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30
Sep 19

Coordinator of the inaugural Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort Pageant, Linden Murray, says that the pageant will highlight a number of social ills facing youths in the community.

Coordinator Linden Murray surrounded by the nine delegates.

He said that with the pageant billed for October 5, 2019 he is anticipating that those taking part in the pageant will be able to further advance and enhance themselves through the experience gained.
Murray who is well known on the Corentyne for his significant contributions in community and voluntarism services, said that the pageant will seek to highlight some of the ills that are facing youths with the aim of bringing needed attention to them.
“I am very grateful that through NICIL/SPU, I am getting an opportunity to make this pageant a reality so that collectively, we can have some of the challenges and difficulties being faced within the community, addressed.
“There is an urgent need to have these addressed so that the youths primarily can be assisted,” he said.
The former GUYSUCO’s Community Development/ Industrial Welfare Officer said that the pageant is not the typical pageant as it seeks to highlight the talent and skills of the young ladies. He said that it would be a launching path for a number of opportunities for many of the girls.
“In determining what I can do to help in further enhancing the community, after I was asked to manage the resort, there were several ideas and after discussion with several persons from the community. I decided that having a pageant would be ideal as together with the resort, we would be able to bring attention to several issues affecting young people, especially our young girls. “Several of our young people are at home doing nothing, while some are starving for opportunities and activities to engage them positively, therefore this pageant will serve to provide that,” he said.
He admitted that the community relish on competition among themselves, as such he anticipates a very high level of competition among the ladies with at least five having pageant experience. He stressed that they are anticipating about 1500 persons turning out.
He disclosed that the resort has approached businesses within the community as they wanted it to be a completely community oriented affair, but admitted that sponsorship has not been as favourable as they had anticipated.
He revealed that some businesses initially had given their word to support financially but as the pageant approaches, some have pulled out citing various reasons.
“Several businesses have told us that economically, things are very difficult, but I recognise that with the election spirit around many businesses are holding back; however, I am very grateful to our parent company NICIL/SPU and Ansa McCal who are two major companies that have stepped up to the plate.
“There are other businesses from the community that have come forward to help but we are still seeking additional sponsorship so as to ensure that the pageant is one that can be considered very successful,” Murray stressed.
The Resort Manager however firmly feels that the number of persons who turns out to the resort especially on Sundays has helped in making the resort a first choice for many who seek to relax especially with their family.
He reiterated his view that the pageant is going to come off very well, stating that the excitement among the community is very high. He said that the support from the community to the services offered at the resort is heartening.
He noted that they have on average some 500 persons who would relax and lime at the resort on Sundays. He revealed that since the closure of the estate the community have gravitated to the resort in a very positive way as they recognise that the community doesn’t have many clean entertainment venues that caters primarily for families.
“As such, they are eager to continue enhancing the services that we provide here, which includes the swimming pool, pools table, accommodation in terms of rooms and apartments among others,” he said
He said that while other pageants held in the community were deemed mediocre, with NICIL/SPU being the primary organisers they are not leaving any stone unturned in ensuring that the standard and level of the pageant is of the highest level.
“In previous pageants held in the community, the primary objective of organisers was just to make money; however we at NICIL/SPU have a different agenda as we are seeking to build community capacity, while providing needed entertainment and opportunities to many.
“As such, the pageant is not geared at financial gains as the benefits that we seek would be long term as we seek to further enhance the community,” he opined.
“The monies made from this pageant are not going into the pockets of any person. Rather it would be used in enhancing and further developing this resort so that it can be a tourist attraction for many.
Residents in the community can access it for whatever activities and events that they are holding.”

 

Source: https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/09/30/miss-skeldon-heritage-pageant-to-highlight-social-ills-facing-youths-coordinator/

29
Sep 19

Nine young women are set to compete in the inaugural Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort Pageant on Saturday at the Skeldon Heritage Resort.

The nine contestants all hail from communities in and around Skeldon, East Berbice, Corentyne.

In a press release, the coordinator of the pageant, Linden Murray, stated that the pageant was conceptualised over a year ago. He noted that after being delegated with the management of the resort, formerly the GuySuCo estate staff compound, he decided to use the pageant as a signature event for the facility. “Since taking over as the manager I am cognizant that there are a number of initiatives and events that I can implement so as to make this resort profitable and that is what I have been doing,” Murray was quoted as saying.

Murray noted that when a call was made for contestants, they received a great response with a number of young women seeking to participate, however some were unable to proceed due to limited sponsorship.

Murray said that a number of businesses are usually bombarded with the same set of persons requesting sponsorship. “As such several of the young ladies had difficulties in securing sponsorship” Murray stated while adding that he is personally thankful to the sponsors of the young ladies as their sponsorship will aid in the development of the communities where the ladies are from.

The contestants are 22-year-old Chovesha Tahal, who is a television hostess and marketing agent at Berbice’s Channel 19 TV station; 15-year-old Renee France, who is a student at the Skeldon Line Path Secondary School and hails from Siparuta; 18-year-old Ishieka Nowrang, who wants to pursue a career in finance; 19-year-old Natoya Rawlins, who is pursuing a career as an immigration officer; 19-year-old Atasha Pantlitz, who wants to become an entrepreneur; 19-year-old, Latisha Boyce, who is currently pursuing studies to become a Human Resources Officer; 16-year-old Felicia Reece, who is a fifth form student at the Skeldon Line Path Secondary and is set to sit seven CSEC subjects in 2020; and sisters, Indira Laljit, 15 and Lalita Laljit, 14. The elder Laljit is a student at the Skeldon Line Path Secondary School and would like to become an Immigration Officer after sitting nine subjects. The younger sister has her sights set on writing 14 subjects at CSEC and hopes to become a medical doctor.

The contestants are being coached by pageant trainer Simeon Burnett, who is a television host of the popular Channel 19 programme Music Mix in Berbice. Burnett noted that the pageant is not a typical beauty pageant but is one with a difference and expressed his confidence in all the contestants.

The event will take place on October 5th with a number of popular artistes set to perform, tickets are available and cost $1000.

 

Source: https://www.stabroeknews.com/2019/09/29/sunday/nine-competing-in-miss-skeldon-heritage-pageant/

28
Sep 19

Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston Jordan, has endorsed a move by the National Industrial and Commercial and Investments Limited (NICIL/Special Project Unit (NICIL/SPU) to fund the schooling expenses of three students who were recently recognised for their outstanding performances at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).

he students, Pawan Ketwaro, Chitra Ramdeen and Marissa Siriram, are each eligible for a monthly financial grant of $50,000. They recently received a disbursement of the monthly support.

Acting NICIL/SPU CEO, Colvin Heath-London, was able to gain the full support of the NICIL/SPU’s Board to make the initiative a reality. The support will be sustained for the students once some conditions are met. This will include each child registering at least 90 percent attendance rate and maintaining acceptable grades.

NICIL Human Resources Manager, Shevone Wilson, said that while the company is extremely excited over the students’ performance it is important for both parents and students to note that the support has been forthcoming because of the importance of education.

“As I stand here today representing our acting CEO, I am elated because he is a man who is passionate about education and youth development and as I look at the three students I remain confident like him that our future remains bright.

“I would like to reiterate the commitment that Mr Heath-London had made in firmly supporting educational growth and development and this commitment was also echoed by the honourable Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, who has endorsed the initiative of NICIL/SPU,” Wilson said.
She stressed that while the financial grant comes with certain conditions, she firmly believes that they are reachable. She urged the students to continue excelling academically.

The students all expressed gratitude and thanks with Siriram being especially emotional.

“My mother cleans fish to send me to school so that I can get a sound education and I am very excited and thankful for this, as now she will get the kind of assistance that she needs to continue taking care of me and my siblings,” she said.

The student disclosed that because life has been difficult for her family Food for the Poor had assisted with building a house for them.
“I am glad that I did well but I am very excited that through me doing well it has resulted in my mother and family being able to receive assistance so that she can comfortably take care of us,” the emotional Siriram said.

Ketwaro revealed that despite his father losing his job after working a number of years at the Guyana Sugar Corporation estate, the consideration of the acting NICIL CEO saw him being rehired as a security guard.

He said that he was very worried about his father’s emotional state, noting that his father had become depressed after he was unable to find work for several months.

“These people (NICIL/SPU) have not only assisted me and my family financially but they have ensured that my father has a consistent job and for that I am more than happy. Seeing my parents happy is such a great joy as it bothers me when he was unemployed as things was very, very hard at home,” he said.

The students have all promised to maintain good grades and committed to being sterling examples to other students who may aspire to be similarly rewarded.

The students will all be attending the Berbice High School.
Present at the recent disbursement ceremony was their head teacher, Coleen Liddel. Liddel, who spoke glowingly of the initiative, said “As a single parent mother myself and an educator, I recalled when things were very difficult and money was very hard to come by so I know how these parents are feeling that they are receiving this significant grant at this very challenging times. I trust that both the students and parents recognise that it’s a golden opportunity that should be treated that way.”
The students were also given other support including bags, school materials and a weekend outing.

Source: Kaieteur News.

27
Sep 19

Nine beautiful, intelligent young ladies will vie for the crown at the inaugural Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort Pageant, which will be staged at the Skeldon Heritage Resort (formerly the Skeldon Sugar Estate) on October 5, 2019.

This event will see the young ladies competing in four categories: intelligence, talent, resort wear, and evening wear as they compete for the crown and several attractive prizes. The theme of the pageant is “Diversity” and this theme was fuelled by the fact that the contestants are from diverse backgrounds.

The young ladies who hail from communities in and around Skeldon have all expressed confidence that they would do well, and sparks are set to fly among two sisters who are competing head to head in the pageant.

Pageant coordinator Linden Murray, who is the mastermind behind the initiative, said that it was over a year ago that he conceptualised the event and he felt confident that if executed, the response would be very good. He explained that after being entrusted with the management of the Resort, he decided to use the Pageant as a marquee event.

Murray disclosed that when a call was made for contestants the organisers were very heartened by the response they received. However, some of the prospective delegates were unable to go further owing to the limited sponsorship opportunities in the area.
The contestants include Chovesha Tahal, 22, a television presenter and marketing agent at Channel 19 TV station; Renee France, 15, who hails from the Amerindian community of Siparuta, and Ishieka Nowrang, 18, currently employed as a cashier at Muchies Fast Food outlet.

Competing as well are 15-year-old India Laljit, who is currently a student at Skeldon Line Path Secondary School; Lalita Laljit, who is the younger sister of Indira and 19-year-old Natoya Rawlins, who is considered one of the two veterans among the contestants owing to the fact that she has contested six pageants already, winning three.

Atasha Pantlitz, 19, is the other veteran, who like Rawlins has competed in six pageants. Despite only winning two crowns, she is very confident of taking home the inaugural Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort Pageant crown.

Latisha Boyce, 19, who is eagerly awaiting competition night to showcase her stuff, is currently pursuing studies in her quest to become a human resources officer. That aside, in the line-up also is 16-year-old Felicia Reece, a Fifth Form student at Skeldon Line Path Secondary, where she will be writing seven subjects at next year’s CSEC exams.

Meanwhile, the young ladies are being taken through their paces by popular pageant trainer Simeon Burnett, who is also a television host of the popular Channel 19 programme in Berbice, “Music Mix”.

Tickets for the pageant are already on sale at a cost of $1000; music for the event would be provided by Uprising Sound Systems. It was disclosed that a number of popular artistes and performers will also grace the stage and Berbicians, near and far, are guaranteed an exciting experience, come pageant night.

 

Source: https://guyanatimesgy.com/9-to-vie-for-miss-skeldon-heritage-resort-pageant-2019/

27
Sep 19
Delegates vying for the Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort pageant.

Nine young beauties are vying for the inaugural title Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort. The pageant will be staged at the Skeldon Heritage Resort (formerly known as the GUYSUCO sugar estate) on October 5, 2019.

This event will see the young ladies competing in four categories; the intelligence, talent, resort wear, and evening wear as they compete for the coveted crown and several attractive prizes. The theme of the pageant is ‘Diversity’ and this theme was fuelled by the fact that the contestants competing are from diverse backgrounds and races.

The delegates who hail from communities in and around Skeldon have all expressed confidence of doing well, and sparks are set to fly among two sisters who are competing head to head in the pageant.

Coordinator of the pageant, Linden Murray who is the brainchild behind the initiative said that it was over a year ago that he conceptualised the pageant and felt confident that if executed the response would be very good. He disclosed that when a call was made for contestants they were very heartened by the response they received.  He said that some of them were unable to go further owing to the limited sponsorship opportunities in the area.

He said that after being entrusted with the management of the resort he decided to use the pageant as a marquee event for the resort.

The contestants include Chovesha Tahal a 22 year old television hostess and marketing agent at Channel 19 TV station, 15 year old Renee France hailing from the Amerindian community of Siparuta, and Ishieka Nowrang, 18 years old and currently works as a cashier at Muchies Fast Food Outlet.

Competing as well is 15 year old India Laljit who is currently a student at Skeldon Line Path Secondary School, Lalita Laljit who is the younger sister of Indira , and 19 year old Natoya Rawlins who is considered among the contestants as one of the two veterans owing to the fact that she has contested in six pageants already and won three of those. Atasha Pantlitz is a 19 year-old and is the other veteran who like Rawlins has competed in six pageants as well. Despite only winning two crowns she is very confident of taking home the inaugural crown.

19 year old Latisha Boyce who is eagerly awaiting competition night to showcase her stuff is currently pursuing studies in her quest to become a Human Resources Officer, That aside, in the lineup also is 16 year old Felicia Reece, a fifth form student at Sheldon Line Path Secondary where she will be writing seven subjects at next year’s CSEC exams.

Meanwhile, the young ladies are being taken through their paces by popular pageant trainer Simeon Burnett who is also a television host of the popular Channel 19 programme in Berbice, Music Mix.

Tickets for the pageant are already on sale at a cost of $1000, while music for the event would be provided by Uprising Sound Systems. It was disclosed that a number of popular artistes and performers will also grace the stage and Berbicians near and far, are guaranteed an exciting experience, come pageant night.

 

Source: http://guyanachronicle.com/2019/09/27/nine-to-vie-for-inaugural-miss-skeldon-heritage-resort-pageant-2019

27
Sep 19

Dear Editor,

I HUMBLY request some space in your newspaper to raise an issue which, in my mind, is of utmost importance and therefore needs public commendation. Over the past four years since the APNU/AFC government has taken office, there have and continues to be numerous letters from various letter writers criticising them individually and collectively on a number of issues.

Now, let me set the record straight by declaring that I have no political agenda as I am a Guyanese who believes that I will work with any administration entrusted with the authority to run it. However, as my grandmother use to say is that we must call a spade a spade and therefore, I humbly seek to do that. I will, however, not bury my head in the sand and say that this government is without fault. As a matter of fact, there are a number of issues and decisions that I am peeved with this administration about and hopefully they would seek to correct same before the election as it is enough to cause them to lose an election if go unchecked.

However, it’s plain for many to see that one of the ministers who have stood out and continues to stand out is the Honourable Winston Jordan– Minister of Finance. I have been impressed by his management of that very important ministry and his continued execution of his duties as Minister of Finance. Minister Jordan, in my mind, continues to demonstrate the highest professional decorum in my humble mind as a Minister of Government and his ability to handle a number of critical issues in an amicable manner certainly should be emulated by the other ministers. While writing about Minister Jordan and the many achievements that Guyana has seen under his stewardship as finance minister would take several pages of the letter columns to properly and adequately ventilate. I am singling out two critical decisions in his selection process, which I firmly believe that Guyana is significantly benefiting from. I am confident that many Guyanese would agree that two heads of agencies in Mr. Godfrey Statia as head of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Mr. Colvin Heath-London as acting CEO of the National Industrial and Commercial and Investments Limited/Special Projects Unit (NICIL/SPU). These two men should be seen as two of the best decisions taken by a government in terms of employment and I humbly salute Minister Jordan. I am going to admit that I know little about these two gentlemen academic and/or prior work experience before coming to these two agencies but what I am cognisant of is their significant achievements and managerial skills since assuming their respective portfolios. Mr. Statia has certainly managed GRA the way many hardworking and honest Guyanese would like to see it being managed. He has stood firmly and removed ineffective and dishonest employees who use their employment as a direct means to enrich themselves, friends and families. Importantly, he has generated well-needed revenue for this country. We are all cognisant that prior to his arrival, GRA was certainly in a chaotic mess, which was resulting in a number of challenges and difficulties for the Government of Guyana.

However, he has demonstrated that with the right person in place, he can and will deliver to the highest expectations, while standing firm to several unfair and unjustified criticisms by several persons. I have seen in my mind the fearless, no nonsense general who is prepared to make whatever decisions required in taking such an agency forward. Like many Guyanese, I feel proud that we have the right man heading that agency, which was certainly being used like an ATM machine for many persons. It’s my view that GRA would never be the same since the [arrival] of Statia and despite the uncomfortable and shaking up of several persons both inside and outside, he continues to make the management of one of Guyana’s most important agency viable, which I am forever thankful for. I dare say, however, that while it’s important to continue congratulating Statia on bringing substance to this country, he continues to show that this and more can be achieved with effective and professional management.

Further, I am sure that the employees at GRA know that the nonsense that previously took place there would never reoccur as systems and effective management have been implemented. This would ensure that the ploys and actions of many is never repeated because we have leaders who are not going to be swayed by the promise of a few liars or to deliberately enrich themselves as a result of greed and dishonesty.

However, Minister Jordan in my view, leadership strength was further reinforced when earlier this year young Colvin Heath-London was appointed as the acting CEO of NICIL/SPU with the death of Horace James. It must be stressed that NICIL has, in my opinion, still has a number of problems but what is noteworthy is that Heath-London’s presence has come with a long list of achievements. He has modernised NICIL/SPU, thus allowing the ordinary man and woman to build relationship while further making it less stressful and easier in dealing with NICIL/SPU. Mr. Colvin Heath-London has also executed a number of projects and programmes thus ensuring that NICIL becomes a good corporate citizen. Heath-London’s readiness to help and assist has earned him the nickname among some as being ‘Mr Fix It’ as he has certainly been fixing a number of issues that needs fixing.

Once again, the public must not lose sight of the fact that it was Minister Jordan who played a pivotal role in Heath-London’s presence at NICIL/SPU and already he has hit the ground helping the government in fixing the Guysuco matter along with several other issues, thus garnering numerous praises from Ministers of Government, the general public and business colleagues like himself. As such, I feel confident that with a man like Minister Winston Jordan, our future is secured as he has certainly been delivering as a minister who puts the public first and this is seen in him recruiting these two professionals over political choices. I am sure that they are others that he has in [mind] in appointing to other key agencies.

Therefore, while many would harp over whether election should be held now or later, I would seek to further congratulate the students while thanking Minister Jordan for these two gentlemen and urge him to bring more so that Guyanese can continue on its trend of aggressive development.

Regards
Sherwin Murray
Source: The Guyana Chronicle.

13
Sep 19

Dear Editor,

Sometime last week it was reported in the press that NICIL/SPU had initiated rewarding children of present and or past sugar workers for sterling performances at the 2019 NGSA exams. It was disclosed that three students, who hail from Berbice, were the first recipients of this recognition.

I would like to publicly commend NICIL/SPU and by extension the Government of Guyana for this worthwhile and timely gesture. What was very pleasing is that my research on the three children, who were recognized, indicates that they are somewhat economically-challenged, while as fate would have it, one of the three happens to be a child of a former worker with the other two being children of current workers.

It is very important for NICIL/SPU to know that such a gesture, while it may seem a bit simple and insignificant, is greatly appreciated and welcomed by not only the students, but their parents and by extension the communities that they live in. In these evidently hard economic and challenging times where it is becoming more and more difficult for parents to sustain their children during their educational pursuits, agencies like NICIL/SPU’s gesture will go a very far way. It further reinforces the point that the government’s decision to close the sugar industry was not one of not being caring, understanding and of genuine concern for the plight many of the thousands of workers would have faced but rather one that were in the best genuine interest of the country.

However, while many persons have sought to use the closure for political gains, we must not forget that the current and or former workers are still grappling with understanding many of their new roles as either uncertain of long term employment within the industry or coming to term with being unemployed. It certainly is not a joke for small matter when someone is thrown into the unemployed world as they are unsure and uncertain as to their future, especially if they are tasked with taking care of their family; no one wants to ever be in that position.

Therefore, I would like to suggest to NICIL/SPU to increase the number to 10 instead of three. Despite the company not indicating what is the process used in selecting the students and or as to how many students are expected to benefit each year, I am humbly asking that consideration be given to the fact that there are many other students and parents who are in similar position and urgently need some assistance. As such, to the credit of NICIL/SPU I must say that the commitment offered not just providing a bag-pack along with some finances, but rather whereby the students will receive a monthly stipend for a period of time is extremely commendable and should be emulated by others. This was the view expressed by the Regional Education Officers of Region Six.

Mr. Editor, it is important for NICIL/SPU to know that this gesture that they have started has the potential of going a very long way as it’s my firm belief that in 10 to 15 years’ time we would have a batch of academics in this country, who would have been supported significantly in their educational pursuits by an industry that once employed their parents in some way or the other. As the world continues to face an uphill task where economically families are being challenged, support in anyway or form would evidently be welcomed by families who once thought that sugar would have never died and therefore here in Guyana there are many families who desperately need the help and support of NICIL/SPU in seeking to rebuild their lives. Additionally, they also need some form of assistance being given to their children so as to ease the harsh reality of what the closure of the sugar industry did to them.

I therefore end by asking NICIL/SPU to ensure that the initiative is not one that was started and ends immediately but one that will be sustained at all cost, as they should understand the importance that education plays. Therefore, NICIL/SPU should be committed in supporting it regardless. I sincerely trust that next year more students would benefit and please NICIL/SPU note that it would be nice to spread it across the country so that students from other parts of Guyana can gainfully benefit. We must recognise that there are many students whose parents may have worked and or still working in the industry. However, it is commendable and impressive that you choose to begin in Region Six as they have led the industry in a giant way. Congrats to the students who are this year’s recipients again and to NICIL/SPU your great leadership is being demonstrated in the initiative and projects that you are undertaking.

Regards,
Richard Persaud
Source: The Guyana Chronicle.

13
Sep 19

Dear Editor,
Sometime last week it was reported in the press that NICIL/SPU had initiated rewarding children of present and or past sugar workers for sterling performances at the 2019 NGSA exams. It was disclosed that three students, who hail from Berbice, were the first recipients of this recognition.

I would like to publicly commend NICIL/SPU and by extension the Government of Guyana for this worthwhile and timely gesture. What was very pleasing is that my research on the three children, who were recognized, indicates that they are somewhat economically-challenged, while as fate would have it, one of the three happens to be a child of a former worker with the other two being children of current workers.

It is very important for NICIL/SPU to know that such a gesture, while it may seem a bit simple and insignificant, is greatly appreciated and welcomed by not only the students, but their parents and by extension the communities that they live in. In these evidently hard economic and challenging times where it is becoming more and more difficult for parents to sustain their children during their educational pursuits, agencies like NICIL/SPU’s gesture will go a very far way. It further reinforces the point that the government’s decision to close the sugar industry was not one of not being caring, understanding and of genuine concern for the plight many of the thousands of workers would have faced but rather one that were in the best genuine interest of the country.

However, while many persons have sought to use the closure for political gains, we must not forget that the current and or former workers are still grappling with understanding many of their new roles as either uncertain of long term employment within the industry or coming to term with being unemployed. It certainly is not a joke for small matter when someone is thrown into the unemployed world as they are unsure and uncertain as to their future, especially if they are tasked with taking care of their family; no one wants to ever be in that position.

Therefore, I would like to suggest to NICIL/SPU to increase the number to 10 instead of three. Despite the company not indicating what is the process used in selecting the students and or as to how many students are expected to benefit each year, I am humbly asking that consideration be given to the fact that there are many other students and parents who are in similar position and urgently need some assistance. As such, to the credit of NICIL/SPU I must say that the commitment offered not just providing a bag-pack along with some finances, but rather whereby the students will receive a monthly stipend for a period of time is extremely commendable and should be emulated by others. This was the view expressed by the Regional Education Officers of Region Six.

Mr. Editor, it is important for NICIL/SPU to know that this gesture that they have started has the potential of going a very long way as it’s my firm belief that in 10 to 15 years’ time we would have a batch of academics in this country, who would have been supported significantly in their educational pursuits by an industry that once employed their parents in some way or the other. As the world continues to face an uphill task where economically families are being challenged, support in anyway or form would evidently be welcomed by families who once thought that sugar would have never died and therefore here in Guyana there are many families who desperately need the help and support of NICIL/SPU in seeking to rebuild their lives. Additionally, they also need some form of assistance being given to their children so as to ease the harsh reality of what the closure of the sugar industry did to them.

I therefore end by asking NICIL/SPU to ensure that the initiative is not one that was started and ends immediately but one that will be sustained at all cost, as they should understand the importance that education plays. Therefore, NICIL/SPU should be committed in supporting it regardless. I sincerely trust that next year more students would benefit and please NICIL/SPU note that it would be nice to spread it across the country so that students from other parts of Guyana can gainfully benefit. We must recognise that there are many students whose parents may have worked and or still working in the industry. However, it is commendable and impressive that you choose to begin in Region Six as they have led the industry in a giant way. Congrats to the students who are this year’s recipients again and to NICIL/SPU your great leadership is being demonstrated in the initiative and projects that you are undertaking.

Regards,
Richard Persaud

 

Source: Guyana Chronicles

07
Sep 19

National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), is appealing to the public to beware of scammers posing as officials of NICIL.

This warning comes after several reports were made to the entity that persons were claiming to be “brokers” of NICIL, and had been approaching unsuspecting persons to sell a number of prime properties belonging to NICIL and the Government of Guyana.
NICIL has declared that no property or assets belonging to the entity can be sold without the authorisation of its CEO or Board of Directors.

Chief Executive Officer of NICIL, Mr. Colvin Heath-London noted that, “We seem to be in a season where there are desperate people doing desperate things, and I would like to warn and appeal to everyone to not fall for the lies being peddled by an evidently evil organised network.”

In Guyana, a number of businesses, both private and governmental have been reporting cases where scammers are posing as officials to rob people of their monies.

It was only recently that Kaieteur News reported a case where a fake profile of President Granger was offering Guyanese affordable housing. A release from the Ministry of the Presidency stated that the profile has been “luring unsuspected citizens to execute money transfers/ transactions…”

Since this publication reported the issue, there have been no reported cases.

 

Source: https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/09/07/beware-of-scammers-posing-as-our-brokers-nicil/

07
Sep 19

Fraudsters are posing as officials of the National Industrial and Commercial and Investments Limited (NICIL) in order to sell properties belong to the government holding company, its acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Colvin Heath-London has said.

In a statement issued yesterday, Heath-London issued an appeal to the general public to beware of scammers in light of “several reports” of NICIL’s properties being “sold allegedly by persons claiming to be ‘brokers’” of NICIL.

Heath-London added that over the past several days a number of persons “with criminal intent” have been approaching unsuspecting persons claiming to be in authority and thus authorised to sell a number of properties belonging to NICIL.

“We seems to be in a season where there are desperate people doing desperate things and I would like to warn and appeal to everyone to  not fall for the lies being peddled by an evidently organised criminal network,” he was quoted as saying.

The statement said it was revealed that those responsible have been parading as owners and or ‘brokers’ of several prime properties belong to the Government of Guyana, with the view of deceiving unsuspecting buyers into believing that they are in a position to sell these properties.

“I would like to warn persons in and out of Guyana to be on the lookout for persons posing as owners and or ‘brokers’ claiming to be in a position to sell these assets,” Heath-London was quoted as saying.

According to the statement, NICIL has declared that no property and or assets belonging to NICIL can be sold without the authorisation of its CEO or Board of Directors. “We are urgently appealing to unsuspecting buyers to be on the lookout for persons who are seeking to scam them of their hard earn monies,” Heath-London said.

“As the CEO I would like persons to be alerted so as to thwart any such unprofessional, illegal acts that may drag in unsuspecting persons with the promise that they are buying properties,” he further warned.

 

Source: https://www.stabroeknews.com/2019/09/07/news/guyana/scammers-trying-to-sell-nicil-properties/

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