Canada and Barbados throw support behind OAS Regional Anti-Money Laundering Workshop early next week

The Organization of American States (OAS) will host a three day Regional Anti-Money Laundering Workshop for Judges, Prosecutors, and judicial officials from Monday 22nd May to Wednesday 24th May, 2017 at the Radisson Aquatica Resort in Barbados.

This workshop is being held with the generous support of the Government of Canada.

The workshop is aimed at judges, prosecutors and judicial officials from Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.

(FILE IMAGE) The opening ceremony will feature statements by Adriel Brathwaite, Attorney General of Barbados, Her Excellency Marie Legault, High Commissioner of Canada, Mr. Charles Leacock, the Director of Public Prosecutions and Mr. Francis McBarnette, Country Representative of the OAS to Barbados.

The objective of this workshop is to strengthen the investigative and procedural capacities of Caribbean judges, prosecutors and judicial officials with regards to money laundering and related crimes in the region.

The workshop will include presentations and work sessions on emblematic cases, key legal-technical components and other cross-cutting topics.

The event will also focus on issues of inter-agency coordination, the use of alternative sources of information in financial investigations and the importance of international cooperation in the confiscation of the proceeds of crime.

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