 21.03 157 helen mcCready SW Rosses A.C.66 21.10 134 David Gallagher JM Individual67 21.14 123 Luke Neely SM Individual68 21.18 115 Darren Curran SM Individual69 21.20 69 Owen Bonner M45+ Rosses A.C.70 21.21 42 Joseph Casey M45+ Individual71 21.22 135 Denis McCambride JM Individual72 21.23 18 Niall Griffin M45+ Rosses A.C.73 21.24 122 Gerard Walsh SM Individual74 21.25 140 Enika Boyle JM Individual75 21.26 78 Sheila Regan SW Letterkenny A.C.76 21.28 126 Dara mcgee SM Individual77 21.29 37 Angus hunter M40+ Individual78 21.30 143 Darragh Boyle SM Individual79 21.31 26 Aishling Diver SW Rosses A.C.80 21.33 119 Mark Clerkin SM Individual81 21.46 137 Sinead Kenny W40+ Finn Valley A.C.82 21.49 1 John Hughes M50+ Individual83 21.50 79 Lorraine McDaid SW Individual84 21.55 146 gerard Diver SM Individual85 21.59 141 Sharon Hamilton W40+ Finn Valley A.C.86 22.03 117 Evan Bonner SM Individual87 22.04 132 Sinead Boyle SW Rosses A.C.88 22.05 21 Bronnagh Heffernan W45+ Individual89 22.10 64 james Meehan M45+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club90 22.13 31 Kevin Glackin SM Individual91 22.15 106 Aodhan Dorrian JM Milford A C92 22.19 53 jackie harvey W50+ Tír Chonaill AC93 22.21 66 Edwina Sweeney W40+ Tír Chonaill AC94 22.22 93 Paul Sweeney M40+ Individual95 22.31 36 Richard Daly SM Individual96 22.34 72 James mcGuire M50+ Finn Valley A.C.97 22.35 74 John Ferry M45+ Individual98 22.38 131 leigh McGeever W40+ Rosses A.C.99 22.47 9 Noel Boyd SM Rosses A.C.100 22.49 97 Evelyn mcGeehan W45+ Finn Valley A.C.101 22.50 120 Conor Greene SM Individual102 22.51 14 Margaret Mc Glynn SW Individual103 22.52 96 Aishling mcGeehan SW Finn Valley A.C.104 22.53 65 Rosemary Dewhirst W40+ Tír Chonaill AC105 22.54 3 Mary Gallagher W50+ Individual106 22.58 4 Sean Mc Devitt M40+ Individual107 23.01 67 Packie Bonnar M45+ Individual108 23.04 17 Daneille Boyle SW Individual109 23.07 16 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley A.C.110 23.18 136 Gloria Donaghey W50+ Finn Valley A.C.111 23.28 159 Michaela Wallace JW Individual112 23.35 156 Fiona mcginely SW Rosses A.C.113 23.41 11 Paddy Bonner M40+ Rosses A.C.114 23.52 88 Cathal McGinely SM Individual115 23.56 13 Philip Connolly M50+ Letterkenny A.C.116 23.58 70 Edward Wilson SM Rosses A.C.117 23.59 38 Hayleigh Ferry SW Individual118 24.03 94 Jim Doherty M45+ Individual119 24.16 59 Lloyd Brewer M40+ Individual120 24.18 47 Ian Melly M45+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club121 24.22 40 Fiona allen SW D S D122 24.23 41 Danny Sharkey M50+ Individual123 24.24 82 Angela Trimble W40+ Individual124 24.40 32 Simon Capey M50+ Individual125 24.49 98 Clara Carroll SW Finn Valley A.C.126 24.55 71 Denis o’Donnell SM Individual127 24.56 95 mary martin W40+ Finn Valley A.C.128 25.24 124 Ciaran Sharkey SM Individual129 25.27 103 kelly O’Donnell SW Individual130 25.37 87 Dearbhla McEnhill SW Individual131 25.53 68 Dympna Bonnar W40+ Individual132 26.03 44 Bernie Molloy SW Individual133 26.04 77 Rita Brady W40+ Individual134 26.30 76 Paul Brady M40+ Individual135 26.33 90 Cora Harvey SW Finn Valley A.C.136 27.13 133 owen Gallagher M50+ Individual137 27.41 83 Anne Marion Sweeney SW Individual138 27.45 118 Roberty Weherly SM Individual139 27.46 62 Caroline O’Donnell SW Individual140 27.53 60 Manus o’Donnell M40+ Individual141 27.57 84 Patricia O’Donnell SW Rosses A.C.142 28.19 148 Sarah mullis SW Rosses A.C.143 28.20 151 Sharon Sykes W40+ North Belfast Harriers144 28.27 154 Rioghnach Catney JW North Belfast Harriers145 28.43 138 Anne Rodgers W40+ Rosses A.C.146 28.45 57 Shauna Cunningham W40+ Individual147 28.47 111 Rosanne Gallagher SW Individual148 28.55 102 Brid mcHugh SW Individual149 29.00 113 Lorna O’Donnell W45+ Rosses A.C.150 29.05 145 Odhran Boyle SM Individual151 29.23 92 Christina Chambers W40+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club152 29.24 61 Elaine oglesby W40+ Individual153 30.04 56 Lorraine Smith SW Individual154 30.12 139 Betty Gallen W50+ Finn Valley A.C.155 30.55 100 Caroline Breslin SW Individual156 31.23 101 Kavina Mcmenamin SW Finn Valley A.C.157 33.27 130 Nancy mcBride SW Individual158 34.00 12 Triona Bonner SW Rosses A.C.DOHERTY WINS BURTONPORT 5K IN RECORD TIME – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 23rd, 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 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