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Regional stakeholders discuss seizing assets of criminals

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Regional stakeholders discuss seizing assets of criminals

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STEPS ARE BEING taken to stop Barbadian and other Caribbean criminals from living on the proceeds of their crimes.

The matter was addressed this morning by several speakers during the opening of the Caribbean Regional Meeting of Asset Recovery Practitioners which was held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort.

Delivering one of the speeches was Chief Justice of Barbados Sir Marston Gibson who spoke out against criminals being able to flaunt extravagant lifestyles.

“It is important that we remove from criminals the incentive to continue criminal activity,” the he said.

“But that’s not the only important thing, it’s important for us to remove the incentive from younger West Indians coming up and seeing that crime pays,” Gibson added.

The two-day conference will see over 70 law practitioners from 25 Caribbean jurisdictions discussing the creation of a regional asset recovery inter-agency network. (AD)