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No need for parliamentary-appointed Anti-Money Laundering Authority – Attorney General

Guyana intends to scrap the idea of having an Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism Authority because government has widened the involvement of wide variety of agencies in the system to detect and pursue financial crimes, Attorney General Basil Williams said Wednesday. “That was over-kill. Why would you put such a heavy superstructure over FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit)? ...

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“Definitely the Guyana Police Force will solve that crime”- Crime Chief on Kescia Branche’s killing

Homicide detectives are expected to lay charges in the coming days for the murder of the Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher who died three days after she was found in an unconscious condition on a city roadway. Kescia Branche, 22, of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown succumbed to severe head and other injuries on November 7, 2017, three days after she ...

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Unmasked gunmen snatch GY$1.2M from West Berbice money changer

Two unmasked gunmen on Sunday evening relieved a West Berbice money changer of GY$1.2M and one Blu cellphone. A police source close to the investigation revealed that cops discovered an abandoned car matching the description given. However no arrests have been made so far. Thirty-eight year-old Jaipaul Harrilal of Lot 13 ‘B’ Cotton Tree Old Road told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Guyana Gold Board staff resisted tighter controls to prevent fraud

As the Guyana Gold Board continues a probe into the alleged siphoning off of millions of dollars from miners during, Board Chairman Gabriel Lall said certain board members had resisted the introduction of an upgraded and secure system that might have prevented the scam. “You have just got me a little angry there, not with you, but with what I ...

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City resident admits to being in possession of rifle, other items

A man has admitted to being in possession of a rifle, bulletproof vest and handcuffs, even as police probe whether his firearm licence for a pistol is fake, according to police sources. The man identified as Daniel Nelson of Church Street, Georgetown was arrested by members of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday afternoon. “An intelligence led operation, yesterday afternoon ...

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Pastor arrested for allegedly raping woman he counselled

A pastor has been arrested  after a 21-year old woman alleged that he raped her while providing counselling following the death of her father, according to well-placed sources. Sources said the pastor of the Full Gospel Church (not Full Gospel Fellowship) was arrested Thursday night at his Diamond, East Bank Demerara home to assist police with investigations. The 35-year old ...

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Gold Board staff sent home as part of fraud probe

Two employees of the Guyana Gold Board have been sent on leave pending an investigation into an alleged multi-million dollar fraud, Chairman of the semi-autonomous agency, Gabriel Lall told Demerara Waves Online News. “I am confirming that two workers were sent home pending an investigation into irregularities,” he said. Demerara Waves Online News was told by sources that the Accountant, ...

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State Assets Recovery Agency has 25 “solid cases” ; Attorney General says “no protection for anyone in our government and under our watch”

Guyana’s State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has 25 “solid cases” of officials of the previous government having properties that they acquired unlawfully using their then privileged positions, Deputy Director, Aubrey Heath-Retemyer said. Delivering a brief presentation at an Anti-Corruption Sensitisation Seminar for councillors and employees in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) organised by the Ministry of Legal Affairs, he indicated that now ...

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Berbice goldsmith sentenced to 21 years for killing friend he owed

A 40-year-old Berbice goldsmith, who was on trial at the Berbice High Court for the murder of his friend, was Wednesday sentenced to 21 years imprisonment after a mixed jury found him guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter. Deon Sunthgolam of Canefield, East Canje Berbice was on trial for the murder of  62-year-old Terrence “Skatchy” Mc Lean of Lot ...

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