This nation continues to reel from the anti-nationalistic and political vindictive ploys, which the APNU+AFC unleashed in the National Assembly as a joint opposition, using their one seat majority, during the tenth Parliament. By this year end, we would have been so close to getting energy from the Amalia Falls Hydro Project at a rate of about twenty per cent (20%) cheaper than the current rates being paid, and then progressively cheaper with the passage of time, had they not killed this project. Guyana’s financial system would never have been penalized with a regime of oppressive sanctions imposed by the Caribbean Financial Task Force (CFATF) and the Financial Task Force (FATF), which is still in force, if APNU+AFC had supported the AML/CFT Bills, which they voted down. Continue reading CCJ’S RULING IN SM JALEEL’S CASE: the result of political vengeance
Every person, who has ever served in the office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, must have felt a profound sense of flattery when they learnt that the current holder of the office was gifted three (3) retired Judges; one from the Caribbean Court Justice (CCJ), one from the Court of Appeal of Guyana and one from the High Court of Guyana; along with two (2) law professors, each possessing a doctorate in law, to assist him in the discharge of the functions of that office. I doubt that I can be contradicted in my assertion that this is a world record. Continue reading OP ED: Blundering Basil get three retired Judges and two law professors to do his job
Please see below a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party in which it calls for a police investigation of a threat made against a sitting high court Judge by Attorney General Basil Williams.
Following the unfruitful discussions between Opposition Parliamentarians and Attorneys-at-law, Priya Manickchand and Anil Nandlall, and Attorney General, Basil Williams, a request has been made for a date to be set for the next meeting.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has issued strong condemnation of Attorney General, Basil Williams over his public attack perpetrated against Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon. Williams threatened to haul the young professional before the Public Service Commission (PSC) after news broke that she had complained to the very body about his abusive behavior towards her. Continue reading PPP CONDEMNS BASIL WILLIAMS’ ATTACK ON DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL
The move by the APNU+AFC Government to compulsorily acquire a piece of private property at the corner of Middle and Carmichael Streets, under the Acquisition of Land for Public Purposes Act is reminiscent of the Forbes Burnham era and has sent chills down the spine of right-thinking Guyanese, especially, property owners.
(Guyana Times) Contrary to claims made by Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, his predecessor Anil Nandlall is contending that the death penalty is not a requirement under the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regime.
Below is a statement issued by Attorney-at-law and PPP/C Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall after Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh granted a stay of former Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling against APNU+AFC MPs Keith Scott and Winston Felix:
The People’s Progressive Party’s contention that the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2015, passed in June by the APNU+AFC administration fell short of the complete requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has been vindicated.
Based on the Order Paper for Parliament’s next sitting the government will now table amendments to it. The Order Paper for the December 17th sitting lists for first reading the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2015. Continue reading PPP VINDICATED ONCE AGAIN AS GOV’T SET AMEND NON-COMPLIANT ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING BILL