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Guyana: FIU call for probe of gold trading appears to have been ignored

A recommendation by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in 2019 for a high-level probe of gold trading in light of concerns about commingling with Venezuelan ore appears to have been ignored by the then APNU+AFC government.

When asked yesterday whether he was aware whether any of his recommendations made to senior government officials had been acted upon, FIU Head Matthew Langevine told Stabroek News not to his knowledge.

“The FIU would have made the recommendations….A lot of them you would see probably had not been acted on as yet but that aspect of it is outside of the purview of the FIU. To my knowledge it doesn’t appear so,” Langevine said.

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