APNU waiting on gov’t for more talks on anti- laundering bill

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) says it is still waiting on government to set a date for a meeting between it and the two opposition parties to discuss the embattled AML/CFT Amendment Bill.

APNU leader David Granger met President Donald Ramotar last week during which Granger suggested the commencement of tripartite efforts aimed at getting the Anti-Money Laundering Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) (Amendment) Bill passed.

Such meetings, Granger said, would likely include sessions between legal representatives from the varying sides.

Granger said that he and Ramotar reaffirmed, and expressed respect for each other’s positions, while committing themselves to setting up a mechanism to facilitate progress on the matter. The opposition leader said he expected meetings between the three sides to commence this week, but to date there has been no communication between the three sides on a date for an initial meeting, or a timetable for further meetings.

Stabroek News contacted Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall yesterday to ascertain government’s position on the matter but he declined …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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