MP Peterson: “St. Maarten can not afford to be blacklisted post-Irma”

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For the past months we have had meetings in Parliament to try to address the laws pertaining to the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) guidelines. We even had members of the Caribbean FATF come to parliament More...

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MP Peterson: “St. Maarten can not afford to be blacklisted post-Irma”

For the past months we have had meetings in Parliament to try to address the laws pertaining to the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) More...

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MP Peterson: “St. Maarten can not afford to be blacklisted post-Irma”

MP Claude Chacho Peterson avatar

For the past months we have had meetings in Parliament to try to address the laws pertaining to the FATF (Financial More...

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