This scoping mission to Jamaica aims to evaluate the current state of play and the activities delivered so far by the EU Global Facility to Jamaican counterparts.
During a variety of meetings, participants from both sides will discuss the action plan for the future of the technical assistance, which will include a specific focus on Recommendation 8 and beneficial ownership.
Alongside the scoping mission, a workshop will also be organised for regulatory authorities and Not-for-Profit Organisations. It will cover the strategy and steps needed for compliance with the recommendations’ requirements.
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During the visit, they held a number of outreach meetings with the representatives of the Bank of Jamaica, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FID) and the agencies regulating the Not for Profit Organisations in the country.
A few outcomes:
→ The progress achieved Jamaica to date in the implementation of ICRJ AP was reviewed
→ The added value of the TA provided by the GFT was assessed.
→ The EU GF support was commended by the local authorities, who highlighted the “tangible results achieved”, in particular regarding the FATF Rec 8 and BO related matters.
→A concrete follow up interaction work plan was agreed to extend the coverage of TA provided by the EU GF, to encompass activities under the Justice and Law Enforcement components of the AML/CFT system.
In parallel, the EU GF organised its 1st onsite workshop in Jamaica for the authorities/NPO regulators and civil society representatives. The workshop aimed at supporting Jamaica’s efforts in ensuring compliance with the FATF Rec 8 in line with the ICRG AP.
The workshop was conducted by the expert Phil Cooper from the Greenacre Group Ltd and witnessed the attendance of Minister Aubyn Hill of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sancia Templar, Permanent Secretary and Maurene Simms, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica.