Motion for duty-free concession for FIU employees not passed

DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 30, 2018

The motion for Cylinder Capacity (CC) for duty-free concession to be grated to the accountant and attorney-at-law of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) was not passed in the National Assembly.

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton

The house decided against the motion moved by, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, after the Opposition voted against its passage and two MPs of the government abstained from voting while some were not present in the chamber for the vote.

Minister Norton, who is also the Chairman of the Committee of Appointment, explained that the committee deliberated at its 30th meeting on March 28, 2018, and agreed to offer Surendra Lall Boodhoo and Yonette Romao Scarville, duty-free concessions for a vehicle at 2000-CC.

In making the case for the motion’s passage, Dr. Norton stressed that the members of the committee comprised members from both sides of the house, most of whom were present when the decision was made.
He, however, thanked the members in the role they played in the preparation of the motion to the National Assembly.

Boodoo and Scarville were appointed accountant and attorney of the FIU in accordance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act of 2015.

Synieka Thorne
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