During the 14th to 17th November 2016, Senior Prosecutor Clement Joseph from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was invited to Barbados by the Organization of American States to attend a meeting that set up the first ever Asset Recovery Informal Network (ARIN). This network is modeled after a number of such outfits operating in Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The purpose is to create a close fraternity within the Caribbean where information can be shared in real time to assist other jurisdictions in Financial Crimes and as well as other crimes without suffering through time and other inhibitors created by bureaucratic red tape.
Mr. Joseph was accompanied by Inspector Paulin Nemours of the Financial Crimes Unit of the Royal Turks and Police Force and he was sponsored by the Foreign Commonwealth Office out of Miami, USA. The new Organization has been officially named as the ARIN-Carib. It will conduct Annual General Meetings where information will be shared and progress reviewed. Mr. Joseph and Inspector Nemours are the Turks and Caicos Islands representative to the Organization.
On the heels of this meeting, from 18th to 20th November Mr. Joseph also visited Jamaica at the invitation of the Jamaican Bar Association, where he delivered a presentation to the local Bar on the recent changes on the law of Joint Enterprise. His presentation was widely praised by the legal fraternity in obtaining their credits of Continuing Legal Education credits required to maintain proficiency required to practice in Jamaica. He has done this jurisdiction proud and has been invited back at next year’s conference.