The CFATF Secretariat is pleased to advise that the Council of Ministers at its meeting on Thursday 8th September 2016, considered and approved the application by Guyana for the post of Deputy Chair of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for the period November 2016 to November 2017. Guyana's candidature was supported by Curacao and Sint Maarten and endorsed by the Council of Ministers.
The CFATF owes a debt of gratitude to the Government and people of Guyana and in particular the Honourable Basil Williams for so readily agreeing to fill the lacuna that arose as a consequence of the Dominican Republic who was due to assume the position of Deputy Chair, confirming by letter on September 1st 2016 that it was withdrawing its membership in the CFATF and advising that it had joined the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT).
The Secretariat looks forward to continue working with Chairman Al-Rawi and Deputy Chair Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles both of whom are providing astute, effective and closely collaborative leadership, and who will be joined by the Hon. Basil Williams in overseeing the important work that the CFATF must successfully pursue on behalf of the Caribbean Basin Region.