FinCEN Advisory: Transactions Involving St. Vincent and the Grenadines, July 2000, Issue 27 [open pdf - 217KB]
The FinCEN Advisory "...is a recurring series designed for the financial, regulatory and law enforcement communities. Subsequent advisories will describe trends and developments related to money laundering and financial crime." In this issue of FinCEN: "Banks and other financial institutions operating in the United States are advised to give enhanced scrutiny to all financial transactions originating in or routed to or through St. Vincent and the Grenadines, or involving entities organized or domiciled, or persons maintaining accounts, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The need for such enhanced scrutiny is discussed in the remainder of this Advisory. St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with a population of approximately 109,000, consists of a 40-mile long chain of 34 Caribbean islands and cays, including the main island, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a member of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and shares a common currency, the Eastern Caribbean dollar (.EC$.), and a common central bank, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) with eight other OECS countries."
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: http://www.fincen.gov
FinCEN Advisory (July 2000), iss.27