CFATF official coming for meeting on anti-laundering bill

-one APNU amendment drafted

An official from the CFATF is scheduled to be here tomorrow to provide clarifications on the contentious anti-money laundering bill and the Chief Parliamentary Counsel has completed drafting one of APNU’s amendments to the Principal Act  but has requested clarifications on the remainder.

Chairperson of the Select Committee of Parliament, Gail Teixeira  told Stabroek News yesterday that Chief Parliamen-tary Counsel, Cecil Durjhon has sought further clarifications and that APNU has agreed to review them. She said that while the opposition took note and would look over the clarifications, the opposition was not available to meet before tomorrow.  As a result,  the next sitting of the committee will be held on February 26, one day before the next sitting of the National Assembly on February 27. Teixeira expressed frustration stating that the back and forth on the bill was becoming “tiresome.”

She stated that tomorrow, Financial Advisor to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Roger Hernandez, is slated to meet the committee in person at the request of the opposition members of the committee. Members voted yesterday to have a meeting in person instead of the proposed teleconference which was to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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