May 21, 2018

UK: Government crackdown on ‘frightening’ tax havens welcomed by North East MP

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By Jonathan Walker From Chronicle Live County Durham MP Helen Goodman backs new law making it easier to discover who owns businesses A Government climbdown on tax havens and money laundering has been welcomed by a Labour MP. Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Auckland, said: “The level of corruption is frightening, so to win […]

BVI: Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

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Media Release from the Government of British Virgin Islands Friday, May 11, 2018 — Statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the hon. Orlando Smith on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen: It is now just over a week since the UK Parliament accepted an amendment to impose public […]

Cruise Group lauds U.S. Virgin Islands partnership

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From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the Ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high”. Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and lessons […]

Caymanian lawyer secures position at top investment management firm

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From Maples and Calder George Town, Grand Cayman | Following a successful career at Maples and Calder, Caymanian lawyer Caroline Dell has taken a position as an in-house counsel with Man Group, an active investment management firm, in London after three secondments with the company. Caroline completed her Bachelors of Law with Honours and Legal […]

Umno’s stealing binge hits pandemic levels: Mara thieves mimicked Najib’s 1MDB model – enough irrefutable paper trail to ‘hang’ culprits

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From Malaysia Chronicle Mara corruption in Melbourne property market, assisted by Raine Horne valuers hits headlines in Australia Raine Horne KL embroiled in global corruption scandal prime Melbourne property, corrupt M’sian officials, Panama Papers leak scandal – vastly inflated valuation of 280-room Swanston Street http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/the-australian-building-that-made-almost-20m-for-corrupt-malaysians-20180126-p4yyxd.html Corrupt M’sia money distorts Melbourne market 746 Swanston St. bought […]

Final group of Cayman Islands’ officers returns from BVI as the RCIPS ends its deployments to the sister territory

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From RCIPS The latest deployment of RCIPS officers to the British Virgin Islands returned to Cayman yesterday, 18 January. The return of this group of seven officers, who remained in BVI over the holiday period, marks the end of the RCIPS’ deployments to the sister territory in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last […]

Trump’s buyers may have laundered money: Investigation finds over a fifth of his US condominiums have been purchased by unidentified organizations in secret and in cash since the 1980s

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By Michelle Ganney From Daily Mail UK More than a fifth of Trump’s condos in the US went to unidentified buyers who paid in secret and in cash, an investigation has found More than 1,300 Trump condominiums were bought by shell companies Treasury Department has said these characteristics suggest the buyers may be laundering money […]

Stunning images captured by aircrew at RAF bases in Oxfordshire

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By Katie Horsfall From The Herald UK An RAF Puma helicopter under lights and an A400M Atlas cruising over Belgium are among the stunning images captured by photographers in the armed forces during 2017. The Ministry of Defence’s ‘Best of Defence Imagery’ gallery contains 85 of the very best snaps over the past year. The […]

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Humanitarian Situation Report, 19 December 2017

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Published on 19 Dec 2017 Situation in numbers 39,000 # affected children in need of assistance in Irma- and Maria-affected countries 19,800 # affected children in Dominica 169 # children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica Highlights As of 13 December 2017, most schools in all hurricane-impacted Eastern Caribbean countries have reopened, […]

Kenny Chesney is rescuing animals in the Caribbean

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by Teddy McDonald From Country1025 Kenny Chesney is still heavily involved in recovery efforts in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, which experienced heavy damage in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria earlier this year. His focus these days is slightly different than it was when he started, however. Kenny first stepped up to […]