Can a citizen voluntary provide information to the FIU in Trinidad?

Yes!! Citizens can provide information concerning suspected money laundering or suspected terrorist financing to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) via a Voluntary Information Reports (VIRs).

This is submitted to the FIU via mail. Members of the public are also sdvised to inform law enforcement agencies (LEA). 

Antoinette Sydney LB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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What documents should be obtained from Partnerships for (Know Your Customer) KYC purposes?:

Partnerships may approach you and may want to do business with you.This post will guide you as to the documents that you must collect from Partnerships:

Certificate of Registration;

Partnerships Agreement;

Utility bill as a proof of address, no older than 3 months for each Partner;

Utility bill reflecting the address of the registered business;

If the Partners do not have a utility bill in their name, they must present an authorization letter signed buy the person whose name appears on the utility bill plus a copy of this person’s National Identification.

One form of valid, government issued identification your Compliance Program may provide 2 forms of National Identification for each Partner;

Management Accounts or;

Cash Flow projections for at least 3 years (for companies registered less than 3 years).

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What is the Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of High Court Orders? AML Compliance Consultants

This is a list of Court Orders from the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago wherein persons and entities were designated as terrorists or terrorist financiers. Trinidad and Tobago Consolidated List of High Court Ordershttps://www.fiu.gov.tt/wp-content/uploads/15-Aug-2019-TT-CONSOLIDATED-LIST-of-High-Court-Orders.pdf

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

In casinos it is normal practice for patrons to enter with large sums of cash on their person. They sometimes go to the cashier’s cage and pay their cash and receive a chit or chips. They return to the table or game and place their bets. In Trinidad, casinos are called Private Members Clubs. Recently many restaurants also have a room where there is a roulette machine and various slot machines where patrons can gamble.

Here a 10 ways that money obtained from illegal activities can be laundered through a casino.

1.The casino may accept dirty cash and perform bank-like services where they may also facilitate money lending services;

2. An individual can go to the casino with dirty money and do some gambling, then cash out the chips and leave. I was told of an instance in Trinidad where the wife of a certain licensing officer was going to a certain private members club with $10,000 every night. Her husband gave her this money from bribe payments that he collected to issue licenses.

3.Friends or associates can be recruited to take a certain sum of cash each and they will also be given instructions to gamble on certain tables or machines and different casinos and locations. Each person can be paid a commission. They will also be told when to leave the casino of course after they receive their winnings or cash the chit or coins. ;

4.Use money obtained from criminal activities to purchase food and beverages with cash  that will be prepared and sold or shared at the private members club. All receipts will be kept;

5.Employees salaries can be paid with dirty cash as a business expense;

6. A limited liability can be incorporated and a company bank account can be opened. The name of the company can be something related to the gambling industry, such as a security consulting firm.  All winnings from gambling can be deposited in this account. If required to disclose source of funds, you can show the chit or receipt from the casino;

7.Use online gambling casinos and play with bitcoin that may request an email address and a password. Your winnings will be paid to you using bitcoin;

8.Rent for the casino can be paid in cash derived from the proceeds of crime;

9.The entire casino can be used as a front to a money laundering operation. To keep up appearances, there can be drink specials, food on sale. I was in a maxi taxi and I heard the front seat passenger tell the driver about a new restaurant in east Trinidad where beers were being sold for $21.00 TTD.  The driver exclaimed that he doubted that the restaurant would be profitable. The co-pilot stated the restaurant was being used to wash money, so it would definitely be profitable.

10.Dirty money can be used to gamble at the casino and then winnings can be transferred to a the bank account of a charity that was created to wash money.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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How does Failure feel ? by Antoinette Sydney

Failure is the precursor of success. All of the lessons are learned in failure.This is where all the adjustments and upgrades are made. In my humble opinion , it is the perceived embarrassment that people feel,as a result of failure that is debilitating.

Allow yourself to try , and try with all your heart. Allow yourself to fail! Take that risk! It is the person that you become throughout the process that will attract your billions.

You are not like everyone else. You are persistent in the face of adversity , you smile! So to answer your question, failure feels familiar. It feels like I am learning valuable lessons that will align me with the path that is best for my highest good.

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Are Non Profit Organizations (NPOs) supervised by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)?

Recommendation 8 of the Financial Action Task Force mandates that counties assess the adequacy of the laws and regulations with respect to Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs). NPOs are susceptible to being used to finance terrorism. In 2019, the   Non-Profit Organizations Act No. 7 of 2019 (NPOA) was enacted and is in effect.

By virtue of this piece of legislation, NPOs now fall under the ambit of AML/CFT/PF regime in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is the supervisor of NPOs that earn more than $500,000 in gross annual income.

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Enhanced Due Diligence Measures for Politically Exposed Person (PEPs) according to Regulation 20 the Financial Obligations Regulations (FORs) in Trinidad

  1. Ensuring that appropriate risk-management systems are in place to determine whether the customer or the beneficial owner is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP), or immediate family member or close associate of a PEP (Regulation 20 (2). You may consider investing in software that will allow you to enter the name of the customer of the beneficial owner and then the software will reference this name against PEP lists, Sanctions lists.
  2. Obtaining senior management approval BEFORE establishing (continuing, for existing customers) the business relationship (Reg 20 (4). The rationale is to inform senior management that there is Politically Exposed Person (PEP) who is desirous of conducting business with your entity. Management can make a decision whether to accept or reject this PEPs business.;
  3. Ensuring that reasonable measures are taken to determine the source of wealth and source of funds (Reg. 20 (5). Source of funds refers to the origin of and activity that generated of the money that will be used to compete the purported transaction. Source of wealth refers to the entire body of assets that potentially generate income for the PEP.;
  4. Conducting enhanced on-going monitoring of the business relationship (Reg. 20 (5) The regulated entity must from time to time conduct searches to see if there has been any adverse news in the media about the PEP such as charges or conviction for bribery or corruption or financial crimes.

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Those without a Vision, have no Destiny.

Would you follow a leader without a Vision?

You have to find your success. What are you passionate about ? Structure your passion with your profession. You will never work another day in your life. Money will follow. It may be hard in the early stages, but despise not the day of small beginnings. Keep your head up. The time has expired for waiting for someone else to make your dreams come true. This is your life. All failures and success in your life thus far are attributable solely to you. Find out what your strengths are. Work on your weaknesses. Become the best version of you . Things will fall in place. If you are single, at this time, enjoy it. Use the time to develop your skills. Get a hobby, work on a project, keep your hands busy. Ten years from now, you will laugh at the things that you endured.

Always remember that there is a younger person looking at you. You may be a role model for someone. It may  be your son, or sister or a neighbor. There will also be negative people awaiting your demise. Be determined to prove them wrong. Hold the vision, go forth and meet your destiny.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Are you an entrepreneur? Be Patient

Do not expand to quickly, you may implode. I was contacted by a representative of a local telecommunications service  provider. He tried to convince me to advertise in  the local telephone directory. That way ,he said, I would attract new prospects. At the time I was discussing this proposition with a brilliant business professional. She asked me what I would do with all those incoming calls . She said that I may be overwhelmed and I agreed. The telephone directory also has an online version, the result is double exposure. I carefully considered the advice and I told the representative that I may contact him in the next 5 years.

I have been binge watching comedy series from the 80’s and 90’s. While watching an episode of “Sister,Sister” Lisa started a business, she made dresses and offered them for sale. Her first customer bought a dress and Lisa felt invincible. She started planning to attract new customers. She called the media houses and asked for quotations to place advertisements. She was advised by Ray that she should take it slowly and not expand too quickly. Lisa placed the advertisement and the same client came knocking on her door.Ray answered the door and gave the first customer a full cash refund and accepted the dress that she wanted to return. He hid the dress that was returned in order to protect Lisa’s feelings. Lisa was upset when she discovered the truth but she was determined to bring her dream to pass. She realised that she needed to conduct the business on a small scale then ,eventually she would expand.

I recalled a conversation with one of my clients , he indicated that equipment should not be purchased unless a contract was secured. He said that a business must be gradually expanded , creep then walk.

I want to appeal to you ,although you may be ambitious, life will knock your socks off. Be patient, trust the process. Do not take loans to acquire equipment if it seems that work is not forthcoming. The equipment has a minimum of 6 months warranty. In the event that you do not get any clients, you will not have cause to use the equipment and detect any flaws. The warranty may expire before you get a client. You will then have to pay to repair or replace the equipment. Should you decide to sell the equipment, you will lose money because of depreciation.

Remember success is 1% inspiration and 99% persistence , so please learn as much as you can, acquire contracts then expand,in that order.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Should I get a Credit Card?: Trinidad Online Entrepreneur

She was advised that her position was made redundant and that her services were no longer required. She spent 12 years at the bank. She refused to accept the separation package and decided to ask for a transfer to another location or division of the bank. She was approaching 51 years and she considered herself to be a difficult hire. She was aware that the job market was tough and since she did not further her education post secondary school, her chances were limited.

I asked her why did her position suddenly become redundant. She told me that she refused to offer customers credit cards and loan facilities. She said that she lamented the indebtedness of the customers in the queue to pay off their credit cards. It was a refreshing view, that a bank employee did not believe in taking credit cards and loan facilities when it was not needed.

It is loan sale time. As the Christmas season approaches, there are jingles on all radio stations with loan promotions. I visited the bank to make my loan application. The loans officer offered me a credit card and $20,000 extra. I told her that I had no use for $20,000 cash currently. This also meant a longer period to repay the loan. I asked her whether the additional $20,000 could be placed in a mutual fund. That way, a lower interest rate would be offered. Also, the bank will hold the $20,000 as collateral. I agreed to this proposition.

A word to the wise, you may be offered a credit card or additional money by your friendly, neighborhood banker. But remember that if you do not need it, do not take it. The banks thrive on excessive interest rates and credit card late fees. If you do not need it, do not take it.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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