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Bill in Limbo says Carl Greenidge

apnuA last minute pitch to have the anti-money laundering bill pass in its present form ended in a deadlock following a meeting between president Donald Ramotar, members of his administration and the  opposition. The APNU leader David Granger said his party wants the bill in its present form strengthened, enforceable and the amendments inserted.

Shadow finance minister Carl Greenidge said the bill is in Limbo.

And the Alliance for Change leader Khemraj Ramjattan said no compromise was reached he said there is a lifeline since the bill was sent back to the special select committee. Ramjattan said his party is holding out for the establishment of the procurement commission.

Executive member Catty Hughes said her party’s focus at the meeting was not only on the bill but other important issues.

While both side of the house are struggling to have consensus the government is becoming fearful that the failure to have the bill enacted will result in Guyana being blacklisted by the Caribbean Action Task Force.

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