Tag: International crime

UN Convention On Crime Extended To Bermuda

UN Convention On Crime Extended To Bermuda

Governor George Fergusson and Attorney General Trevor Moniz today [Aug 25] announced that the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime [UNTOC] has been extended to Bermuda. UNTOC was adopted in 2000 and ratified by the UK in 2006. A spokesperson said, “It includes a series of measures to combat transnational organized crime such as... Read more of this article

Jamaica Government Relaxes Cannabis Laws

Jamaica Government Relaxes Cannabis Laws

Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding announced that individuals caught with small amounts of cannabis [two ounces and under] will no longer be subject to a criminal conviction, the Jamaica Observer reports. Mr Golding said, “Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. “These relate to possession of small quantities of ganja... Read more of this article

Survey: Businesses Focus On Anti-Laundering

Survey: Businesses Focus On Anti-Laundering

Senior management’s focus on money laundering is at an all time high, according to findings from KPMG’s 2014 Global Anti-Money Laundering [AML] Survey, recently released by the Bermuda firm. A spokesperson said, “According to KPMG’s survey report, anti-money laundering has never been higher on senior management’s agenda, with regulatory... Read more of this article

Conspiracy Charge Filed Against Former Trader

Conspiracy Charge Filed Against Former Trader

According to the FBI, a former trader for ConvergEx Global Markets Ltd. — a former securities broker-dealer registered in Bermuda — has been charged in New Jersey with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. 47-year-old Craig Marshall — who the FBI said was based in Bermuda — was charged under seal by criminal complaint on May 27, 2014,... Read more of this article

Desmond Fountain Sculpture Stolen In UK

Desmond Fountain Sculpture Stolen In UK

A £42,000 [$70,500] bronze sculpture by Bermudian artist Desmond Fountain was recently stolen in the United Kingdom. A statement from the Kent Police said, “An appeal has been made after a valuable bronze sculpture was stolen from the garden of a house in Preston near Sandwich. “The bronze is by renowned sculptor Desmond Fountain and is... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

A Bermuda Shorts Day celebration by University of Calgary students in Canada turned tragic on Tuesday morning [Apr 15] as a young man stabbed five of his fellow students to death, resulting in that city’s worst mass murder in its history. The Bermuda Shorts Day celebration is the largest of the year for Calgary students, bringing thousands together... Read more of this article

Mother & Son Arrested En Route To Bermuda

Mother & Son Arrested En Route To Bermuda

According to various American news reports, a mother and son were arrested at a North Carolina airport with more than 20 pounds of cannabis, with the reports saying the pair were on their way to Bermuda via a connection in Atlanta. 42-year-old Karen Sullivan and her 25-year-old son Korey Braley, who appear to be U.S. citizens, are now in a North Carolina... Read more of this article

PwC Report: Cyber, Economic Crime Is Growing

PwC Report: Cyber, Economic Crime Is Growing

Some 45% of financial services respondents to PwC’s 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey say they have been victims of economic crime. And 39% of those respondents who reported economic crime during the survey period say they have been victims of cybercrime, as fraudsters increasingly turn to technology as their main crime tool. Around half who have... Read more of this article

RFA Wave Knight Makes Another Big Drug Bust

RFA Wave Knight Makes Another Big Drug Bust

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Naval Support Ship RFA Wave Knight made its second multi-million dollar illegal narcotic seizure in less than a month when it detected a suspect speedboat in the Caribbean Sea earlier this month, ending with the arrest of two men and the seizure of an estimated £8.5 million [$14 million] worth of cocaine. This bust is the... Read more of this article

Jamaica Looking At Decriminalising Marijuana

Jamaica Looking At Decriminalising Marijuana

Leader of Government Business in the Jamaican House of Representatives Phillip Paulwell said that decriminalisation of marijuana in specific quantities is on the Parliamentary agenda this year, according to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner. “I met with the group last week and I indicated to them that as House leader, it is my view that the House,... Read more of this article


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