November 21, 2019

Cayman ‘Economic Substance’ crackdown impacting HK Hedge Funds

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By Elizabeth Beattie From Asian Legal Business The Cayman Islands’ new Economic Substance Law, which targets multinational using strategically placed subsidies to lessen taxation, is impacting Hong Kong hedge funds, according to lawyers the legislation, which came into force in this year after concerns were expressed by the European Union, targets large companies that move […]

Brexit: MPs’ vote on deal ruled out by Speaker John Bercow

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From BBC The Commons Speaker has refused a government request to hold a “yes” or “no” vote on its Brexit deal. John Bercow said a motion on the deal had been brought before MPs on Saturday, and it would be “repetitive and disorderly” to debate it again. Saturday’s sitting saw MPs vote to withhold approval […]

UK: Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move

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From BBC A Scottish judge has dismissed a move to force Boris Johnson to comply with a law aimed at avoiding a no-deal Brexit. Campaigners had wanted to ensure that the prime minister would write to the EU to request an extension if no deal is in place by 19 October. They argued that statements […]

Expose the EU’s link to slavery in Libya

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From Freedom United You’ve seen the news in Libya. Enough is enough. We’ve got to act now. 53 migrants and refugees dead in an airstrike.[1] Black Africans being sold off for forced labor.[2] Detainees being forced to take up arms in the Libyan civil war.[3] The world was shocked when news of slave markets in Libya broke two years […]

Exports of essential oils from the Caribbean to Europe are increasing due to the boom in natural cosmetics

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Natural cosmetics are growing at an annual rate of 8-10% in the EU, increasing demand for natural ingredients like essential oils 50% of British consumers favour cosmetics made from natural ingredients, the highest figure in Europe In the past year, exports of essential oils from CARICOM to the EU have grown by 33% Caribbean companies […]

European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a #CommonFuture

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From EEAS Europa The EU is setting out a vision for renewed political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean. The ‘Joint Communication’ comes 10 years after the last major EU strategy for the region. It comes at a difficult time of crisis in Venezuela, where the EU is actively seeking a peaceful and democratic way […]

Caribbean Creative Practitioners being prepped to access export opportunities to the European Union

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 4, 2019. Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and T&T Coalition of services Industries hosted a Cultural and Creative Industries Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago. The event which occurred from March 27th – 28th, 2019 empowered Caribbean creative practitioners with the much-needed […]

Brexit: MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement/See update

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From BBC MPs have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a margin of 58. It means the UK has missed an EU deadline to delay Brexit to 22 May and leave with a deal. The prime […]

St. Kitts & Nevis PM Harris’ address at Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the beautiful Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. I trust that while here you will find the time to enjoy not only the warm hospitality of our people, but also the amazing beauty of our country.  Our Country has become the home for many […]

OTs Attorneys General annual conference opening ceremony – H.E. Governor of the Cayman Islands

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OPENING REMARKS BY GOVERNOR ROPER (INLCUDING ON BEHALF OF THE UK AG) Thank you Cabinet Secretary and Attorney General for your welcoming words. I am delighted to see so many of you here today at what is an important date in the Overseas Territory’s calendar. As you are aware we were hoping to have the […]