FIU gets new Director

first_imgThe Parliamentary Committee of Appointments came to a unanimous decision to appoint Matthew Langevine as the director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) within the Ministry of Finance.Matthew Edward Hugh LangevineLangevine’s appointment follows a recommendation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015, Act No.1 of 2015 to select and endorse persons for the appointment as the director, deputy director, attorney and accountant to the FIU.The FIU functions in collaboration with the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ministry of Finance in identifying and tracking persons fingered in financial illegalities.The Parliamentary Committee consists of government ministers, chairperson George Norton, David Patterson, Amna Ally, Annette Ferguson, Cathy Hughes, and PPP Members of Parliament Gail Teixeira, Dr Clive Jagan, Ganga Persaud, Bishop Juan Edghill.According to the Committee Report submitted to Parliament on Monday by Public Health Minister Dr George Norton, Langevine was shortlisted from a list of 17 candidates who applied for the position. The initial list of 17 candidates was shortlisted to three.It was decided that he was the most suitable person for the position. His selection is subsequent to several rounds of due diligence exercises and interviews.Langevine has worked in the local bank industry for several years. The last functional head of the FIU was Paul Ghir.The committee, which was also mandated to select a suitable candidate for the post of deputy director, decided on the current legal adviser Abiose Thomas.last_img read more

Chargers cast McCardell away

first_imgMcCardell has had five 1,000-yard seasons, and was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won the Super Bowl following the 2002 season. He has 11,117 career receiving yards and 62 touchdowns. Foley was shot three times on Sept. 3 by an off-duty Coronado police officer who suspected him of drunken driving. Foley missed the season and said last month that his career might be over. The outside linebacker, who had 10 sacks in 2004, forfeited $775,000 in salary. Foley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and faces a trial on May 7. Police say Foley had a blood-alcohol level of 0.233 percent, nearly three times California’s legal limit of 0.08 percent. Foley was arrested in April for scuffling with San Diego police officers, but wasn’t charged. Kiel pleaded guilty last month to felony and misdemeanor drug charges for shipping codeine-based cough syrup to Texas, part of a plea bargain that could allow him to avoid jail time. SAN DIEGO – Receiver Keenan McCardell was released Thursday by the San Diego Chargers, who also got rid of linebacker Steve Foley and safety Terrence Kiel, both of whom had multiple run-ins with the law. The moves came several hours before the start of free agency. “The way we evaluate players, you’re a Charger one year at a time,” general manager A.J. Smith said. “You’re judged off the field, on the field, production and work ethic.” McCardell, ninth on the NFL’s all-time list with 861 catches, turned 37 in January. After catching nine touchdown passes in 2005, he had zero last year, when he was the team’s fourth-leading receiver with just 36 catches for 437 yards. center_img Kiel still faces charges for urinating outside a nightclub Dec. 18 in San Diego,. Smith said re-signing left guard Kris Dielman is the Chargers’ top priority, but that the agent for the unrestricted free agent is asking for more than the team is willing to pay. Also, Pro Bowl fullback Lorenzo Neal, who wasn’t eligible for free agency, received a three-year contract extension. The Chargers did not tender a contract to restricted free agent tight end Ryan Krause, who faces a DUI charge. Linebacker Donnie Edwards, who had a team-high 170 tackles but fell into disfavor with Smith, will leave as an unrestricted free agent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more