To ensure that proper legal services are provided to the Government; to provide statutory services to the public relating to the public trust and bankruptcy matters; and to register titles, mortgages, companies, societies and other bodies as well as other documents, as required by the law.
AG questions role and impartiality of Privileges Committee
July 21, 2014
–says it is a ‘constitutional incest’
THE motion by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Member of Parliament (MP), Carl Greenidge, to have the Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, appear before the Parliamentary Privileges Committee has raised questions over the role and impartiality of the Committee.
July 17, 2014
Opposition on ‘desperate fishing expedition’ against Dr. Singh
–Constitutional compliance can never violate criminal law
CONTRARY to claims by members of the combined Opposition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC), the Executive’s exercise of its Constitutional powers can never lead to a Constitutional crisis.
According to Attorney-General (AG) and Minster of Legal Affairs, Mr. Anil Nandlall, “The term ‘Constitutional crisis’ is one that the Opposition banters around because it sounds politically sexy and perhaps misleadingly intelligent. The fact is that this Government has taken no action that breached the supreme law of Guyana but in fact and to the contrary has acted in scrupulous compliance with express provisions of the Constitution.”
FATF writes Guyana…
July 9, 2014
Detailed review, new action plan, political commitment among demands
–Outcomes to be discussed at October meeting
THE Financial Action Task Force (FATF) yesterday officially confirmed its decision to commence a targeted review of Guyana, in a letter dated July 9, 2014, prior to its October 2014 plenary meeting.And the international watchdog made it clear that the purpose of this targeted review will be to examine the most significant deficiencies in Guyana’s Anti-Money Laundering and the Countering of the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) framework that pose a risk to the international financial system.
According to FATF, its review will identify steps that should be taken to address those deficiencies through the development of an Action Plan.
FATF’s letter said, “This review will be conducted by the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG), Americas Regional Review Group (ARRG), co-chaired by Ms. Darlene Boileau (Canada) and Ms. Maria Fernanda Garcia-Yrigoyen Maúrtua (Peru).
Ramadan is a time of forgiveness – Nandlall
July 8, 2014 By Guyana Times
Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall said the Month of Ramadan has always given Guyanese moments of great national significance, noting that the occasion is a time for forgiveness.
He was at the time speaking at the breaking of the Ramadan Fast at the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) on Saturday. Minister Nandlall joined the Muslims of Guyana and the world in welcoming the Month of Ramadan, stating that he has no doubt that the Muslims of Guyana will continue to live up to the divine ideals of this holy month.
Emphasising on Guyana’s renowned and enduring quality of religious tolerance, Nandlall lauded the respect shown to the beliefs and practices of all religions in Guyana by the different religious groups. He particularly complimented the Christian Community for being part of the event. The event was also attended by visiting prominent members of the Muslim Community and civic society and members of the other religious groups. The programme has been organised by ACIC and the Guyana United Sadr Islamic Anjuman (SADR) jointly.
Promise of renewal
WILLIAMS’ ALLEGATION AS OUTRAGEOUS AS IT IS SINISTER STATEMENT FROM THE HONOURABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTER OF LEGAL AFFAIRS, MOHABIR ANIL NANDLALL, MP
03rd JULY, 2014
I feel compelled to respond to the allegations made by Mr. Basil Williams, MP, Attorney-at- Law, published in a letter in the Stabroek News of 02nd July, 2014. My first observation is that the letter, though purportedly written by Mr. Williams, refers to him in the third person. Perhaps this is Mr. Williams’ new and unique manner of expression.
That aside, the allegations contained in that letter are not only vexatious, outrageous and sinister but they are obviously calculated to undermine the integrity of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry. This is not surprising. It has been the agenda of Mr. Williams and his party even before the Commission was established. I can only surmise that they realized that they would not be able to deal with the evidence that was likely to emerge and in fact is emerging from the Commission. From the outset, they attacked the Terms of Reference. That failed. They next challenged the integrity of Commissioner Seenath Jairam, SC. That failed. Then they attacked the integrity of the Chairman Sir Richard Cheltenham, QC. That failed. They next attacked the procedure employed by the Commission and the quality of evidence adduced thereof. That also failed. These new allegations by Mr. Williams are obviously their next line of attack. This will also fail.