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“Our actions are not only because we want to meet our international commitment and our international treaty obligations but it’s also important for the moral life in our society- fighting against these corruptions that these things bring about,” he said.
With A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) parliamentarians Carl Greenidge and Joseph Harmon seated in the front row at the Grand Coastal Inn, Ramotar said he hoped that opposition would support the soon to be tabled amendments to the anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism laws. The amendments, he said, were examined as late as Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.
The Guyanese leader was speaking at the opening of a Financial Crimes Stakeholder Meeting that was co-sponsored by the United States Embassy, the British High Commission, the Canadian High Commission, and the European Union Delegation in
This is Ramotar’s latest in a series of repeated public pronouncements against drug trafficking and money laundering regarded in some quarters as an attempt to break with the perception of the government prior to November 2011. Although
The President also on Wednesday pledged his administration’s “strong political will” in addressing drug trafficking, money laundering, against the backdrop of increasing rumours. “We also appreciate how important it is in addressing macro-economic stability and also in addressing the rumours and allegations about money laundering and the parallel economy in
United States Ambassador, Brent Hardt welcomed
Facilitators from the workshop have been drawn from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force- the regional body of 29 members states that is at the forefront of Caribbean efforts to develop and promote national policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing- the US Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Criminal Assets Recovery Program (CCARP).
CCARP is likewise actively engaged with the Government of Guyana in boosting capacity to conduct financial crimes investigations. It is currently developing its action plan with the Government and providing funds and expertise to draft legislative amendments that will bring