The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) is celebrating 182 years of banking in Guyana and to mark the milestone, customers visiting the Water Street branch were given tokens and a piece of the gigantic anniversary cake.Many customers expressed their satisfaction, comfort and loyalty to the bank while expressing hope of sharing in a new and transformed institution, as the bank continues to make banking more accessible.Staff of the Water Street Branch made the shape of the GBTI logo“I have been doing business with GBTI for about 20 years. The bank staff have been doing a good job, (they) extend courtesy and a helping hand to you,” one customer said.Shemaine Pilgrim has been a GBTI customer all her life. “I have been an early saver from birth because that was a special gift my father would have given to me – a savings account. The service here has been pretty good. I haven’t changed since… it’s been 33 years of very good service and my children have started using the services as well,” she noted.“I always get good service when I come here and that’s why I’ve stayed so long,” said Synola Khan.Gordon Kingston rated the bank as excellent, especially in its efficiency, cooperation and the pertinent advice offered to customers. A very gleeful Annabelle Bourne also lauded the courteous members of staff who are always willing to help.As the Bank observes this great milestone, its eyes are set on the future as it repositions itself for the competitive and digital environment in which it operates while focusing on adding shareholder value and making banking easier and safer for all.GBTI is the first indigenous bank in Guyana which started its operations in 1832 as the first commercial bank in British Guiana.
The remains of a Co Donegal man who stabbed three people in Germany before being killed while crossing a road has been brought back to Ireland for burial.Enda McLaughlin’s remains have been brought home for burial. Pic by Joe Boland of Northwest News Pix.Enda McLaughlin went on a stabbing spree injuring two taxi drivers and another man on June 23rd.The 27 year old from Carndonagh had been released from Castlerea prison a few weeks previously before traveling to Europe. McLaughlin, who had a string of previous convictions for assault and public order offences went berserk after taking a taxi from Holland to Germany.He stabbed two taxi drivers and then a Lithuanian truck driver before crossing a road and being killed by an English couple driving a Mercedes car.His family had been told it would cost thousands of euro to fly his remains home to be buried in his native Co Donegal.The family said they simply do not have the money but do not want Enda cremated. His heartbroken father Patrick pleaded with the Irish Government will step in and help fly his son’s remains home.“We were told it would cost a lot of money and we simply do not have it.“But the one thing I do not want is for Enda to be cremated. I want to be able to bury my son in Carndonagh graveyard and to be able to visit his grave.“I am not a hugely religious man but I need to be able to visit home and feel that he is close to us. That is all we want,” he said.The family were helped by local Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue who is also from Carndonagh. Mr McLaughlin’s remains arrived back in Ireland on Friday night and his funeral is due to take place on Monday.REMAINS OF MAN BEHIND GERMAN STABBING SPREE BROUGHT HOME FOR BURIAL was last modified: July 12th, 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:burialdonegalEnda McLaughlinGermanystabbing