GY Gov’t concerned about treatment of Guyanese at Piarco

GY Gov’t concerned about treatment of Guyanese at Piarco

Questioning what Guyana gets in return for granting national carrier status to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), APNU MP Carl Greenidge complained about the way Guyanese are treated at Trinidad’s Piarco Airport. Greenidge related in his question that Guyanese who had arrived in Trinidad on a January 15th, 2014 CAL flight on their way to Guyana were […]

Guyana: No evidence PPP will implement and enforce new AML legislation

DEAR EDITOR, Financial Advisor from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Roger Hernandez, stressed that passing the new Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) (Amendment) Bill is not good enough. It must be implemented! Laws passed without implementation and enforcement are useless, toothless and an exercise in wasted time. Guyana already […]

Guyana to get state of the crematorium

Guyana to get state of the crematorium

A modern crematorium is slated to open its door to the Guyanese public early March in the capital city on a section of Le Repentir Cemetery. It will be the city’s first such facility and already the news is getting thumbs up by many including those who have faced some challenges burying their love ones […]

CARICOM concerned over the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT)

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 11, (CMC) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Tuesday said it was “deeply concerned” at the failure of Guyana to approve the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT). In a statement, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said the regional grouping was “at the continuing delay in Guyana’s progress towards […]

Anti-Gang Bill being debated

By Jasminee Sahoye CASTRIES, St Lucia – Legislation to amend sections of the Anti-Gang Bill in St Lucia will be debated this Thursday in the Senate as the government moves to tackle the emergency of criminal gangs. Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said it was important for criminals in St Lucia to get the strong […]

Guyana misses FATF deadline – International blacklisting looms

Feb 11, 2014 The Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) will today conclude its International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) in Paris, France but Guyana has failed to debate or vote for the Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Bill. While many expected the Bill to be returned to the House from the Special Select […]

The Heist of Guyana

The Heist of Guyana

(Courtesy: The Kaieteur News, Guyana) Over the past few months we (The Kaieteur News, Guyana) brought to you a series of articles entitled The Heist of Guyana. This first series forms part of a larger sequence called Connecting the Dots in which we intend to bring to the public’s attention how certain events and decisions are linked to each […]

Guyana cops tourism award

Although Guyana is not as well known as other countries in the Caribbean as a tourism destination,  the country has been recognized for its sustainable tourism initiatives. Guyana has, for the second consecutive year, emerged as the biggest winners at the 2013 Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)/TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Awards. It won three of the six […]

Guyana rejects US calls for Caribbean to lobby Cuba on human rights, democracy

Guyana rejects US calls for Caribbean to lobby Cuba on human rights, democracy

Guyana on Friday dismissed calls by the United States (US) for the Caribbean to tell Cuba that it must address concerns about democracy, human rights and civil liberties. “I don’t know that there is a one-size-fits-all where democracy is concerned. I see that many of the countries have partners with other countries that don’t have […]