Daily Archives: 10/19/2013

The anti-money laundering legislation … Opposition wants Bill to address white collar crimes – Granger

The anti-money laundering legislation … Opposition wants Bill to address white collar crimes – Granger
– Private sector urges speedy passage

The Opposition remains firm in its position not to make way for passage of the Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AMT/CFT) Bill unless it is sure that Guyana is being given the best legislation, capable enough to deal with a range of white collar crimes. This is even in the face of pleas from the Private Sector Commission (PSC).

Yesterday the PSC published a whole page advertisement indicating the impact that the absence of the Bill is having on businesses.
The advertisement asked that parliamentarians “approve the measures in whatever form to avoid the disastrous effects on the country’s business sector and the average Guyanese citizen.”
A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Leader, Brigadier David Granger, had long held the position that this Bill “must” address all the inadequacies of the first piece of legislation and not be just another ornament “just to say we have it.”   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 18 October 2013

Capitol News  – TV News Videos – 18 October 2013

  • R Kelly private jet touches down at the CJIA.
  • Sports.
  • A mid-morning accident involving a mini bus a truck left 3 persons dead.
  • Diplomatic solution sought.
  • Sports.
  • Ingrid Coddle Cleans up community.
  • Rohee dismisses black clothes Swat team.
  • R Kelly in Concert on the Saturday 19th.
  • Countdown to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals deadline.
  • Marriott Hotel project moving ahead.

Click links below to view TV News videos:

R Kelly private jet touches down at the CJIA.Posted: 18 Oct 2013 04:24 PM PDT   Continue reading

The Guyana National Service – commentary


Born in controversy in 1974, the Guyana National Service was dismantled in controversy in 2000. Today, the debate seems never to have gone away.

National Service pioneers on the march

On the one hand, speaking at a community meeting at Den Amstel in August 2005, President Bharrat Jagdeo said that questions continue to be asked about why the national service was dissolved. He answered “I think we need to get more of our young people into business, not only to get them into a military-type training organisation. We need to give them entrepreneurial skills. Let them become the businessmen of the future…If you put them back into the national service, the focus tends to be more marching and walking etc. I want them to learn to read a balance sheet or how to manage money or learn some skill.”     Continue reading

Interview with Author Conrad Taylor

Congratulations to Guyana-born Conrad Taylor. His book “Path to Freedom” was featured in Guyanese Online at this link: https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/?s=%22conrad+taylor%22