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Home Affairs Minister Rohee says nothing will stop his Government from implementing new legislation – 3rd Apr 2013

roheeHome Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said that nothing is stopping his Government from implementing new legislation to deal with money laundering and other financial crimes.

The Government of Guyana passed legislation to enable a more-effective response to the threat of drug trafficking in 2009.
The US State Department report of 2013 noted that when Guyana passed in 2009, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, the Interception of Communications Bill, and the Criminal Procedure Bill, it was designed to enhance the investigative capabilities of the law enforcement authorities and prosecution of convicted drug traffickers. To date, however, the Government has sought no prosecutions under these laws.

The Minister was speaking recently in an interview with members of the media.

In fact the Minister feels, until Guyana can improve the money laundering legislation, enhance the Financial Intelligence Unit and move to another level Guyana could be limited if these improvements are not put in place.

The US State Department also called on Guyana to act against corrupt money.

The US State Department said it was looking forward to tangible progress on the enforcement of laws against money laundering and financial crimes.

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  • JINNAH RAHMAN

    ROHEE is correct – there is more than enough legislation in Guyana to deal with an OUT- LAW society – but the PPP regime – under Rohee ‘s control – has failed to enforced any of the current laws to curb the excesses of the criminal fraternity and the complete disorder in the Protection and Preventative Agencies.
    The certain elements in the Police Force have committed very serious abuses the Guyanese people – in the full knowledge of the PPP government officials – bt they have turned a blind eye.
    Nothing will change for the better in Guyana , unless we are able to hold the elected officials in government, the National Assembly and paid officials to account.

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