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Ramlogan elected to Task Force


Ramlogan elected to Task Force

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SAN SALVADOR – Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan has been elected deputy chair of the influential Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) at the plenary session in El Salvador.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Martinez Gonzalez of El Salvador assumed the Chairmanship of the organisation at the meeting and expressed his eagerness to collaborate with Ramlogan on the leadership of the organisation.

Ramlogan was unanimously elected and will take over the reins of leadership as Chairman in November 2015.

The CFATF plays a critical role in promoting regional compliance with the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. 

The organisation comprises 27 countries from South and Central America and the Caribbean, with a total population of approximately 80 million persons. These countries include Venezuela, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Belize and the Cayman Islands. CFATF is responsible for monitoring and evaluating member states in an effort to achieve compliance.

This is achieved through a mutual evaluation programme.

Ramlogan said the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is committed to the eradication of money laundering and terrorism as evidenced by recent legislative measures undertaken and continued hosting of the CFATF headquarters for the secretariat in Port of Spain since 1992.