Tag Archives: Attorney General Anil Nandlall

GUYANA: Elections: GECOM backs biometric system for voting

…to formally make proposal to Attorney General on May 19, 2022

 Commissioners at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are supporting the use of a biometric system to assist with transparency when it comes to voting at elections.

The representatives of both, the current Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government as well as the Opposition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU+AFC), have agreed that the use of the technological system would greatly help in preventing many inconsistencies raised during the voting process at elections.              Continue reading

Guyana: Building housing DPP Chambers and Office of Professional Responsibility on fire – UPDATED

The building housing the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers is burning Saturday afternoon.

Already, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) offices have been destroyed.

Police, lawyers and other personnel are rescuing vital case files from the DPP Chambers.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Nandlall and Ali assure New York-based Guyanese of “fair and inclusive” governance;

— opposition supporters restate discrimination

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

As a small group of opposition supporters protested outside a restaurant in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York about the “installed” People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, Attorney General Anil Nandlall was promising that government will be fair and inclusive as possible.

“We have a duty and we have a responsibility and we are committed to inclusive government,” Mr. Nandlall told party faithful.

The administration in recent days appears to be at pains to assure Guyanese and the international community that there is no discrimination against anyone, there will be inclusive governance and that Guyanese will benefit from the wealth, after two American Congressmen Albio Sires and Hank Johnson had publicly called for these steps to be taken.    Continue reading

GUYANA: President Ali removes Haitians from list of visa-free nations

Haitians and Cubans in Bon Fim. Brazil – arrested by Federal Police (file photo)

President Irfaan Ali has withdrawn the automatic six-month stay of Haitians on arrival in Guyana, now resulting in nationals of that former sister-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) having to get visas here.

The order, which  is dated June 22, 2021 and signed by President Irfaan Ali, removes Haitians from the list of nationals who can enter this country without visas. His order revokes the Immigration Order 2019 is revoked.    Continue reading

Crum-Ewing was more a nuisance than a threat – President Ramotar

Crum-Ewing was more a nuisance than a threat – President Ramotar

MARCH 25, 2015 | BY |
Pres. Donald Ramotar

Pres. Donald Ramotar

Even as the police investigations drag on into the murder of Courtney Crum-Ewing, President Donald Ramotar has described the slain anti-government protestor as nothing but a nuisance.

The Guyanese leader while addressing a West Berbice Chamber of Commerce meeting last Saturday dismissed suggestions that Crum-Ewing was assassinated, claiming that his (Ramotar’s) party, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic had nothing to gain from the killing.

“He was no threat to the PPP…he was no threat to the government…he was a nuisance value more than anything else. He was spreading a lot of racist talk on his Facebook, and all kind of things of that nature he was doing,” Ramotar told the Berbice business community. Continue reading

Justice Patricia Bernard retires from Caribbean Court of Justice

Justice Patricia Bernard retires from Caribbean Court of Justice

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 03:08 AM PST – Capitol News Video

They struggled for words today to describe the remarkable career of a remarkable woman,  Guyana-born Justice Desiree Bernard, but two words enveloped glowing tributes today – excellence and integrity.

With a career spanning decades, she is rightly said to have lived her life in the law, achieving heights no other woman jurist in the Caribbean has – from first female Chief Justice and Chancellor in Guyana and the Caribbean, to the first woman on the Caribbean highest court, the CCJ, something she said she never imagined, not in her wildest dreams.   Continue reading

Guyana blacklisted as money laundering, terrorist financing conduit

This may affect money transfers to and from Guyana. More information on this in later Blog entries.

Money Laundering: Guyana will definitely be blacklisted – Nandlall

Guyana will definitely be blacklisted – Nandlall

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 | BY  |

 –    Says government is working on non legislative components of the Anti money Laundering bills

 Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

Taking into consideration that Guyana has missed the August 26 deadline stipulated by Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for the amendment of the amended Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, Attorney General, Anil Nandlall has noted that “we will surely be blacklisted.”

The AG said that Guyana will be assessed by that very report come November 13.
He emphasized that when CFATF continues its assessment of Guyana, the country will be placed on a list of delinquent nations.
Nandlall said that the Bill remains set for continuing consideration when Parliament resumes but noted that by then it will be too late.

He also noted that once placed on the blacklist it takes time before a country can be removed. He pointed out that Trinidad and Tobago was blacklisted since 2005 and it was only removed from that list in 2011.   Continue reading

CFATF gives Guyana until August to submit amended financial crimes law

CFATF gives Guyana until August to submit amended financial crimes law – e.g. money laundering     

19 June 2013 (CND)  –The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has given Guyana two months to pass upgraded laws against financial crimes before the global watchdog considers the country’s fate in November, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said Tuesday June 18, 2013.

Addressing the opening of a workshop on Guidelines for the 2009 Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism, he said the parliamentary select committee received a formal response from CFATF that Guyana has until August 26 to approve the amendments to the laws.

The committee had decided to formally ask CFATF to state the deadline in writing when Guyana has to submit the amended laws to that body for experts to study them ahead of the meeting.

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House passes education, justice and agriculture allocations uncut

House passes education, justice and agriculture  allocations uncut

Parliament Building

Parliament Building

Demerara Waves – Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The National Assembly has unanimously passed the budget allocations for the education, justice and agriculture sectors without amendments.

Consideration of the estimates began on Tuesday following the ruling of Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman that the Assembly did have the power to reduce allocations as the opposition parties had signalled they would do.

Only one allocation, that of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), had been proposed to be cut. The AFC had proposed to reduce the $1.4B allocation to $585M. The opposition parties noted the Auditor General’s recommendation that the agency should have its own accounting body instead of its funds being run through the central ministry yet the practice continued.           Continue reading

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