Barbados governor hits back at AML ‘blacklisting’

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Central Bank of Barbados

The governor of the Central Bank of Barbados has criticised the country’s ‘blacklisting’ for money laundering weaknesses by the European Union, describing it as unfair and badly timed.

Cleviston Haynes told journalists the central bank was “concerned” about the “pernicious” impact of the blacklisting by the EU, especially as it came during the Covid-19 pandemic and as Barbados is midway through an International Monetary Fund programme.

In October, the EU added several countries to its list of

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