THE ROLE OF A COMPLIANCE OFFICER: Trinidad Online Lawyer

The Compliance Officer is the primary liaison with the FIU . The identities of the Compliance and Alternate Compliance Officers must be held with the strictest confidence.

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The duties of the Compliance Officer include:

a)Creating, monitoring and updating the AML/CFT Compliance Programme to ensure continuous compliance with the legal framework. The internal controls and policies therein must be implemented by the CO.

b)Receiving and assessing SAR/STR reports made by staff members.

c) Reporting SARs/STRs to the FIU using the Suspicious Activity/Transaction Report Form within fourteen (14) days of the suspicious transaction being detection.

d)Maintaining records of internal SARs/STRs from staff.

 e)Maintaining a register of of SARs/STRs filed with the FIU.

f)Maintaining Customer Due Diligence records and transactions;

g) Monitoring the FATF list of high risk individuals and legal entities and Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCTs).

h)Monitoring the United Nations ISIL Da’esh & Al Qaida List (UN 2253 List) for persons identified as terrorists or involved in terrorist activity.

  i)Provide training to all members of staff.

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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Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

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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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How to Register with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad?AML Compliance Consultants

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 .

Which businesses are required to register with the FIU?

Non Regulated Financial Institutions[3]

  • Credit Union
  • Building Society
  • Money or Value Transfer Services

Listed Businesses[4]

  • Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming House
  • Pool Betting
  • National Lotteries On-Line Betting Games
  • Jeweler
  • A Private Members’ Club
  •  An Art Dealer
  • An Accountant, an Attorney-at-law or other Independent Legal Professional
  • Trust and Company Service Providers 

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.

What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?

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1]http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/aml.asp

2]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=3

3]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

[4]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

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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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;

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TEN BUSINESSES TO START IF YOU LIVE IN TRINIDAD

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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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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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What to do when you are stuck : Action deactivates Fear

Start working on your problem today. Action will bring forth the answer that you seek. If you wait for inspiration, you will become comfortable in your inaction. Make an attempt, take a baby step today. Make a note of what you did. I spoke to a farmer recently, he said that it all started for him when he bought a couple of baby chickens. He cared for them, fed them , and watched them with great affection. He ensured that no snakes were around to harm them. He subsequently acquired additional animals, and started planting produce. He made a start. He pursued his destiny with a small step. Despise not the day of small beginnings, he learned eventually what times to feed the baby chickens and what times they liked resting.

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What is a Sole Trader ??

A Sole Trader Is A Business Where The Individual Operates The Business.

It Is Basically The Person Trading As A Business Name.

There Is No Legal Separation Between The Person And The Entity .

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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.

Services include:

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

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

Consulting services and much more.

What is CFT? :Countering the Financing of Terrorism:AML Compliance Consultants

What is Terrorism?
Terrorism is the calculated, premeditated use of unlawful violence to cause panic or advance a political, religious, ideological cause.

Financing of Terrorism
Funding of terrorism involves providing funds from both legal (personal donations and profits from businesses and charitable organizations ) and or illegal sources (the drug trade, the smuggling of weapons and other goods, fraud, kidnapping and extortion), directly or indirectly or knowing that the monies are to be used to finance terrorism activity or organizations according to FINTRAC.

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Terrorism is financed in order to:
Promote militant ideology;
Purchase food for recruits;
Purchase weapons;
Pay operatives;
Arrange for travel;
Train new recruits;
Forge documents;
Pay bribes;
Acquire land;
Stage attacks.

How to proceed when it is discovered that a potential or existing customer is a terrorist ?
As soon as a financial institution or listed business receives the list of designated entities or the consolidated list referred to in section 22AA(2)(c) or (e), the following procedures shall apply:
(a) the financial institution shall immediately inform the FIU on the prescribed form, if any person or entity named on either list has funds with the financial institution or listed business;
(b) if the financial institution or listed business has reasonable grounds to believe that a person or entity named on either list has funds in Trinidad and Tobago, it shall immediately inform the FIU on the prescribed form;
(c) (Deleted by Act No. 14 of 2012); and
(d) if a person or entity named on that list attempts to enter into a transaction or continue a business relationship, the financial institution or listed business shall submit a suspicious activity report to the FIU immediately and shall not enter into or continue a business transaction or business relationship with such person or entity.

The law requires that the transaction and by extension, the business relationship be brought to an end and a Suspicious Activity/Transaction Reported be submitted by the Compliance Officer to the FIU.

See
Anti Terrorism Act of Trinidad and Tobago,PART III FINANCING OF TERRORISM 22AB

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What does the way you walk say about you? A Lesson from the Magic of Thinking Big

I have always been teased about the way I walk. I walk quickly, I pass people by on the sidewalks as though a dog is chasing me. I am oftentimes told that I would get a speeding ticket. I simply laugh at these jokes. In response, I say that I am “on a mission”. I could be n my way to class, on my way to the office or about to meet a friend, I walk with purpose.

Increasing your walking pace by 25% was one of the confidence building exercise in the Magic of Thinking Big . The author told of the games his mother played that consisted of watching passersby and observing their walking. His mother advised him that there was much to learn from observing the walking habits of people. The author said that psychologists link poor posture and sluggish walking to low self confidence. Psychologists also say that our attitudes can be changed by improving out posture and by increasing our speed of movement.

The author described 3 different groups of people based on their walking patterns. The first group are the “beaten people”, they “shuffle and stumble along through their life”. The second group of people are average and so is their walk, average. The last group of people exude “superconfidence” in the words of the author. These people walk faster than average, there is a sprint in the way they walk. Their walk tells the world “ I’ve got someplace important to go, something important to do”. Moreover, it tells the onlooker that the walker will succeed at anything he is about to do. The author advised that we should “throw our shoulders back, lift up our head and walk a little faster and feel confidence grow.

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.

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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You Cannot Escape Your Destiny

Let it be. Be receptive to new opportunities and the universe will present them. Your current situation is not your final destination.

Do not become comfortable . The lessons that you learn in your way will be invaluable . You will become a person of immense value.

In this new year , things will change for you. The planets will align and you will be proud of your accomplishments. The things that you pray about will come to past. After all, you cannot escape your destiny .

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How to Register an External Company in Trinidad ?

File the following documents at the Companies Registry in Trinidad :

Form 20-the Application for Registration of an External Company;

Certified copies of the corporate instruments of the external company;

An Affidavit or Solemn Declaration of an Officer of the Company;

Form 32-a Statutory Declaration of an Attorney at Law;

Form 22-a Power of Attorney.

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Reminder: Annual Returns are due

Do not forget to remember to file your annual returns!! I understand that running your company is a huge responsibility. You have deadlines, pressing matters, impatient clients. Your annual returns are due on the anniversary of incorporating the company. You will see the date of incorporation on the Certificate of Incorporation.

There is a time period of 30 days after the anniversary date also called a “grace period”. After this 30 day period elapses, a penalty of $300.00 per month will be incurred. This debt must be satisfied in full before any further Annual Returns can be filed.

The Ministry of Legal Affairs offers a service in Trinidad and Tobago, whereby a director and or corporate secretary will receive an email or SMS text message indicating that the Annual Returns are now due.

Kindly peruse the website of the Ministry of Legal Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago and look for the section with “SMS and Email Sign Up“.

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