The British Virgin Islands’ Financial Services Commission published the revised Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Among The Regional Regulatory Authorities, which is a cooperation agreement between the regulators of 17 countries in the region on the exchange of information.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes published a second round peer review report on Curacao’s compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information upon request.
At least nine Caribbean banks that have lost access to U.S. correspondent accounts as a result of the “de-risking” trend now access U.S. dollars indirectly, usually at higher costs, through their ties to U.K. and other overseas financial institutions, sources told ACAMS moneylaundering.com.
A former prime minister of Curacao was detained in the island-nation on suspicion of money laundering, four senior executives at a publically-traded real estate company in Israel were arrested for allegedly laundering money, and more, in the midweek roundup.
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