The one who was president of Real Valladolid in 1983, Pedro San Martín López, died this Friday at 85 years of age due to a fall, as reported in an official statement ‘Bodegas de Alberto’, the company he presided over, as reported by EFE. As president, San Martín lasted only three months, just the summer ones, those of the signings, a time when together with Ramón Martínez, then blanquivioleta technical secretary, the club took over the Hiring of Cendoya, Sala, Moyano, Aracil, Peña, Fonseca and Jesús Ángel López. Later, after winning Real Sociedad 4-1, he resigned on September 20, 1983 and was named Mariano Hernández, provisionally, before Gonzalo Alonso de Paz assumed, again, three more years after having been president already between 1978 and 1982.It must be remembered, however, that the transfers of the team that he won the League Cup in 1984 they were under the presidency San Martín. Later García Traid would be dismissed, replaced by Fernando Redondo, in a campaign that ended with More lifting the only title of the blanquivioletas in their history.Real Valladolid also joined the mourning after the death of Pedro San Martín López. “From the club we send to his relatives and close friends our most sincere condolences,” wrote the Pucelana entity late on Friday. Pedro San Martín, President number 17 of the entity now chaired by Ronaldo Nazario, assumed the post of president three months at the head of a new board of directors, on June 23, 1983, after the resignation of the previous president Manuel Esteban Casado, who had ceased his office on May 5 and therefore had opened the electoral process that it would end San Martín as the top president, an adventure that would not last long.
…says additional training for financial analysts to boost capacityThe Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), even prior to a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), had been able to establish a relationship with a number of stakeholder agencies that have been sharing information with the entity.FIU DirectorMatthew LangevineThis is according to the FIU Director, Matthew Langevine, who in a recent interview with Guyana Times stated that the mandate of the Unit is to facilitate the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering, and financing of terrorist activity in Guyana and to date, it has been successful in this regard.“We have been doing very well in terms of executing our mandate, receiving information, analysing information, putting out intelligence reports. Also, in completing guidelines so that the competent authorities and other reporting entities will ensure that they are following the requirements of a good and effective Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) programme. In 2018, we have had outreaches throughout the country, a number of training sessions, and the developing staff within the FIU,” Langevine said.He explained that the FIU’s financial analysts over the past year have benefitted from significant additional training which will improve their effectiveness in conducting and completing intelligence reports.“We have been doing a number of things to improve the effectiveness of not only the FIU but the AML/CFT regime as a whole,” he added.It is expected that the recent inking of MoUs with several agencies and the upcoming signings of such that the regulatory framework stipulated within the agreements will better equip the FIU and enhance the performance of the Unit which will ultimately lead to successful prosecutions and convictions.The FIU of Guyana is an autonomous body responsible for requesting, receiving, analysing and disseminating 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.The Act authorises the FIU to request and receive information from any reporting entity, any supervisory agency and any law enforcement agency or any other competent authority in Guyana.The FIU compiles reports for competent and law enforcement authorities if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that transactions involve money laundering, proceeds of crime or terrorist financing.It also extends legal assistance to foreign jurisdictions with respect to production orders, property tracking, monitoring, and forfeiture or confiscation orders.Earlier this month it was reported that the FIU has submitted its annual report to the Finance Ministry, as the Unit has revealed that financial crimes involving over $8 billion worth of illicit money were reported to it for the 2018 fiscal year.