Caribbean Supports International Efforts To Stop Crime

Prime Ministers Mia Mottley of Barbados and Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica at the meeting (Photo via BGIS)

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Caribbean countries are “unflinching” in their support for international efforts to stop crime and terrorism, as well as the financing of them.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stressed this point today, as she addressed the opening of the Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. This high-level historic meeting was attended by CARICOM Heads of State and Heads of Government, and a US Congressional Delegation, led by US Congresswoman Maxine Walters.

Ms. Mottley told the meeting: “We are unflinching in our support for efforts internationally to stop terrorism, to stop crime, [and] to stop the financing of both of them. And that has made us unpopular among those who believe that money laundering and know-your-customer rules are backward and repressive.

“But the current régime, we believe, of anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism is so transparently flawed, that it is likely to end up being counterproductive, inadvertently…supporting crime and the sponsorship of financing for crime.”

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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