Updated: Jul 10, 2020
Compared to other jurisdictions in the Eastern Caribbean with comprehensive asset recovery legislation, Grenada recovered the least amount of criminal cash in the last five years. Grenadian Police Prosecutors report instances of poor or inconsistent judicial decisions from the Magistrates’ Court, resulting in criminal cash being returned. Via formal request from the head of the Grenada FIU, the Financial Crimes Team partnered with the Grenada FIU to provide civil cash forfeiture and money laundering training on November 30 and December 2, 2019 for 20 participants, including financial investigators, police prosecutors and magistrates. The two-day training gave participants the opportunity to engage in practical exercises and mock trials. Overall reception of the training was positive, participants reported increased knowledge of the legislation, best practices, and confidence to build and prosecute these cases.