Kent Clare for FIU Director

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Updated: October 20, 2016

Kent Clare, the former Income Tax Commissioner, is the new Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit. We are told that Clare replaces former Minister and Senator Joy Grant who is now the Governor of the Central Bank. Clare is one of the most senior officers who has worked at the Income Tax Department.  The Belize FIU was established in July 2002 with the aim to meet the needs for a central agency to receive and analyze disclosures filed by reporting entities and disseminate financial intelligence for the effective investigation and prosecution of money laundering and its related predicate offences. Belize’s FIU is a member of the Egmont Group (an International gather of Financial Intelligence Units) since 2004.