Suriname at risk of money-laundering blacklisting

(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Suriname runs the risk of being blacklisted if by August it still has failed to take some crucial measures to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Existing legislation will have to be amended, while new laws are necessary. The government, in the meantime, has committed itself to the task of taking necessary action and putting its policy in line with that of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). Justice Minister Martin Misiedjan, aided by Sollicitor General Roy Baidjnath-Panday and CFTAF chair Cherno Jallow provided this information to de Ware Tijd after an anti-laundering seminar held yesterday. Baidjnath-Panday says that so far Suriname has implemented only one of 16 crucial recommendations completely, six have been dealt with partly or are still in process while the remaining nine have not even been studied yet.

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