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Daily Archives: May 29, 2014

Acts could be committed without knowledge of party leadership- Kwayana

Co-founder of the Working Peoples Alliance, Eusi Kwayana on Thursday conceded that anyone could have committed acts without the knowledge of the leadership of Guyana’s two major political parties. Testifying under oath at the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry for a third straight day, the 89-year old veteran Guyanese politician, however, insisted that the then Peoples National Congress (PNC) administration ...

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Gov’t, opposition volley blame for latest CFATF blacklisting

The government and opposition remain firmly entrenched in their respective positions on the anti-money laundering legislation as a regional financial body recommends further sanctions against the country for its non-passage of the legislation a year after it was initially due. The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in a statement released by the government on Thursday noted Guyana’s failure to ...

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American woman accused of cocaine-in-fish possession refused bail

A 53-year old United States citizen , who allegedly attempted to smuggle a huge quantity of cocaine in frozen fish to New York,  on Thursday pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison. She is 53-year old Joyce De Cunha of New York will next appear at the Providence Magistrates’ Court on June 2. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, ...

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“Fully vetted” narcotics units before DEA office in Guyana

The United States (US) is preparing to lay the groundwork to establish an office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) by local vetting anti-drug agents to minimize the chances of they violating integrity of shared information and strategies. American Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt announced on Thursday that some of the US$850,000in a successor agreement on Narcotics and Law Enforcement ...

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Guyana referred to FATF, further sanctions recommended

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has referred Guyana to its parent body and recommended further sanctions against the country for its failure to reach a deadline for the implementation of anti-money laundering legislation.  Below is the CFATF statement. The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) is an organisation of twenty-seven jurisdictions of the Caribbean Basin Region, which have ...

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Updated: Narcotics policeman allegedly linked to Barbados-bound drugs charged

An anti-narcotics policeman, who allegedly facilitated the attempted smuggling of a quantity of cocaine and marijuana to Barbados, was Wednesday arraigned on a drugs charge. Constable Ian Johnson,24, was arraigned at the Sparendaam Court before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Johnson pleaded not guilty and he was remanded to prison until June 13 ...

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Woman seriously injured in Suriname crash flown home

One of the Guyanese, seriously injured in a vehicular accident in neighbouring Suriname earlier this week, was flown home on Wednesday and admitted to a city hospital, sources said. Vanessa Foo was said to be in serious condition, having sustained head injuries and a broken thigh bone. She was accompanied to the Georgetown Public Hospital by her husband, Kevin Foo, ...

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Hotel Tower workers reject back-to-work request before pay

Hotel Tower workers on Wednesday rejected a request by one of the principal directors of the company to return to work, demanding that they first be paid all outstanding wages and salaries. President of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), Sherwood Clarke said he and his General Secretary along with the affected workers made known their position in a ...

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