Common factors and assets give region advantage to tackle financial crimes

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Commonwealth countries have many common assets and factors useful to fighting the worrying rise of financial crimes in the region.
This is the view of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland who says countries of the region need work closer to clamp down on trans-national financial criminals.

The Commonwealth Secretary General was speaking to judges and prosecutors who are in Guyana attending a regional workshop to improve the ability to successfully prosecute people who commit financial crimes.
Antigua and Barbuda is one of few countries in the Commonwealth that has successfully prosecuted money laundering and other financial crimes cases.
Our Director of Public Prosecutions, Anthony Armstrong, who has led those cases, is attending the workshop.
Meanwhile, The Commonwealth Secretary General thanked the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force – C-FAT-F – for conducting the workshop as she noted the importance of strengthening the capacity of the judges and prosecutors.

That’s Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth. The workshop for the judges and prosecutors comes just weeks before the Financial Action Task Force starts its fourth round of assessment of countries across the region.
The assessment is to determine if the nations have the necessary laws, regulations and other measures in place and if they are effective.

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