Civil Asset Recovery

The Financial Intelligence Unit, FIU is continuing efforts to enhance the capacity of Law Enforcement Officers to address matters relating to financial crimes.

The Unit is partnering with the United States Government and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to host a Training Workshop on Civil Asset Recovery for Law Enforcement Officers today.

The session is aimed at equipping the relevant stakeholders with information and strategies necessary to effectively utilize the civil asset recovery provisions that are contained in the new Proceeds of Crime Act that was passed in Parliament in December 2013.

Stakeholders at the training session will include Ambassador Dr. Larry Palmer, US Ambassador to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, personnel from the Attorney General’s Chambers, members of the Police Force and the Financial Intelligence Unit.

The Workshop will open at ten this morning at the High Court in Kingstown.

Addresses are expected to come from Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Grenville Williams; High Court Judge Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle, Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; and Dr. Larry Palmer, US Ambassador to Barbados and .