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Daily Archives: June 12, 2017

President, Opposition Leader meeting: High-level negotiators to be appointed if Jagdeo’s third list fails

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Monday evening  agreed to submit a third list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission and if that list fails to get President David Granger’s approval, a high-level team would iron out the difficulties. “It was also agreed that a high-level team would be assembled representing the President and the Leader ...

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A growing military bureaucratic complex by GHK Lall

There is increasing concern for that which is taking shape in this society.  Taking shape runs the risk of some understatement, as foundation, superstructure, and roof are all in place, and poised to experience reinforcements.  For in 2017 Guyana, there is already something of an aberration in operation, and an oxymoron in clashing encroaching stride; and if it is neither ...

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Money Laundering: Developing a risk-based framework by Sharmini Rampersaud

A risk- based approach has an important role in financial institutions in relation to Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). Bank of Guyana (BOG) Supervision Guideline 13 states, “ the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) in its revised forty recommendations plus nine special recommendations on AML/CFT recommended that financial institutions adopt a risk-based approach to customer due ...

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Ministry prepares voucher for $250,000, cuts cheque for $2.5M

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs prepared a voucher for a Bourda Market Vendor $250,000 for a quantity of fruits, greens and vegetables but when it cut the cheque, that was made out for $2.5M—monies the Ministry is still to fully recover. The sordid state of affairs with what appears to be a preferred supplier was laid bare today the ...

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Labourer jailed for 25 years for killing businessman

Travis McDougall, a labourer from East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown was Monday sentenced to 25 years in jail for killing businessman, Ashok Raghoo. The sentence was handed down by Justice Navindra Singh after a 12-member mixed jury found him guilty on May 19, 2017. Sentencing was deferred until Monday for a probation report on his behalf. The jury found Mc ...

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Teenager, accused of stealing bus driver’s money, remanded

A 16- year old boy was Monday arraigned for allegedly stealing money belonging to a minibus driver. He was remanded to custody at the Juvenile Detention Centre pending the compilation of a probation report. The youth made an appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Judy latchman charged with simple larceny. The particulars of the charge are that on ...

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Five arrested for Essequibo Coast marijuana bust

Five persons, including a woman, were Monday morning arrested in connection with a 12.3 kilogrammes marijuana bust, police said. The Guyana Police Force says its ranks of  acting on information stopped and searched a hire car about 08:00hrs this morning on the Aurora Public Road, Essequibo Coast. There, police said, they found a carton box containing 25 taped parcels of ...

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Don’t take bribes, Caricom official tells customs and immigration officers

Assistant Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Dr. Douglas Slater on Monday called on customs and immigration officials not to take bribes as efforts continue to reduce security risks at the border. Addressing the opening of a joint national border security workshop for Guyanese customs and immigration officers, Slater noted that law enforcement agents are vulnerable to inducements because ...

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Haitians ordered to leave Guyana; authorities suspect “human smuggling”

Several Haitians, who came here several weeks ago, have been ordered to leave Guyana because investigators suspect that they were being smuggled to another destination, officials said Monday. Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix said eight adults and six children were sent back to Haiti last week Thursday after their return tickets were upgraded. He said efforts were being ...

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