January 19, 2020

Iran nuclear deal: UK won’t walk away, says Boris Johnson

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From BBC Britain has “no intention of walking away” from the Iran nuclear deal despite the United States pulling out, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says. Mr Johnson told MPs the UK would “strive to preserve the gains” made by the international agreement. The 2015 deal curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of […]

Extradition Ordered for Jamaican Muslim Cleric Accused in US of Recruiting for ISIS

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From CARIBBEAN360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday May 2, 2018 – A judge has signed an extradition warrant, ordering radical Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal be handed over to authorities in the United States to face terrorism-related charges. But el-Faisal has 15 days to challenge the extradition order made by Parish Court Judge Broderick Smith. US […]

Pope calls for Peace in Easter Message: ‘Hope and Dignity’

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From Newsmax On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis in his Easter Sunday message called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria,” and extending to the entire Middle East, the Korean peninsula and parts of Africa affected by “hunger, endemic conflicts and terrorism.” […]

India’s Capillary Technologies raises $20M from Warburg Pincus and Sequoia

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by Jon Russell From TechCrunch Capillary Technologies, an India-based startup that helps e-commerce businesses manage their marketing and customer engagement, has pulled in $20 million in fresh funding from existing investors Warburg Pincus and Sequoia. The company said it plans to use the capital to develop its products and R&D, including a new focus on the […]

US threatens to end aid to Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — United States President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off American aid to any country, including those in the Caribbean, that votes for a resolution at the United Nations condemning his recent decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump’s statement, delivered at a cabinet […]

Cayman Islands latest jurisdiction to unveil foundations legislation

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By: Helen Burggraf From International Investment Cayman Islands latest jurisdiction to unveil foundations legislation The Cayman Islands has brought into force new legislation allowing for the creation of “foundation companies”, in what experts there are hoping will enable companies established under Cayman company law to function like a civil law foundation, while retaining separate legal […]

ADGM recognised as an attractive and tax efficient aircraft financing and leasing hub

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From Mondovisione ADGM Recognised As An Attractive And Tax Efficient Aircraft Financing And Leasing Hub For The Region – Based On PwC’s Latest Aviation Comparative Jurisdiction Report, Focusing On The Wide UAE Double Tax Treaty The strength and role of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) as a strategic hub for aircraft financing and leasing has […]

Epic Saudi fraud trial coming to a close in Cayman court

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By Eugenio Montesano From International Advisor One of the biggest trials in Cayman Islands history involving the Middle East’s longest-running business feud is coming to an end after a year in court. Saudi Arabian hospitality, food and real estate group Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Bros. (Ahab) collapsed in 2009. As a result, Ahab was unable […]

CNN: Navy laser weapon can hit missiles at speed of light

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax The U.S. Navy already has deployed lasers that can take out land- and air-based targets, and is developing second-generation weapons to hit missiles at the speed of light, CNN reported. The LaWS, or Laser Weapons System, is being used onboard the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship and can take down […]

In focus: [Peter Polack] New book chronicles 100 years of filming in Jamaica

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By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life A new book documenting the international movie industry filming in Jamaica was released earlier this month and hopes to share the history of Jamaica as a destination for filming. In the book, “Jamaica, the Land of Film,” author Peter Polack chronicles all of the mainstream films from the early […]