Officials of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) this morning met with Ambassadors and High Commissioners from The United States of America, Great Britain, Canada and the Europe Union, a release from the coalition said.
The meeting was held at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. The release said that the main concern of the Diplomats was the status of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Bill. APNU said it used the forum to restate its concerns about the shortcomings of the current legislation and the fact that the work of the Select Committee was brought to an abrupt end without the benefit of serious input from the Partnership and other interested parties. The release said that APNU assured the Western Diplomats that the Partnerships wants an Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism legislation that is “not flawed; that restructures and strengthens the capacity of the Financial Intelligence Unit and addresses all of the deficits of the current legislation.”
Present at the meeting were US Ambassador Brent Hardt, British High Commissioner Andrew Ayre, Canadian High Commissioner Dr. Nicole Giles and European Union Representative was Derek Lambe. APNU was represented by Leader of the Opposition Brigadier David Granger, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Basil Williams, Carl Greenidge, Joseph Harmon, and Ronald Bulkan.