Address by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

IRS training programme

IRS training programme
28 Feb
2017

The United States' Internal Revenue Service or IRS, is helping Barbados boost its ability to fight white collar crime.

This is through the US Embassy, which along with the Barbados Revenue Authority, officially launched the financial investigative techniques training programme.

Revenue Commissioner Margaret Sivers said fighting tax evasion is a necessary measure, especially as local revenue agencies feel the rising pressure of economic challenges.

She thanked the Embassy for its help, adding that ordinary investigative tools cannot be used to deal with money laundering, fraud, embezzlement and other types of white collar crime.

US Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglia-Latela says the BRA, along with the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Customs Department and the Office of the Attorney General, will benefit from the one week course.