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Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

Govt presents amended Barbados money laundering law to select committee

Government has presented a fine-tuned Barbados model Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism legislation that seeks to improve the governance mechanism, Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill said Thursday. “In fact, the Government’s counter-proposals of amendments recently placed before the Special Select Committee is a modified version of the Barbadian model, deliberately crafted to take into account the possible ...

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Chief Elections Officer to push for consensus

Newly-appointed Chief Elections Officer and Commissioner of National Registration, Keith Lowenfield on Thursday pledged to strive for consensus in carrying out his mandate. Lowenfield, a trained specialist in Public Administration, was unanimously selected from among three candidates. The others were Jamaican Danville Davidson and United States-based Guyanese Savitrie Singh. “I am a strong supporter of the consensus procedure, which is ...

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Private Sector Commission wants Barbados-model money laundering law; President insists on govt amendments

The Private Sector Commission’s (PSC) proposal that Guyana should adopt the Barbados model for establishing an oversight board to monitor the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing architecture has been struck down by President Donald Ramotar. PSC Chairman, Ronald Webster told a government-organised National Consultation on the status of amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing Terrorism Act that ...

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US embassy honours Guyanese Woman of Courage

Guyanese civil society activist, Zenita Nicholson was Wednesday awarded the United States (US) embassy’s first International Woman of Courage Award for her work against homophobia and fighting for women’s rights. “This award is about courage and leadership. Zenita Nicholson embodies these principles and exemplifies the traditions of personal freedom and equality that remain shared values between Guyana and the United ...

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