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Guyana joins Caribbean networks to go after financial criminals


by Denis Chabrol (Demerara Waves) Even as Guyana prepares to join a global information-sharing network on financial crimes, the country has cemented ties with sister Caribbean countries to go after assets and combat money laundering, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said.

He said Guyana was now not only a member of the Regional Security System’s (RSS) Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network of the Caribbean (ARIN-CARIB) but is now part of the eight-member steering group that administers that operational arm.

ARIN-CARIB, he said, focusses on informal cooperation of the law enforcement agencies to facilitate exchange of intelligence in the recovery of assets accumulated from the proceeds of crime.

The Attorney General also said Guyana’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU signed six Memoranda of Understanding with FIUs from Bermuda, Bahamas, Haiti, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands on the margins of the plenary. “These MOUs will assist in supporting intelligence gathering and analysis related to money laundering investigations,” he said.

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