Jamaica Currently Holds The Presidency for ARIN-Carib

The Presidency of the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for the Caribbean rotates annually among member states. In 2018, the Presidency was held by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Currently, Jamaica holds the Presidency. For the ensuing year, 2020 the Presidency will be held by Trinidad and Tobago.

Current President (Jan 2019 – present)

Susan Watson Bonner

Director (Ag) Financial Intelligence Unit, Financial Investigations Division – Jamaica

Susan Watson Bonner assumed the Presidency of ARIN-CARIB on January 2, 2019.  She is an Attorney-At-Law, called to the Bar on November 16, 2006.  She currently hold the position of the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (Actg.) since September 2017.

Mrs. Watson Bonner joined the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service – Financial Investigations Division, on November 1, 2007, as a Legal Officer and has represented the Division in all the courts in Jamaica. In addition to her qualification as an Attorney-at-Law, she is the holder of a B.Sc. Degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of the West Indies.

Past President (Jan 2018 – Dec 2018)

LaTeisha A.R. Sandy

Director  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Intelligence Unit

LaTeisha A.R. Sandy is a Barrister and Solicitor.  She joined the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in June 2009 as a Legal Officer and was appointed Deputy Director in February 2016 and Director (Ag.) on September 1st, 2018.

Prior to her  appointment as Director (Ag.) she was responsible for making representations on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General in civil forfeiture and civil recovery matters, prosecution of money laundering cases alongside the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the preparation of legal documents, and facilitating stakeholder training.

LaTeisha is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and is a trained Fourth Round Assessor of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and participated in the Fourth Round Mutual Evaluation of Antigua and Barbuda as the Legal Expert. LaTeisha is also a member of the first Steering Committee of the Caribbean Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network (ARIN-CARIB) and the inaugural President of the Network.  She is also the Chairperson of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Commission on Crime Prevention.

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