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.
Britain offers to help tighten Guyana's financial crimes law
1st June 2015
United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner Gregory Quinn says the passage of amendments to 2009 Anti-Money Laundering Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act was the main discussion when he paid a courtesy call on Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AGC) Basil Williams on Monday.
Contentions on the details of the bill led to several failed attempts to pass the legislation. As a result, Guyana was and remains blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). Such blacklisting occurred after the CFATF found on two separate occasions that the country had failed to take sufficient steps to curtail money laundering or terrorism financing that may be taking place in the jurisdiction.
Gov’t reviewing AMLCFT Bill- AG Williams meets with FIU head
June 1, 2015
THE Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill (AMLCFT) must be passed to prevent Guyana from being blacklisted, Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams told the media yesterday, as he met for the first time with Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Paul Geer, to deal with the Bill.Also attending the meeting at the Legal Affairs Ministry were FIU Legal Advisor, Alicia Williams, and a member of the unit, Sasha Mahadeo.
New Attorney General meets staff
The newly appointed Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has formally met with the staff of the Legal Ministry urging them to work as professionals.
Williams was sworn in as the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Presidency, by President David Granger.
During the meeting, Williams reiterated the commitment of the President, who had opined that his administration would be working in the interest all Guyanese.