Leading Anti-Money Laundering Association extends its reach to the Caribbean
The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has announced the creation of a new Antigua and Barbuda Chapter set to launch on March 31, 2012. The Antigua and Barbuda Chapter is the 25th addition to ACAMS’ Chapter roster. The Chapters serve as regionally focused bodies that facilitate local professional networking and area-specific Anti-Money Laundering (AML) education.
“Chapter development and expansion is one of the key goals that drive the ACAMS mission,” said John Byrne, CAMS, ACAMS, executive vice president. “As the global leader in Anti-Money Laundering /Counter Terrorism Financing compliance, it’s exceedingly important to address regional challenges and topics; chapters provide that necessary local focus and offer an opportunity for ACAMS members to connect and network face-to-face. As our membership base continues its international expansion, we’ll continue to develop new Chapters to meet that growing regional demand,” continued Byrne.
The inaugural reception for the Antigua and Barbuda Chapter will be held from 6:30 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, March 31st at the Hospitality Training Institute in Dutchman’s Bay, St. John’s, Antigua.
The Antigua and Barbuda Chapter represents the fourth chapter addition in 2012 and is the first Chapter to be launched in the English speaking Caribbean. Six more chapters are scheduled to launch this year. Other scheduled chapters include a diverse international mix from Europe, Asia, the US and Latin America. ACAMS has a full listing of its Chapters on their website www.ACAMS.org.
The mission of the Antigua & Barbuda Chapter is to uphold the stability, transparency and efficiency of financial and non-financial institutions...
...by enhancing local AML/CFT knowledge and expertise, as well as providing a professional forum for effective exchange of dialogue in pursuit of strengthening our jurisdiction and the Caribbean region in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Executive Board of Directors for the Antigua & Barbuda Chapter comprises of Mr. Kem Warner, Chairman, Ms. Andrea Gittens (Co-Chairman), Ms. Cathy-Ann James (Communications Director), Ms. Safiya Roberts (Co-Communications Director), Ms. Keitha Mannix (Membership Director), Ms. Desiree Burton (Programming Director), Ms. Shana Donovan (Co-Programming Director), Ms. Joycelyn Martin (Treasurer) and Ms. Kaye Mcdonald (Secretary).
About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists®
ACAMS is an international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of AML professionals from a wide range of industries. It serves 15,000 members in 160 countries with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement. Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Visit the new ACAMS website at www.ACAMS.org.