Premier Burt To Attend Financial Roundtable

April 19, 2022 | 4 Comments

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will be in Barbados tomorrow [April 20] to participate in the Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable.

A Government spokesperson said, “At the invitation of the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley, Bermuda’s Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will be in Barbados on Wednesday to participate in the Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable.

“The Roundtable meeting, which takes place tomorrow, April 20, is co-hosted by the Government of Barbados and Maxine Waters, Chair of the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.

“Premier Burt will be joined by the Acting Financial Secretary and CFATF Chair, Cheryl Lister, CEO of Clarien Bank Ian Truran and the Director of Banking, Trust, Corporate Service and Investments for the Bermuda Monetary Authority, Ashley Kibblewhite.

“Also, in attendance at the financial summit will be senior representatives of US and Canadian Banks, CARICOM Heads of Government, the CARICOM and OECS Secretaries-General and the President of the Caribbean Development Bank.

“Tomorrow’s event follows discussions that took place in Washington, DC in 2019 prior to the pandemic to tackle the challenges that small island states, like Bermuda, are facing with correspondent banking due to de-risking activities of US banks.

“In addition to de-risking, matters being discussed include the scope and impact of EU listing initiatives, and actions to address the changing international standards to combat money laundering, terrorist financing.”

Premier Burt said, “Bermuda’s banks have faced issues with correspondent banking relationships, and these challenges have hindered efforts to diversify our economy in areas like FinTech and Gaming. It is important that we continue to engage leaders in the United States and CARICOM to resolve these issues which unfairly target small island states.

“This meeting is an excellent opportunity to discuss these and other important matters with key decision makers while we also highlight Bermuda’s financial services sector’s leadership in combating money laundering.”

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  1. Question says:

    More money wasted.

  2. Dunn juice says:

    Great!!

  3. Verdad says:

    Lots of Ministerial travel going on.

  4. Sandgrownan says:

    What on earth does he add to a discussion like that? Anything of value?

    Perhaps it’s a lesson in how to turn a thriving economic powerhouse into a third world country in 20 years, where public services are slashed and inflation is killing the middle class? The other delegates should look at him with disdain and mistrust.

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