In an effort to better prepare and equip authorities in the TCI in the area of preventing the Financing of Terrorist, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the Royal Turks & Caicos Police Financial Crimes Unit and the Customs Department hosted a one day workshop on Wednesday, March 20th 2019 at the Ministry of Finance Building, Downtown, Providenciales.
The session facilitated by Deputy DPP Mrs. Angela Brooks, Police Detective Inspector Paulin Nemours and Senior Customs Intelligence and Investigation Officer Gregston Been covered the “Basic Combatting of the Financing of Terrorism Investigation Techniques”.
The CFT workshop welcomed participants from various sectors of the Government service including the Attorney Generals Chambers, the Financial Services Commission, Financial Intelligence Agency, Financial Crimes Unit, Integrity Commission, the RTCI Police Force and the Customs and Immigration Department. The workshop topics were geared towards the Powers of law enforcement in the prevention of Terrorist financing, Partnership in the fight against terrorist financing and Methods of detection to prevent terrorist financing.
As the TCI continues its journey through the Mutual Evaluation process, it has become increasingly important for our country to implement the recommendations put forward by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to ensure compliance and to play our role in the fight against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. This means better equipping the relevant authorities in the TCI in the area of AML and CFT with the information necessary to prevent funding of any terrorist group, this includes any act, even locally that may be interrupted as terrorism.