An infomercial aimed at sensitising the public on Customer Due Diligence has been produced as part of an awareness campaign.
The film is a collaborative effort between the Public Education Committee (PEC) which forms part of the National Risk Assessment Framework, and the Elmore Stoutt High School Drama Society.
Chairperson of the PEC, Ms. Trevecca Hodge expressed gratitude to the members of the drama society for their assistance with the production of the infomercial, and presented the group with an all-in-one printer as a token of appreciation. Ms Hodge explained that the infomercial highlights customer due diligence, its importance and the type of information that is required by institutions such as banks and insurance companies.
Drama Society Teacher, Mrs. Janice George-Harris expressed gratitude to PEC for the opportunity given to the drama society to give back to the community by producing the infomercial. She also thanked the committee for the donation.
The infomercial is currently being aired on local radio and television stations. A complementary educational pamphlet is also being created for dissemination.
The PEC’s responsibility is to sensitise the public on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of financing measures through various campaigns including the publishing of literature and producing infomercials as partnered with the drama society.
The Public Education Committee was established by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands in April 2014 in preparation for the Virgin Islands’ mutual evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in 2017.
The committee forms part of the National Risk Assessment Framework which also includes the National Risk Assessment Council and the National Risk Assessment Steering Group.