Barbados has proposed to update laws relating to money taken from dishonest officials. The government has said that it will update the laws having to do with how such money will be handled. The announcement was made by the Attorney General, Dale Marshall. He said this when he presented the new bill before the Barbadian parliament.
The new bill is known as Proceeds and Instrumentalities of Crime Bill 2019 and it will target lawbreakers for the last 20 years. The government has already planned out how the money will be spent under the new bill. One part of the money will be spent on fighting crime. The other part will be used to develop the Barbadian Police.
According to the Attorney General, the old laws needed change as there were too many deficiencies. Barbados was named as the Caribbean country with the lowest perceived index. This was based on results of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2018.
The country’s government announced in June 2018 that they were committed to hunting down dishonest and crime-committing officials and mop up illegally obtained wealth.