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Daily Archives: February 11, 2014

International pressure intensifies on Guyana to pass anti-money laundering bill

Regional and international pressure on Tuesday mounted on Guyana’s opposition-controlled parliament to approve much needed amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act. Coming on the heels of Western diplomats warning that Guyana could face “serious consequences” if the changes are not passed, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) ...

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Nurse aid who injected her children allegedly assaulted Social Worker

A Patient Care Assistant was Monday charged with assaulting a social worker who had gone to investigate a report that she had injected her children with insulin. Twenty-four year old Gail De Jonge pleaded not guilty to assaulting Huette Moore on February 7 at the Linden Hospital Complex. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry upheld the prosecutor’s opposition to bail and remanded ...

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False pretence charge over sex DVD of woman’s husband

The alleged purported sale of a sex DVD has landed a woman in trouble and she has been accused of obtaining GUY$400,00 by false pretence. Twenty-six year old Fazeela Khan of 247 BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara was granted GUY$125,000 bail when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Khan, who pleaded not guilty, has to return to court on ...

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Guyana linked to Italian Mafia-like cocaine syndicate

(MASHABLE.COM) The FBI and the Italian police arrested 24 people accused of taking part of large drug trafficking operation involving the ‘Ndrangheta, a powerful Italian Mafia-like syndicate, in coordinated raids in the United States and Italy on Tuesday. In New York, the FBI arrested 7 people, including high-ranking members of the Gambino family. On the other side of the Atlantic ...

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APNU demotes Vanessa Kissoon down the back-bench

A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) parliamentarian Vanessa Kissoon has been demoted further down the back bench in the National Assembly, prompting at least one government parliamentarian to register her concern about how women are being treated in the House. Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand was heckled when she made her feelings know about Kissoon’s apparent demotion during debate on ...

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House approves Bill to record court proceedings

The National Assembly Monday night unanimously passed legislation that lawmakers hope will pave the way for judgments to be handed down speedily through the recording of court proceedings and the production of official records. But Opposition MPs raised some concerns about perceived drawbacks of the high0tech computerized recording system.  Shadow Attorney General Basil Williams said the pilot project should have ...

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