Sri Lanka needs a complete overhaul of the tax system to keep a check on the instant millionaires and billionaires that appear to be sprouting out of virtually nothing. People should be held accountable for the wealth they amass   By Dr Srimewan Dharmaratne The Easter Sunday atrocities have exposed the murky world of financial […]

The current PTI government needs to consolidate democratic norms, and part with its short-sighted style of bypassing parliament. In an unprecedented fashion, the PTI government instituted direct elections of local government heads in KP and Punjab, which is a step in the right direction. However, this was operationalised through an ordinance, rather than being passed […]

Summary: Former UK ambassador Craig Murray looks at oddities in the latest steps by Western government to suppress Julian Assange. This is the Deep State at work, the hidden hands made visible. We can learn much from this, if we pay attention. You will find no insights about the Deep State in the major media.

PANAMA CITY —  U.S.-educated political veteran Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo won Panama’s presidential election in a close race on Sunday, with the electoral tribunal declaring him winner by just over two percentage points. In his victory speech, Cortizo called for national unity, after winning 33.2 percent of the vote with the Central American country divided about […]

Time seems long overdue for the Second Republic to supplant with dizzifying actions rhetorical denunciation of maggots fattening themselves on what does not belong to them so that Zimbabweans are spared the ignominy of being frowned upon collectively and globally as corrupt people. But what combative measures should be taken to achieve desired results, you […]

The Chronicle Stephen Mpofu Time seems long overdue for the Second Republic to supplant with dizzifying actions rhetorical denunciation of maggots fattening themselves on what does not belong to them so that Zimbabweans are spared the ignominy of being frowned upon collectively and globally as corrupt people. But what combative measures should be taken to […]

Recent company registry filings in Jersey show that Sri Ram Tumuluri has placed nine of the previously hidden Jersey companies involved in the Vitals Global Healthcare (VGH) concession’s web of offshore companies and contracts into liquidation. These offshore companies, revealed as the result of an investigation by The Shift News, appear to have been established […]

A colossal Eurasian supercontinent is forming. From Tokyo to Lisbon, groups of Asian and European nations are hammering out history-altering trade deals and building billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure to better bind themselves together. With the ideological lines that divided East and West during the Cold War fading away, the links between Asia and […]

Iran’s global battering ram, the U.S.-designated terrorist group Lebanese Hezbollah, has entered such dire financial straits that it can no longer supply free groceries to its employees and beseeches the people to fill donation boxes. So said The Washington Post in a May 18 story, which squared with a March 28 story in The New […]

…The region’s biggest collaboration spurred some nations to act, while others remained silent. Twelve months after the publication of West Africa’s largest journalism collaboration, authorities in the region continue to probe some leads – and ignore others. West Africa Leaks uncovered offshore companies and bank accounts of potentates from the region, which loses more revenue […]

The team behind the Daphne Project walked away with a special European press prize on Thursday during a ceremony held in Warsaw. The European press prize celebrates the highest achievements in European journalism. Forbidden Stories, the French NGO that coordinated the collaboration between 18 media houses, including Times of Malta, picked up the special award […]