Red Flags of Terrorist Financing: AML Compliance Expert

Funding of terrorism involves providing funds from both legal and or illegal sources, directly or indirectly or knowing that the monies are to be used to finance terrorism activity or organizations

Red Flags Indicative of TF

Behavioural indicators:

  1. The parties to the transaction (owner, beneficiary) are from countries known to support terrorist activities and organizations;
  2. Use of false companies including shell companies;
  3. Inclusion of the individual in the United Nations 1267 Sanctions list;
  4. Media reports that the account holder is linked to known terrorist organizations or is engaged in terrorist activities;
  5. Beneficial owner of the account not properly identified;
  6. Use of nominees, trusts, family member or third-party accounts;
  7. Use of false identification;
  8. Abuse of non-profit organization.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

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Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

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How are Art Dealers used to wash dirty money?: Free Anti Money Laundering Training in Trinidad!!

One of my friends is an artist and she tells me of here adventures. She once told me that at one of her art shows a customer saw her painting, went for her cheque book and was prepared to buy my friend’s piece. The lady issued a cheque payable to my friend’s personal name. In order to advance her career my friend must be close with art dealers and art galleries. She told me that the art galleries take a commission for each painting that the artist sells.

I attended my friend’s art exhibition and I was amazed at the people in the crowd. They were mainly well-dressed professionals. Everyone was refined and sipped on the complimentary wine. The prices of the paintings ranged from $1200.00 TTD to $200,000.00 TTD. I became curious as to how money launderers can abuse art dealers to launder money.

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  1. High value artwork can be purchased with cash obtained from criminal activities and then re-sold to another purchaser for more than the purchase price. This second purchaser can pay via cheque with the payee being the Art Dealer. The dirty money has been laundered and the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will appear legitimate because the funds will pass through a financial institution when the cheque is encashed.
  2. Artwork can be purchased with dirty money and shipped to another country where it will be sold at a profit. This allows for the cross-border movement of a high valued asset.
  3. A money launderer can purchase artwork at a low price with funds from illegal activity and then use the services of an auctioneer to sell the art to the highest bidder. The auctioneer can be paid in cash with money gained from the proceeds of crime.
  4. An art dealership can be registered, an art gallery can be opened to display art. The expenses of the art dealership such as rent and salaries can be paid with dirty money.
  5. After purchasing artwork with dirty money, the high valued art can be used as collateral for a loan application with a financial institution or money lending service.
  6. An artist can be hired to forge rare pieces of art and these can be sold to unsuspecting customers, who think that they are being the original.
  7. Pieces of art from a young and upcoming artist can be purchased and then can be sold in a few years when and if the artist becomes famous.
  8. The money launderer can connect with companies who want to contribute artwork to a Charity. The artwork that will be sold to the company can be purchased at minimal cost. The owner of a charity here in Trinidad told me about an instance where he asked for sponsorship from a big local company. The company donated almost $100,000 TTD in artwork to his cause.
  9. Art work can be purchased cheaply and then sold online to anyone interested in the piece. Naturally the piece will be sold for more than the purchase price.
  10. Expensive artwork can be stolen from a museum and then sold privately to an interested buyer.

The nature of these art sales is usually private and this makes it ideal for those desirous of washing money. In Trinidad and Tobago, art dealers are regulated by the Financial Intelligence Unit and must appoint a compliance officer, create a compliance program, attend anti-money laundering training and conduct anti-money laundering audits.

I am Antoinette Sydney, LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. I specialise in Corporate Law and Financial Crimes.

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When to file Quarterly Terrorist Report (QTR 1) VS Quarterly Terrorist Report (QTR2 )?

According to section 33 (3) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), Financial Institutions (FIs) must report to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) every three (3) months:

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(a)if it is not in possession or control of terrorist property via Quarterly Terrorist Report (QTR) 1;

(b)if it is possession or control of terrorist property; and the particulars relating to the persons, accounts and transaction involved and the total value of the property, via Quarterly Terrorist Report (QTR) 2.

As seen above only Financial Institutions must file the QTR1 and QTR2. Listed Businesses do not file QTR1 and QTR2.

I am Antoinette Sydney, LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. I specialise in Corporate Law and Financial Crimes.

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New $50,000 Source of Funds Declaration (SOFD) threshold in Trinidad and Tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago, for the purposes of completing a Source of Funds Declaration (SOFD)  a large transaction is now $50,000TTD according to Legal Notice No. 356 of 2019.

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Act No 22, 2019 has amended Section 55 (3C) of the Proceeds of Crime Act Chap. 11:27 (POCA) and Regulation 11 (1) of the Financial Obligations Regulations (FORs), 2010. 

It follows that your Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism Proliferation Financing Compliance Program must be updated to reflect this change. A suspicious transaction can also be below this $50,00 threshold and reporting entities can file Suspicious Transaction Reports for transactions that fall below this amount.

I am Antoinette Sydney, LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. I specialise in Corporate Law and Financial Crimes.

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How to Incorporate a Limited Liability Company

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How to manage your time effectively :Trinidad Online Lawyer

Time is your friend. Once you are living in your gift you will realize that time is an illusion. Everything is in Divine order. Everything that you want already exists. It just has to be manifested now.

Learning how to give priority to those activities that are in line with your strategic goals.It follows therefore that you must have strategic goals. This will enable you to say no to requests that do not further your personal goals.

By saying no, you have the time , energy and resources to focus only on those essential things.

Just say no!!

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

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Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

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How to Register your Business with the FIU ?

What is the FIU?

The FIU is the  primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses .

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The FIU Form RG 1 must be printed from the FIU website and completed. This form must be submitted to the office of the Financial Intelligence Unit within three months of the registration of the company or business. Within 14 days the FIU will confirm receipt of your registration documents by email or phone call. The FIU will indicate whether your certificate is ready for collection.


About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

Call/Whatsapp for a quotation 868 373-1166

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Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

Consulting services and much more.

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Do you Believe in yourself ?

Saturday morning cartoons make me feel alive.I prepared pancakes, sausages and eggs for breakfast and I watched cartoons from the 90s. 

In the evening time,I watched an episode of Johnny Bravo,where a series of unfortunate things happened to him as he lusted after yet another woman. It could have been a heat flash,but Dionne Warwick appeared in a vision to him. She warned Johnny that his failure to believe in himself and his ability to successfully pursue the woman was the cause of his perceived bad luck.

It’s amazing where you can find inspiration. In a cartoon ,a movie,a child . Just think of it as the universe’s way of speaking to you.

Believe in yourself.Believe in your dreams.Believe in your ability to execute the project. Never give up.Trust the process.

Do not let your own doubt cause you to experience bad luck.Just believe.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

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Top 10 ways to Launder Drug Money through a Supermarket : Free Anti Money Laundering Training in Trinidad!! Must watch

“It was my first job,packing the groceries in bags and boxes at the supermarket. My supervisor handed me a brown paper bag and instructed me to take it upstairs accompanied by the security guard on duty at the grocery. I peeked inside the brown bag and there were coils of $100 notes in TTD cuurency. This was not the cash from the cash registers because there are set times where all the cashiers would clear their drawers. I delivered the bag upstairs as instructed and returned behind cash register #5 where I was placed for the page.” These were the words of my client. I told him that tomorrow he would appear before the Magistrate and would be asked if he pleaded guilty or not guilty to the charges.

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Is your local supermarket a front for a money laundering operation ? It is possible. Supermarkets are cash intensive businesses and many of them in Trinidad, do not accept Linx. There are other supermarkets that will even change your government issued disability checks as long as you purchase a few items.

Below are the Top 10 Ways to Launder Dirty Money using a Supermarket:

1.Use dirty cash as float or change to be used by cashiers to give to customers;

2.Use cash gained from illegal activities to pay suppliers such as fresh fruits and vegetables vendors,coconut water suppliers. Some suppliers accept cash only or even extend 7 days or 30 days credit to the supermarket;

3.Employees of the supermarket can be paid in cash weekly with the proceeds of crime. Most staff of a supermarket receive cash payments in brown a envelope;

4.Bags of dirty cash can be deposited into the supermarket’s business bank account as cash from sales;

5.Rent for the premises of the supermarket can be paid with dirty money;

6.Utilities such as electricity, internet and water can be paid with money obtained from illegal activities;

7.Accept checks from recipients of disability checks issued by the Government and pay them with cash gained from criminal activities;

8.Dirty Cash in small denominations ($10 bills, $20 bills) can be given to the cashier and she will exchange it with $100 bills, or just change the notes;

9. The grocery can sell items wholesale such as cigarettes and alcohol to a bar that is also owned by the proprietor of the supermarket ,dirty cash will be used for this purchase;

10.Cash can be accepted and fake invoices generated and the grocery issues a checks to the criminal.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

Call/Whatsapp for a quotation 868 373-1166

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Taxation;

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Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

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Do Sole Traders file Annual returns in Trinidad? Trinidad Online Lawyer

Its a No from me!!

Sole Traders do not need to file annual returns because there are no directors or officers of a limited liability company either for profit or not for profit.

The Sole Trader is the sole person trading in the business. It is really the individual who is trading as a business name.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

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I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

Services include:

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

Consulting services and much more.

Do Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) file Annual Returns?

Yes or no? Remember that a Non Profit Organization is really a company that is not operating for a profit. That is to say, the sole purpose of the charity is for some noble or social cause. Any profits are reinvested into the Non Profit Organization. Compared to a “for profit company” where profits are distributed among the directors of the company.

The answer is YES!! A Non Profit Organization must file Annual Returns every year with the Companies Registrar.

What is an annual return?

An Annual Return is critical to a company since this document presents a correct, updated reflection of the company’s state of affairs. This documents presents an up to date snapshot of all directors and officers of the company, share capital as well as company debts. Once this document is filed at the Companies Registry, this information will be registered with the Registrar. When conducting company business, banks and other stakeholders will request the most recent Annual Returns. From this document all present company officers and company debts can be discerned.

When should a Company file an Annual Return??

The law states that a company should file an Annual Return no later than 30 days after each anniversary date of its continuance, incorporation or amalgamation at the Companies Registrar .

What happens if a company fails or refuses to file an Annual Return?

Where a Company fails or refuses to file a document with the Registrar within the time specified in the Act, the Registrar shall be entitled to collect from that Company a penalty of three hundred dollars ($300.00) for every month or part thereof.

The Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago requires companies to file an Annual Return every year even if the company has not been trading. In accordance with Section 194 (1) of the Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, each company must file an Annual Return no later than thirty (30) days after each anniversary date of incorporation in the applicable form. At any point, the officers of the company can change directors, corporate secretaries, issue shares or acquire loans and these changes must be captured in the Registrar’s records of the company.

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The content herein is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney at law to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

Call/Whatsapp for a quotation 868 373-1166

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I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

Services include:

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

Consulting services and much more.

How to reduce Crime in Trinidad and Tobago?War on POVERTY:Entrepreneurship

You have to declare that you will never be poor another day in your life..Believe that you are destined for greatness and your subconscious mind will accept this and oblige. Unless you decide to break free, poverty will pass from generation to generation. It has been likened to a disease that consumes the victim. Poverty has a smell, it is depressing. I reiterate from a previous post, that another failure of the education system is the lack of courses on financial literacy. We, the youth, do not understand mortgages, taxes, or the laws of money. We are not taught how to rise out of poverty and to accomplish what others dream about.

There are different definitions of poverty according to the Sociologists. For the purpose of this post, poverty refers to the inability to be financially free. By this, I mean you are barely making ends meet, you do not have any savings or investments, and you do not have any assets. You have dreams and aspirations but you cannot finance them and you are mad at the world. Conquering poverty requires hard work and dedication. The results are not apparent in the immediate future. Others may see you struggling to come out of poverty and dissuade you from even trying. I beg you, ignore them, misery and by extension poverty likes company.

If you subscribe to fairy tales, and books about imaginary, magical, mystical characters, then you will see wisdom from Solomon when he wrote the book of Ecclesiastes in the latter part of his life. In the Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 11 verses 1- 2, Solomon advised: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Divide your portion to seven, or to even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth”. Here, we see our superhero, the wise King Solomon giving us financial advice that is applicable in the economic situation that is plaguing Trinidad and Tobago.In verse 1, he seemed to be suggesting that we should toil in our youth, so that we can reap the rewards when we get older. Solomon admonished on verse 2 that we have at least seven (7) or eight (8) side hustles because we did not know what the future holds. It is not difficult to fathom why surviving on the income from one job is proving to be a Herculean task.

How to develop multiple streams of income

  1. Use your time wisely and discover our personal strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Monetize your hobbies and passions, if you are good at baking cakes, charge a small fee to make your cakes. Your true friends and supporters will patronize. Long gone are the days where we can incur costs and let others indulge freely. I dislike favours, I much prefer transactions.
  3. Get a job, full time or part time. A dollar is still a dollar. It matters not that others tease you because of where you work. I worked at a gas station full time for three (3) years while attending university. I mainly worked the night shifts (10 pm to 6 am) and all the weekend shifts and holidays. Those who laughed at me are now working at that gas station. You will learn valuable lessons about money, business, management and people when you are working for someone else. There are many university graduates who are unemployed with high expectations for a dream job. Life may disappoint you, my friend. You may have to accept a job and a salary that you believe to be incommensurate with your qualifications.
  4. Tutor– You can tutor students on a part time basis to earn extra income. There is a lot of competition, so you must be creative. I have been tutoring since 2009 and it is my favourite job.
  5. You can offer an editing/ proofreading service to students– this may be a good option if you also tutor CXC English.
  6. You can offer to cut the lawns in your neighborhood for a reasonable fee.
  7. You can wash cars– Be creative and offer an exclusive service to executives or taxi drivers or maxi taxis.
  8. Learn a trade– You can start your own business after you learn a trade such plumbing, electrical installation or tiling.

There are endless opportunities to make money in Trinidad and Tobago. Our brothers and sisters come from the surrounding islands, start companies in Trinidad and are buying properties. We live here, and foolishly criticize our brothers and sisters who work hard to provide a better life for their families. Please allow me to reference the employees who were sent home this year by both private and public organizations. Those who thought they had permanent jobs and are now unemployed, there is still hope. The trick is to have multiple sources of income. In the event that you lose your job, you already have another source of income, and now you have the time to develop more.

The successful people that I know are always diversifying their streams of income. They work as though it’s their first day on the job. They work for at least twelve hours (12) per day. They hardly decline an opportunity to make an extra dollar. They are likely to have more than one company, and they offer various services. Whereas the unsuccessful people that I know rely solely on their job for as a source income. They complain that they need to make more money, but they are taking no action to increase their value. They do not want to exit the comfort zone, they go home and watch television or use social media after working an eight hour shift. It has been said that what you do between 4 pm and 8 pm may determine your future. Those who work on their side hustles after 4 pm or study for their exams in this time period will most likely succeed. Thank you for permitting  me to belabour the point that by having multiple streams of income and by working diligently, you will never be poor another day in your life .

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

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How to Start a Sign Business: Business Idea #3

Signage is everywhere. There are many opportunities to enter to the sign making industry. The raw materials and the equipment are cheap. The difficulty is getting the equipment in Trinidad.

It is wise to determine what will be your focus. Will you focus on;

Call Cards ;

Labels;

Banners;

Flyers ;

Vinyl signs/Decals;

Sublimination Printing ;

Mug printing ;

T-shirt printing:

Hat Printing.

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Things you need :

Equipment ;

Raw material ;

A space to put the equipment;

Software such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop .

A basic understanding of graphic design is important as you will be working with designing software to prepare images for printing . You can purchase training programs on online learning platforms .

You will also learn by practicing your craft more .

There are many helpful YouTube videos on designing software and techniques for printing . Once you get all these things ,you are ready to start your sign business .

Choose a name that best captures your brand .

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

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What happens after registration with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad : Anti Money laundering Training

Thanks for stopping by!! What happens after registration with the FIU in Trinidad? I am so glad that you asked!

After you submit the RG-1 Form to register with the FIU, your certificate will be prepared and you will be contacted via call to collect same.

Please see below for your obligations post registration with the FIU:

Appoint a Compliance Officer who is competent and experienced with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism laws and regulations.

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After you appoint this Compliance Officer (CO), the “Fit and Proper” Form must be completed and submitted to the FIU for their approval.

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An Alternative Compliance Officer (ACO) must also be appointed.

A Compliance Program must be created using a Risk Based Approach.

Know Your Customer (KYC) Forms must then be created.

All staff and directors must attend Ant-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Training every year.

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There must be an internal and external Anti-Money Laundering audit conducted (not a Financial Audit).

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Suspicious Activity Reports must be filed.

For assistance with all of the above whatsapp Sydney 868 373-1166

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

Call/Whatsapp for a quotation 868 373-1166

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

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Instagram: @asydneygrouptt

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Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

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What does FTF mean?: Anti-Money Laundering Training

FTF is an acronym for “Foreign Terrorist Fighter”.
This is an individual who leaves their home country to fight in a country that is considered to be a war zone . Trinidad and Tobago is considered to be the country with the highest number of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Syria from the Western Hemisphere. There is a serious and current threat posed by the return of these fighters to Trinidad and Tobago .

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

Call/Whatsapp for a quotation 868 373-1166

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

Linked In: https://tt.linkedin.com/in/antoinette-sydney-77093550

Instagram: @asydneygrouptt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneygrouptt/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-sUa8WMDJM8w5_Q3nhQ5w

I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

Ebooks on Sale:

Only $100 TTD

How to Register a Sole Trader;

How to Register a Limited Liability Company;

How to De-Register a Sole Trader;

How to Register a Partnership;

How to Change from a Sole Trader to a Limited Liability Company Trinidad;

How to Dissolve a Limited Liability Company.

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Carrying on the legacy: Children who take an interest in the family business

I always notice when I see children helping their parents in the family business. Sometimes I am even impressed when the children are actually selling or serving customers.

This allows children to develop many skills such as selling, communication, customer service. These children can carry on the family business or chose to go n their separate paths.

In Trinidad I learned that different tribes of people leave a legacy for their children to inherit while others are indifferent.

“I asked my father for the tools to start my business” he exclaimed as we waited outside the bank waiting for 8:00 a.m. He was glad that his father provided him with the equipment and implements to start his air conditioning installation business. He was looking for an audience ,even one listening ear as we waited. He lamented that parents now are so bent on seeing their children struggle to “earn their stripes”. He considered this to be foolishness because to do this deprives children of getting a head start in life.

I listened as a friend brag ut how many wigs she owned. She valued them to be around $15,000 TTD. My stomach turned. I wondered what her children would do with this. Imagine if this was in mutual funds or actually invested in a wig business that she could pass down to her children.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Her entire Law Practice is based Online using technology. Client meetings are conducted at mutually convenient meeting points. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Ebooks on Sale:

How to Register a Sole Trader;

How to Register a Limited Liability Company;

How to De-Register a Sole Trader;

How to Register a Partnership;

How to Change from a Sole Trader to a Limited Liability Company Trinidad;

How to Dissolve a Limited Liability Company.

Thank you ,please come again.

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Check out my Online Companies: www.asydneygroup.com

Call/Whatsapp for a quotation 868 373-1166

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

Linked In: https://tt.linkedin.com/in/antoinette-sydney-77093550

Instagram: @asydneygrouptt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneygrouptt/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-sUa8WMDJM8w5_Q3nhQ5w

I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

Services include:

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

Consulting services and much more.

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