Heads of Financial Intelligence Units meet in Antigua

Jeffrey Robinson

British High Commission, Bridgetown, Barbados — Heads from Financial Intelligence Units from the English-speaking Caribbean are meeting at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua on 3-4 April to share best practice and experiences in asset forfeiture, money laundering and proceeds of crime.

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon Baldwin Spencer, will deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony on Wednesday 3 April, which is being chaired by Lt Col Edward Croft. Also speaking will be Jeffrey Robinson, described by the British Bankers’ Association as ‘the world’s leading financial crime author’, who is expected to deliver some hard hitting messages about the prevalence and impact of the global crimes of organised crime and money laundering.

The meeting will take place over two days and is hosted by the Office of National Drugs and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) in Antigua and funded by the UK Department for International Development’s Caribbean Criminal Assets Recovery Programme (CCARP).

Mr Robinson is a recognised expert and speaker on organised crime and money laundering. His seminal work, The Laundrymen published in 1995, showed the extent of global money laundering. It is considered as the definitive book on the subject and is used as a text in universities and law schools. He is also widely known as an outstanding and entertaining speaker.

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