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Tackling the Scourge of White Collar Crime – Towards a Prosperous Trinidad & Tobago Breakfast Meeting


Tackling the Scourge of White Collar Crime – Towards a Prosperous Trinidad & Tobago

Breakfast Meeting


“What is White Collar Crime?”

“A crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.”                                                                                                Edwin Sutherland


Did you know that bribery, money laundering, trade secret theft, kickbacks, securities fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, government fraud are ALL White Collar Crime Offenses?


Join AmCham T&T as our distinguished panel discusses how White Collar Crime adversely affects your business and discover the strategies to eliminate them!


Feature Speakers & Presentations include:


“Institutional and Cultural Factors Bearing on White Collar” - Mr. Martin G. Daly S.C., Senior Partner, M.G. Daly and Partners

Mr. Daly is one of Trinidad and Tobago's most prominent attorneys who has gained widespread recognition as a Senior Counsel, legislator and banking, commercial and labour law expert. 


M.G. Daly and Partners and another firm, was retained to advise all of the banks in Trinidad and Tobago on the Financial Institutions Act of 1993 when it was introduced.  Mr. Daly led the firm in the exercise, which required full analysis of the draft legislation, advice to the banks on its implications and preparation and presentation to the Ministry of Finance of a detailed position paper, comments and recommendation of the banks on the legislation.


Mr. Daly was a Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago for the period 1992 to 2002 where he had a duty to scrutinize and debate all legislation introduced into the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago and seek, where necessary, amendments to the legislation.  He has an impressive track record of having amendments prepared by him accepted by Governments and played an important role in the environmental legislation entitled the Environmental Management Act.


Mr. Daly is frequently retained by the Solicitor General, on behalf of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, to be leading Counsel for the State in important public law and other actions brought against the State and has enjoyed a high success rate. Currently, Mr. Daly is serving on the Regional Judicial and Legal Service Commission, which is the body responsible for the Caribbean Court of Justice and is the immediate past President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (March 2008 - March 2011).


"Public Procurement - The Weakest Link" - Ms. Margaret Rose, Executive Director, Caribbean Procurement Institute

Margaret Rose, (Trinidad and Tobago) LLB (Hons) UWI, L.E.C. LLM Corporate Commercial Law is an attorney at law qualified to practice throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean and with extensive litigation and jury trial experience. Ms. Rose is Managing Partner at Rose Law Caribbean, the firm’s particular areas of practice include criminal, anti-corruption, governance and procurement law, construction and community law.


Ms. Rose has served on multiple procurement fraud enquiries, both as counsel to the Commission and representing senior public sector officials and currently advises public and private sector entities in the area of public contracting risk, procurement fraud and corruption. Ms. Rose is the co-founder of the Caribbean Procurement Institute (CPI) and serves as Executive Director.   Ms. Rose has spearheaded the development of the premier CPPC Forum, the Procurement Intensive Seminar Series™ and the five (5) day Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law (Commonwealth Caribbean Edition). Ms. Rose also now serves as adjunct faculty at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto Canada in its annual Public Procurement Law Certificate Programme.


Ms. Rose has served on several state and private sector boards and has chaired Procurement Advisory Committees and Tenders Committees. Ms. Rose is former Vice Chairman of the local Chapter of Transparency International, the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) and a former executive member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Criminal Bar Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Rose currently serves on the Advisory Board of the International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC) body, the Anti Corruption Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the Advisory Board of the International Development Institute for Leadership, Management and Technology (IDILMAT) headquartered in Ghana.

Ms. Rose is dedicated to the development of procurement law as a distinct academic and professional discipline in the Caribbean, and to regional anti-corruption efforts. 


Investigating and Prosecuting White Collar Crime” - Mr. David West, Attorney-at-Law

 Mr. West is a former Head of the Central Authority Unit with over ten years experience in dealing with extradition and mutual legal assistance. Mr. West was responsible for drafting the amendment to Trinidad and Tobago’s Extradition Act, 1985 (Act No. 12 of 2004). In this area he was successful in extraditing several matters the most notable being the “JFK terrorist bombers” and seven (7) persons involved in the kidnapping and murder of US citizen “Balo” Maharaj. Mr. West was also involved in the extradition of Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh up until August 2010.


Mr. West up until 12th September 2010 was the Director Designate of the Financial Intelligence Unit. He was a member of the Cabinet appointed committee on Anti Money Laundering and together with the other members were responsible for drafting the Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2009, Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2009, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2010 and the Financial Obligations Regulations, 2009. Mr. West was Junior Counsel to Andrew Mitchell, QC who prosecuted the first money laundering case in Trinidad and Tobago. 


Mr. West has recently earned the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation. This designation is recognized worldwide by financial institutions and government agencies as an indication of AML expertise.


Seminar details:

Venue: Ballroom, Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre, Lady Young Road, Port of Spain

Time: Breakfast & Registration – 7:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.; Seminar – 8:25 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Cost: AmCham T&T Members – TT$350; Non-Members – TT$450 (All prices are VAT incl.)


For further information please contact AmCham T&T Secretariat:

Melissa Marchong, Member Services & Events Officer

Tel: 622 4466; 628 2508 ext. 222; Fax: 628 9428; Email:

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