PM Browne Advocates For Task To Help Small Islands Against Money Laundering


Prime Minister Gaston Browne, at the opening ceremony for the 50th Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) plenary, advocated for the Task Force to assist small islands that lack the resources to implement Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) recommendations.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne spoke persuasively to hundreds of delegates and dignitaries from across the Caribbean saying,

“Clearly, we have to make sure that we work together to deal with these ills but at the same time we have to protect the vulnerable countries, especially the small countries within the OECS sub-region. And we are talking about countries here with populations, in many instances, less than 100,000 people.”

“In many instances, we do not have to human or financial resources to carry out some of these recommendations but because we do not wish to be blacklisted, we have to utilise resources that ordinarily would have been programmed to other aspects of our social and economic development, in order to put the necessary rules in place and the administrative arrangements to ensure compliance,” Browne added

Browne recommended that the CFATF should fund the implementation of its policies saying, “I am of the view, too, that one of the areas that the CFATF needs to take up with the various stakeholders, to include the cooperating and supporting countries or nations, is that they must make money available for us to make these changes.”

Browne concluded that he is not advocating for non-compliance.



  1. on the move November 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Please see the GOOD in this initiative . You never compliment the Hon. Gaston Browne or Labour Party for ANYTHING. You are the most PESSIMISTIC Person I ever came across . You are a LOSER . Last night on the Snake Pit I felt sorry for you . KNIGHT , SERPENT , CLEON ATHILL , GLADYS POTTER et AL now realized that They are NOT RESONATING with Antiguans. Knight the reason for this are as follows…

    You repeat the same Rhetoric over and over .

    Preaching to the same Audience each night

    Not growing your base

    Telling a bunch of LIES.
    How can Anyone work for Serpent who does NOT have any CREDIBILITY. Who thinks He is a BULLY.

    Always in trouble with the Courts

    He will end in 1735 at some time.

    I am awaiting to hear hear Damani Tabor this evening with His same RHETORIC.
    Glad you Guys realize that you are BAWLING out your THROAT each night for no reason. Will wait to hear your excuse after 2023. When Labour win ALL the seats including Barbuda.

  2. Just heard Damani Tabor on the Snake Pit . Damani Told Knight that Anyone who writes good comments about the ABLP They are not residing in Antigua. They are live in England. Damani just to let You know that I was born and still live in Potters Village . Do you play back the recordings of your show on the Snake Pit ? If You do you will understand what I am talking about. You do not have anything of substance to talk about….You repeat the same thing OVER and OVER. The Leader of the UPP should stop You from doing the Media Rounds. I can tell that your UPP Party needs help with PUBLIC RELATIONS. Please stay off the Radio. Shame on You

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