It is indeed my distinct pleasure, in this year, 2022, to celebrate with all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, the significant milestone of our 60th year of Independence (a diamond jubilee) as a country and the publication of the FIUTT’s thirteenth Annual Report for 2021/2022.
Amidst the challenges presented during the period under review 2021/2022, the FIUTT continued its operations to strengthen the AML/CFT/CPF regime of the country, in accordance with the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago Act, Chap. 72:01 (FIUTTA) and international standards.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has cast a long shadow over the past fiscal year, 2021/2022. The pandemic has caused disruption of unimaginable proportions, affecting all facets of life, not only in Trinidad and Tobago. We continue to pay tribute to, and remember all lives lost and hardships suffered due to COVID-19. As we remember the hardships endured by many, we should also recognise the resilience that Trinbagonians have demonstrated throughout this crisis.