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Daily Archives: December 19, 2019

Guyana strengthening anti-money laundering system but lawyers, property dealers, charities among “most vulnerable”

Lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, used car dealers and registered charities were Wednesday highlighted as “most vulnerable” to money laundering, even as the Guyana government boasted of making headway in reducing the country’s “high” risk for financial crimes. National Risk Assessment (NRA) Coordinator, Alicia Williams said a 2016-2017 National Risk Assessment found that, “the most vulnerable sectors were the attorneys-at-law, ...

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“Jail him” -Ramjattan’s first reaction to cops burning teenager

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said his first reaction when he learned that a policeman allegedly burned a teenage intruder suspect with hot water was “jail him”. “I said ‘jail him, immediately, lock him up’ and I understand they put them in chains too because this is so atrocious,” he told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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Local content policymakers resisting political pressure

Head of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe Wednesday night said the architects of Guyana’s local content policy would not be swayed by politicians who seek to galvanise support from among ordinary people at election time. Bynoe indicated that local content policymakers were under constant political pressure to generate jobs and other opportunities in a ...

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