“Dominica is closing the ‘loopholes’ on crime and security” – Attorney General

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first_img Share 982 Views   no discussions LocalNews “Dominica is closing the ‘loopholes’ on crime and security” – Attorney General by: – November 9, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Attorney General Honourable Levi Peter. (file photo) While Dominica is considered to be one of the safest, peaceful and crime-free countries in the Caribbean region, the authorities are saying that ‘we should not let our guards down’ when dealing with the issue of crime and security on the island.Attorney General, Mr Levi Peter said that the four bills recently passed in Parliament are just some of the measures taken by the Government of Dominica to address issues of crime and security on the island, especially as it relates to finance and terrorism. The four bills which were tabled in Parliament at its last sitting in October 2011 are the Money Laundering Prevention Amendment Bill of 2011, the Suppression of Financing of Terrorism Bill, the Financial Intelligence Unit Bill and the Financial Services Unit Amendment Bill.The Attorney General said that the bills will seek to address money laundering issues in various aspects as well as the deficiencies in existing legislation relating to financing of terrorism. He noted that while many persons think that terrorism does not exist in the Caribbean, governments should not turn a ‘blind eye’ on the issue and wait until something ruthless happens to put the required measures in place.According to Attorney General Peter, Dominica is now set to fall in line with international regulations handed down by international security bodies. “Some of you may be aware that since 9-11 in the U.S, the International financial system has been significantly enhanced and indeed it has become quite difficult and quite a task is now being placed on several countries of the world.In particular small states like ours find compliance with the demands of the international bodies and that’s a significant challenge. You may or may not be aware that generally speaking, when the international bodies set up their rules, to a larger extent, the rules do not make exemptions or exclusions for smaller states like ours. And to an extent one can see why this may be justifiable in respect to the objectives as it relates to financial regulation and the primary objective which is to close he loopholes that are exploited by those who seek through inappropriate and unlawful means to enrich themselves or to finance illegal activities.”Dominica is now being guided by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force which governs the rule of law as it relates to issues relating to terrorism and crime.Mr Peter said that the government will do all in their power to ensure that the country meets the guidelines set by the Task Force.“In that regard the Financial Action Task Force which is the international body which oversees this aspect that I’ve been talking about has set up certain stringent regulations and they monitor very closely the international financial system. The output of that which effectively covers our region; the Caribbean and the Americas is the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force which is CFATF. Under those regimes there are certain obligations and regulations that we have to comply with. We have had to make amendmentsto some of our legislations to bring us into conformity with the demands of the regional and international bodies,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


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first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio BLUE HILL — The Eagles evened their record at 2-2 on Wednesday, April 29, as righthander Peter Dickinson pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts in an 11-0 shutout of the Orono Red Riots.Nick Saunders drove in three runs with a double and a single, Sam Eley singled twice and drove in a run and Dickinson had a pair of singles for GSA. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img


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first_imgThe men’s track team is headed to Texas this weekend in their second meet of the outdoor season and has high hopes to excel and gain a few regional-qualifying marks. Though the team is sending only seven participants to this weekend’s events, it has an optimistic outlook.Head coach Ed Nuttycombe’s expectations for this weekend are set high for the seven athletes going to the meet, which includes jumpers Alonzo Moore and Rick Bellford, sprinter Demi Omole and the 4-by-400 team of Joe Detmer, Scott Hogseth, James Groce and Luke Hoenecke.”We’re taking Alonzo Moore and Rick Bellford in the long and triple jump. Demi Omole is going to run the 100, and we’re taking a 4-by-400. We’re only taking seven people and they’re all very good, high-level athletes,” Nuttycombe said, “and so … even though [the group]’s small, I hope we get some things done with these guys.”Detmer is one of the members of the 4-by-400-meter relay team expected to excel this weekend.”For this weekend, I wouldn’t say that I’m 100 percent because I’ve been mostly focusing on my [decathlon] events, and this weekend I’m running the 4-by-400, so we’ll see how we do,” Detmer said this of his race.Even though Detmer believes he is not at full strength, he still has high hopes to do well this weekend.”We’re just going to try to do what we can do and hopefully qualify,” Detmer said.Detmer has provisionally qualified in the decathlon for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.”It was a good job for Joe Detmer this early in the year. I think that bodes well for him later on,” said Nuttycombe.By qualifying early in the outdoor season, Detmer can participate in other events where the team needs him. “We’re trying to qualify this weekend for regions, and so were trying to put a good 4-by-400 [meters] together.” He had most of the winter to prepare for the outdoor season after redshirting his indoor season. Detmer’s outdoor season has gotten off to a good start. “[I’m] just getting back into it. I redshirted indoor [season]. [I’m] just getting back into the competing thing. It’s not too bad, though.”After a successful indoor season, the bar is set high for Omole in the outdoor season. During the indoor season, the junior was the Big Ten champion in the 60 meters, while at the national indoor championships, he finished third in running a quick 6.64 seconds. Omole will run the 100 meters this weekend in Texas.Moore, a senior, will see some action as well this weekend participating in the triple jump. Moore finished 10th in the triple jump at 51 feet, four inches at the indoor national championships. Moore hopes to jump better than that this weekend. Moore’s personal record for the triple jump is 53 feet, nine inches.Team captain Bellford ran on the 4-by-100-meter team last weekend that took second with a time of 40.31 seconds, qualifying them for the NCAA Mideast Regional. Bellford hopes to pull off a high mark to gain his own qualifying mark in the long jump this weekend.Nuttycombe is confident in his small team and says they are ready to compete. “I think they’re ready. I think they’re excited. They know that this is one of the better, bigger, high-powered early-season meets. I think they’re ready and they’ll do well.”last_img read more