Former Gold Board employees slapped with fraud charges

first_imgA former accountant of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB), Rosanna Ramnarine, 34, of Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara, and 50-year-old Deborah Forbes of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara, a former clerk of the GGB, were on Monday arraigned before Senior Magistrate Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates Courts, each charged with three counts of fraud.Former employees of GGB, Rosanna Ramnarine and Deborah ForbesThey each pleaded not guilty to the three charges when it was read to them.The court heard that between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017, while they were employed at the Guyana Gold Board, located at Lot 68 Brickdam, Georgetown, they wilfully, and with intent to defraud, falsified documents (payment vouchers) in possession of the Gold Board purporting to show that Clinton Alphonso had received a payment of $436,409.Within the same period, they also allegedly worked together to wilfully, and with intent to defraud, falsify documents in possession of the Guyana Gold Board purporting to show that Brian Chase had received a payment of $436,409.The third charge stated that Ramnarine and Forbes together stole $436,409 in cash from the GGB.Defence Attorney for Rosanna Ramnarine, Nigel Hughes, in a bail application, told the court that his client was already reporting to SOCU on a weekly basis, and is cooperating fully with investigators.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris did not object to either woman being placed on bail, but asked that conditions be applied.The women were granted bail to a total value of $450,000, and were each ordered to lodge their travel documents and to report to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) every Friday until the conclusion of the case.The matter is expected to continue on August 27, 2018.Reports are that SOCU had launched an investigation into an alleged multi-million-dollar fraud scheme at the GGB and the duo were sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of further probes.Further, the duo, each of whom has been employed at the GGB for over 10 years, reportedly managed to skim off portions of the payments.Only recently, Ramnarine was slapped with six fraud charges, and appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore after she was accused of “millions of dollars” in theft through the manipulation of the gold testing system.last_img read more

Watch Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Do Some Proper OffRoading

first_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 26, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Shocks World In LA Debut The R1T electric truck is perhaps the most exciting entrant in the plug-in segment since the Tesla Model 3. Though its launch date is still a couple of years off, this electric machine really gets our hearts pumping.Why? Well, it’s a truck and here in the U.S. trucks sell incredibly well. Beyond its truckness, the R1T is a long-range electric (perhaps capable of going over 400 miles per charge in the right configuration), it tows, hauls and has all sorts of really slick features.Rivian says the R1T’s largest battery pack holds 180kWh of energy and delivers 400-plus miles of range. Additionally, Rivian will offer 105 kWh and 135 kWh configurations, with a base starting price estimated at just over $60K. The top spec truck will pump out something like 800 HP.Per Rivian:Pricing starts at $61,500 after Federal Tax credit.  Deliveries of the R1T begin in late 2020. Fully-equipped vehicles with the highest performance level and largest battery pack will enter production first. Our 180 kWh pack (400+ miles range) and 135 kWh pack will be available at launch, with the base variant (230+ miles range) to follow within 12 months of the start of production.Rivian is now accepting preorders for a refundable deposit of $1,000. More information is available at www.rivian.com This thing ain’t built only for the tarmac.Concurrent with its grand debut at the LA Motor Show, Rivian released a set of videos showcasing some of the abilities and features of its all-new R1T electric pickup truck.More Rivian News We Visit Rivian, And Its Pickup Truck Is The Real Deal: Watch This Videocenter_img In a word or two (or six), it’s everything it ought to be.The R1T pickup and the R1S SUV will be delivered to customers from 2020 on.Without wasting any more of your time, we encourage you to check out these video of the R1T so that you can judge it for yourself.Let us know in Comments your thoughts on this first of many offerings from Rivian.Rivian R1T Loading Up:.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Rivian R1T Clean Escape:.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Rivian R1T On The Beach:.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Rivian R1T In The Forest:.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Rivian R1T On A Bridge:.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Source: Electric Vehicle News Rivian Electric Truck Spotted Doing Some Serious Off-Roadinglast_img read more