June 15, 2021

International aid rules are rigged against Caribbean countries – which is why Barbuda won’t be getting aid from the UK

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By ARTHUR SNELL From Independent UK It is a cruelty made particularly bitter by the fact that the climate change fuelling these mega-hurricanes is the product largely of the same industrialised nations that run the OECD and set the aid rules “Barbuda now is literally rubble.” So said its Prime Minister Gaston Browne in the […]

Global Deal- addressing challenges in the global labour market and enabling all people to benefit from globalization

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Heads of state and government as well as those of the ILO and the OECD will present a new publication on the business case for social dialogue between the social partners and with governments. NEW YORK (ILO News) – Social dialogue can drive productivity and sustainable business growth as well as result in better training […]

Cayman Islands co-operation puts clients first

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From Executive Global As global strides towards transparency start to become a reality, beneficial owners around the world have recognised the growing attractiveness of a Cayman Islands corporate address or asset domicile, now that information sharing between governments becomes the rule rather than the exception. While it is quite clear that the OECD-inspired, trend towards […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Ire of two Prime Ministers | Sir Ronald Sanders

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From CARIBBEAN360 ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday June 9, 2017 – On May 29, two former Prime Ministers and leaders of opposing political parties in Antigua and Barbuda presented their nation’s parliament with one of those rare occasions in which in a fiery debate, they were ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’ […]

Cayman Islands AEOI portal reopens – get your filings ready …

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By Fiona Chandler From The Offshore Funds Blog Don’t all rush at once with your XML files, but the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (TIA) confirmed last week that its automatic exchange of information (AEOI) portal  is now open again for notification and some reporting functions. Those fund administrators who have taken on the task of […]

Interview with Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora

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From Market Views What has your ministry done to boost Costa Rican exports? Minister Mora: The first achievement that we can claim is that this government has accelerated the process for Costa Rica to become a full member of the OECD. The path to accession is well underway and will help improve the business environment […]

Trump’s tax plan seeks to bring back trillions in corporate profits held abroad. Can he succeed where many others have failed?

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By Sam Brodey From MINNPOST What if there were a magic source of free money, sitting just outside the borders of the United States — across the Caribbean in the Cayman Islands, perhaps — just waiting for a sharp politician to come along and enact the right policy to haul those trillions of dollars back to the […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The future of financial services in the Caribbean – Part 2

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now A presentation by Sir Ronald Sanders on Friday, February 17, 2017, at a conference organised by Goethals Consulting Corp in Panama on “Widening the Pathways to Open Societies” When, as ambassador of my country to the US, I pointed out to the Commissioner of the US Inland […]

Sanders: The future of financial services in the Caribbean – Part 1

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From Caribbean News Now A presentation by Sir Ronald Sanders on Friday, February 17, 2017, at a conference organised by Goethals Consulting Corp in Panama on “Widening the Pathways to Open Societies” I have been asked to speak on “The Future of Financial Services in the Caribbean” in the context of “International Tax Competition, Globalization […]

Cayman Islands Issue OECD Common Reporting Standard Penalty Regulations

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By Tim Clipstone, Christopher Capewell, Tim Dawson, Tim Frawley, Patrick Head, Martin Livingston, Alasdair Robertson, James Turner, Tahir Jawed, Andrew Quinn, Richard Grasby, Harjit Kaur, Michael Gagie From Maples and Calder The Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (the “Regulations”) were issued on 19 December 2016. The […]