BARBADOS-LEGISLATION-Barbados to consider legislation to allow for civil asset recovery

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government will soon discuss legislation allowing for the seizure of the ill-gotten gains from criminal activity through civil procedures, Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, has said. Brathwaite said over the last two years, Bridgetown has been working with the United States embassy here to champion the effectiveness of a civil asset recovery regime. “It is my hope that within the next week we can take the proposal to Cabinet. This workshop culminates almost two years of discussions,” Brathwaite said, noting that although Barbados had a Proceeds of Crime Act, the proposed civil asset recovery regime was based on civil procedure and would prove to be faster and more effective.

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