FIU Director and Deputy Director shortlisted

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A recommendation has been made by the Parliamentary Committee of Appointments for Matthew Edward Hugh Langevine, be appointed as Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) within the Anti-Money Laundering and countering of financing of terrorism authority.

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The Parliamentary Committee of Appointments comprises of Government Members; David Patterson, Amna Ally, Annette Ferguson, Cathy Hughes and Chairperson Dr George Norton and Opposition members; Gail Teixeira, Dr Clive Jagan, Ganga Persaud, Bishop Juan Edghill.

 

The second report on the committee in relation to the appointment of the Director and Deputy Director of the FIU was presented by Dr. George Norton.

 

Langevine was shortlisted from a list of 17 Candidates that applied for the position.

 

Meanwhile, current Legal Adviser Abiose Thomas was shortlisted for the position of Deputy Director.

 

Paul Geer served as the last FIU Director. His contract came to an end in 2015.

 

FIU’s mandate is to facilitate the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering, and financing of terrorist activity in Guyana.

 

It is an autonomous body responsible for requesting, receiving, analyzing and dissemination of suspicious transaction reports and other information relating to money laundering, terrorist financing or the proceeds of crime.

 

It was established and operates within the ambit of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act (AMLCFTA) 2009 and its Regulations.

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