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Author: Suzell Wray

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JAMAICA, INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, DONORS, COLLABORATE ON ESTABLISING A PROGRAMMATIC APPROACH TO FINANCE CLIMATE NEEDS

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ), the Development Bank of Jamaica, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank Group, European Investment Bank as part of Team Europe, USAID, and the United Kingdom, are discussing a framework to establish a ‘Blue Green Facility’ –a blended financing structure–of up to USD 500 million over five years, which would include a contribution from the Government of Jamaica. Such a programmatic approach will help catalyze climate finance by introducing systematic, coherent, and scalable approaches towards adaptation and mitigation needs.

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CONSOLIDATED UPDATE ON SSL

The fraud at Stocks and Securities Limited (“SSL”) is of public interest. The Financial Investigation Division has reported that the fraudulent schemes are now estimated to have
affected over 200 accounts and the extent of the fraud exceeds $3 billion in value.

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JAMAICA LARGELY COMPLETES ITS ACTION PLAN AGREED WITH FATF

The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) FATF today at its February 2024 Plenary meeting in Paris, approved for their America’s Joint Group to conduct an on-site visit to Jamaica to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of the measures the country has implemented to address its strategic AML/CFT deficiencies outlined in the 13-point action plan agreed with the FATF in February 2020.

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STATEMENT ON EXPENSES RELATING TO THE SSL INVESTIGATION AND RELATED COSTS INCURRED BY THE FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION

The Financial Investigations Division (“FID”), is using the proceeds of assets confiscated under Jamaica’s proceeds of crime legislation to fund the extraordinary expenses it incurs in the SSL fraud investigation. These funds do not constitute tax revenue. These funds arise from the FID’s work in identifying, restraining, forfeiting and monetising the proceeds of crime. That is, these funds arise from the confiscation of ill-gotten gains.

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