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In his speech to world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 26, US president Donald Trump referred to his economic achievements during his first year in office. These included cutting corporation tax, lowering the unemployment rate and growing the economy by 1.5 percent to 2.3 percent in 2017.  READ MORE

A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism.  READ MORE    

Grenada is one of eight countries now without a vote at the General Assembly of the United Nations. Under Article 19 of the Charter, a Member State in arrears in the payment of its dues in an amount that equals or exceeds the contributions due for two preceding years can lose its vote in the […]

MIAMI—Russia is solidifying its footing close to U.S. shores, in the Caribbean, a region Moscow abandoned after the Cold War and has gradually returned to with investment, diplomacy and military hardware. In recent months Russia has developed a multidimensional relationship with the tiny nation of Grenada, whose name has resonated with many Americans since President […]

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APPLEBY CLIENT FBME IS BANNED FROM US FINANCIAL SYSTEM The firm at the heart of the Paradise Papers leak provided offshore services to a bank accused of facilitating terrorist financing, transnational organised crime and the Syrian government’s chemical weapons programme.  READ MORE HERE      

Eight jurisdictions have been removed from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns. Barbados, Grenada, the Republic of Korea, Macao SAR, Mongolia, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates are moved to a separate category of jurisdictions subject to close monitoring. […]

ICIJ’s Paradise Papers and Panama Papers investigations have spurred many reforms, but ongoing public pressure is needed for more change.  READ MORE HERE  

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AS ANTIGUA LOSES CANADA VISA-PRIVILEGES, CARIBBEAN ACCESS TO SCHENGEN AND UK ALSO AT RISK This story is a reprint from  June 27, 2017 Following Canadian immigration authorities’ announcement to end Antigua & Barbuda’s visa-free access – to the shock and chagrin of much of the CIP industry – contours of the full extent of the […]


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