2 Dominicans complete RSS’ financial investigator training

first_imgTwo financial investigators of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force have completed a two-week standardized training course for financial investigators.Gary Benjamin, financial investigator with the Financial Intelligence Unit and Anselm Austrie of the Criminal Investigations Department participated in the training, which was conducted by the Regional Security Systems (RSS) Asset Recovery Unit in Barbados. It climaxed with a closing ceremony at the Pommarine Hotel on 23 September 2016.This training course is part of a planned programme of continuous personal development for all specialist financial investigators across the RSS member countries with a view to having the financial investigators trained by the RSS ARU certified under the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Accreditation Programme, a press release from the British High Commission notes. Subjects covered included open source intelligence – using the internet and social media to gather information about suspects; investigating off shore companies and trusts; and the practical application of the law relating to the confiscation of criminal assets. They also received input from French and US law enforcement agencies to increase cooperation between the different investigative units working in the Caribbean region.Guest speakers were Jefferson Clarke, Law Enforcement Advisor of Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and Brian Roberts, RSS Regional Maritime Officer, who also presented participants with their certificates. Students on the course were drawn from the dedicated financial investigation units in each of the seven RSS treaty countries, Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent & the Grenadines as well as two officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. 942 Views   no discussions LocalNews 2 Dominicans complete RSS’ financial investigator training by: – September 26, 2016 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

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House destroyed in weekend fire

first_img RelatedLaguna Vista man dies in car fireBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] A Laguna Vista man died after his vehicle became engulfed in flames last Wednesday evening. Laguna Vista Chief of Police Tony David confirmed Tuesday that the victim — the sole occupant of the vehicle — was 90-year-old Laguna Vista resident George Chambers. Laguna…November 16, 2018In “News”From the desk of the Laguna Vista city managerSpecial to the PRESS Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony The Town of Laguna Vista is making plans for its upcoming Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 5pm to pay our respects to the men and women that have given their lives in defense of our country.…May 13, 2016In “News”The Latest: Hurricane HarveyRolling updates on Hurricane Harvey By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Friday, 4:15 p.m. The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is open once again, reports TxDOT. Too, the City of Port Isabel has shut down its Emergency Operations Center and has resumed normal City functions. The City has also closed…August 25, 2017In “News” Share A house located at 1 Lakewood Dr. in Laguna Vista is shown after being destroyed by a fire. (Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer)By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] home and three vehicles were destroyed in a fire in Laguna Vista Saturday evening.A call to 911 was received just after 11:30 p.m. about a house on fire at 1 Lakewood Drive. By the time firefighters arrived, the house, which sits on a corner lot in the quiet neighborhood, was fully engulfed in flames.The family who lived in the home were able to escape after being alerted to the fire by neighbor Shayna Puerto, according to a statement released by Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela Monday. Nonetheless, Officer Greg Cruz knocked on windows to make sure no one else was inside the house, according to the statement.A truck, a crossover vehicle, and a boat and trailer that were parked in the driveway in front of the home were also destroyed. Another boat on a trailer could be seen parked behind a wooden fence in the side yard of the home.Firefighters were able to contain the fire before it could damage other structures.Vela expressed gratitude to the Laguna Vista Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts to contain the blaze, saying, “Special thanks to our volunteer firefighters for a job well done!”Vela also expressed thanks to a Good Samaritan who brought bottled water for the emergency responders.The Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department, Port Isabel EMS, Port Isabel Police, Los Fresnos Volunteer Fire Department and Cameron County Constable’s Office also responded to the callWant the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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