Deloitte Barbados has become a partner of Crime Stoppers, endorsing the organisation’s focus on corruption, financial crimes and the financing of terrorism.
“Financial crime is a stay awake issue for clients and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. We are therefore pleased to support the efforts of Crime Stoppers International in focusing on these areas of concern,” said Managing Partner, Betty Brathwaite.
Deloitte is a confirmed sponsor of the 34th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference which will be held in Barbados from September 29 until October 2.
Fred Curry, Deloitte’s Principal, Forensic and Dispute Services (Washington DC) will be the featured speaker on the topic of Corruption, Financial Crimes and the Financing of Terrorism, will be a featured speaker.
The certified anti-money laundering specialist has led international financial institution engagements focused on economic sanctions and various types of fraud and money laundering. At the Barbados conference, he will be speak on “Policies to combat money laundering – identification, prevention and mitigation”.
“Deloitte Forensic, as available locally, helps our clients react quickly and confidently in a crisis, investigation or dispute,” Brathwaite said. “We use our global network, deep industry experience and advanced analytical technology to understand and resolve issues.”
Deloitte was hailed as a leader among its peers in the fight against financial crimes by Executive Director of Crime Stoppers Barbados, Devrol Dupigny, as he accepted the sponsorship contribution recently at the accounting firm’s new offices in the Goddard Complex in Haggatt Hall, St. Michael.
Dupigny noted that all forms of crime can be reported to Crime Stoppers and the international board had recently ratified the decision to make the fight against corruption and financial crimes a major focus area, therefore the Barbados chapter was intent on partnering with the local financial services industry to curtail these types of crimes.
Dupigny added that the international anti-crime body will also be paying attention to intellectual property crimes, counterfeit products and trafficking in illicit goods; trafficking in human beings and crimes against children over the next three years, in addition to its traditional core areas of focus. These hot topics will be discussed in detail at the upcoming conference.