March 22, 2019

Consistency: The Success of the Cayman Islands

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By Jeff Thomas, From PMIFeature Writer for Doug Casey’s International Man and Strategic Wealth Preservation Not surprisingly, as I’m called upon frequently to counsel investors seeking advice on their international diversification, one of the most oft-asked questions is why my principle country of residence, the Cayman Islands, is so uniquely advantageous. Whilst I discuss this subject […]

Brexit: Theresa May ‘hopes’ UK will leave EU with a deal

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From BBC Theresa May has said she “sincerely hopes” the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still “working on” ensuring Parliament’s agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had “personal regret” over her request to delay Brexit, but said it will allow time for MPs to make a “final […]

Hong Kong voted as Top International Financial Centre by Global Corporate Services Industry: Vistra 2020 Report

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Trend toward onshore and mid-shore jurisdictions continues Hong Kong, March 18, 2019 – The latest report on the Corporate Services industry conducted by Vistra, a leading global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider, reveals that the trend toward onshore and mid-shore jurisdiction for doing business is continuing with Hong Kong topping the list, being […]

UK – Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says a ‘lot more work’ needed to get deal through

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From BBC A “lot more work” is required to get MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Jeremy Hunt has said, amid uncertainty over whether it will be put to a vote for a third time this week. The foreign secretary said there were “encouraging signs” that opponents of the deal were slowly coming round. […]

How disaster in the Caribbean affected the community in Bristol [UK]

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By Jemal Toussaint and Georgia Edwards From the Bristol Cable 18 months on from Hurricane Maria, reflections on a community response on life in the diaspora. Georgia Edwards is a Cable Media Lab graduate. Diaspora: the dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland. “Trees stripped of their bark, houses stripped of their roofs, cars tossed around like […]

UK: Brexit delay: What just happened?

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From BBC British MPs have voted for a delay in the Brexit process for three months or more, after struggling to agree on what terms the UK should leave the European Union on 29 March. You might think, after months of division, infighting and uncertainty that surely,surely, this means everything will go smoothly from here. […]

RFA Mounts Bay in Caribbean drugs bust

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By George Allison from UK Defence Journal RFA Mounts Bay recovered 100kg of Cocaine from Hessian sacks dumped in the Caribbean as drug-runners dumped their cargo and fled from authorities, say the Royal Navy. The British vessel responded to a tip off from an American patrol aircraft which reported seeing the crew of a boat […]

URGENT: Can you help get Edith to London?

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By Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United A couple of days ago, we asked our community to chip in to buy train tickets so survivors from around the UK can join our action in London. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed! We have only raised a quarter of what we need to ensure these survivors are heard at the […]

UK vulnerable to money laundering on a massive scale, find MPs

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By Hilary Osborne From The Guardian UK ‘Fragmented’ system inadequate to prevent influx of dirty money, says Treasury committee Hundreds of billions of pounds could be being laundered through the UK every year, but the government is unable to give a precise figure of the scale of the problem, MPs have found. In a report […]

UKOTP Forum 2019

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Parliamentarians and Auditors from UK and Overseas Territories come together to discuss good practice on oversight of public finances Key actors from the UK and the Overseas Territories (OTs) will meet to identify and develop good practice with the aim of enhancing oversight of public finance. The Oversight of Public Finances Forum 2019 will run […]