This news release is issued to publicise the addition of 1 entry to the Haiti sanctions regime.
The Haiti (Sanctions) Regulations 2022 (S.I. 2022/1281) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (the Sanctions Act) and provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies responsible for, complicit in or engaged in acts which threaten the peace, security or stability of Haiti. The Haiti (Sanctions) Regulations 2022 have effect in the Isle of Man by the Haiti (Sanctions) (Isle of Man) Order 2022 (S.I. 2022/1340).
On 28 December 2022 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List. This list provides details of those designated under sanctions legislation.
The following entry has been added to the consolidated list and is now subject to an asset freeze:
- Jimmy CHERIZIER (Group ID: 15704)
Low quality a.k.a: BARBEQUE Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):HAI0001 (UN Ref):HTi.001 Jimmy Cherizier (AKA 'Barbeque') has engaged in acts that threaten the peace, security, and stability of Haiti and has planned, directed, or committed acts that constitute serious human rights abuses. Jimmy Cherizier is one of Haiti’s most influential gang leaders and leads an alliance of Haitian gangs known as the 'G9 Family and Allies.' Listed on: 28/12/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 28/12/2022 Last Updated: 28/12/2022 Group ID: 15704.
What you must do
Financial institutions and other persons are required to check whether you maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, designated individuals. If so, you must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, not deal with those funds or economic resources, make those funds or economic resources available to a designated person, or make those funds or economic resources available for the benefit of a designated person. You must also report your findings to the FIU.
Failure to comply with financial and trade sanctions legislation or to attempting to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated person, you are not required to report these details again.
Consequently the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the Consolidated List. This list provides details of those designated under sanctions legislation.
Further details on the UN measures in respect of Haiti can be found on the relevant UN Sanctions Committee webpage.
Further details of the sanctions regime related to Haiti and links to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.