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Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

Guyana should guard against opportunistic financial criminals in oil and gas sector- TT Attorney General

Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi on Wednesday advised that Guyana should guard against small-scale opportunists who may want to wash dirty money in a growing oil and gas sector. He said Guyana would not face a high risk from from the sale of oil and gas by oil producing countries or established downstream companies that provide related ...

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eGovernment hubs commissioned in Region 10

Region 10 developments have now been boosted with the official launching of three Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hubs to benefit students and residents in Linden, government’s Department of Public Information said. On Tuesday, the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) through the Ministry of Telecommunications officially launched its first ICT hub in Victory Valley. This was followed by the launch ...

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Region Eight projects fast-tracked under new Regional Executive Officer

Five months after Rafael Downes was fired from the post Regional Executive Officer for Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni), the new top accounting officer in that interior region said the region’s project implementation has grown from 17 percent to 51 percent. In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI,) Regional Executive Officer (REO), Gavin Gunga explained that when he ...

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Social workers warned not to fleece pensioners

  Social workers were warned by Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally of the consequences defrauding seniors of their annuity, as pension book distribution is slated for November 20. During a workshop Wednesday at the Guyana Police Force Training Centre, social workers were briefed on the next distribution exercise of pension books. Minister Ally in her remarks advised social workers ...

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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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