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Daily Archives: April 27, 2014

GTUC says APNU broke promise on approach to money laundering law amendments

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Sunday accused A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) of breaking its promise to tie its parliamentary support for passage of amendments to the financial crimes law to getting government to re-issue arbitration letters for the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI). The High Court had ruled that Minister of Labour, Dr. Nankishore Gopaul ...

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Road accident plunges West Bank Demerara into blackout

Residents on the West Bank and parts of West Coast Demerara were Sunday morning plunged into what will almost certainly be several hours of blackout after a car crashed into a utility pole and downed several others. The incident occurred shortly before 10 AM. No one in the car was injured. Residents alleged that the driver had hit another car ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Private Sector Commission Chairman dies

The Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ronald Webster died early Sunday morning at the Balwant Singh Hospital, a senior private sector official said. He passed away at 3:30 AM at the medical institution while recuperating from a recent cancer surgery in Trinidad. “He was battling with cancer for a while and he was in Trinidad for an operation ...

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Anti-money laundering law hurdles more political than legal- Opposition

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) could soon send technical experts to hammer out differences over amendments to Guyana’s financial crimes law but the opposition insisted that political issues first need to be resolved before the opposition can support passage of the bill. “In essence, we have a political crisis and it requires a political solution,” Vice Chairman of ...

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