Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau

MRCRC Chairman withdraws candidacy for LGE

Chairman of the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation and councillor for Biche/Charuma, Glen Ram, has withdrawn his candidacy for the upcoming December 2 Local Government Election.

Ram told Guardian Media earlier today that his move came in light of the ongoing court matter on corruption charges laid against him in May.

"I have informed the party's hierarchy of my decision. It all came about because of the matter I have before the courts,” he said. “I want the courts to clear my name hence the reason I would not be considering myself to run for the upcoming elections."

AG praises work of Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau

The An­ti-Cor­rup­tion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Bu­reau (ACIB) has laid a to­tal of 1,093 charges be­tween 2015 and April 2019 — in­clud­ing charges against a for­mer At­tor­ney Gen­er­al and a for­mer UNC Sen­a­tor.

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi in­di­cat­ed this in Par­lia­ment on Wednes­day while re­ply­ing to Op­po­si­tion ques­tions on the ACIB’s work.

He said there were no pros­e­cu­tions or con­vic­tions over 2015-2016. But in 2017, some 144 charges were laid with ze­ro con­vic­tions.