October 2018

A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the EU’s smallest state are branded traitors. The windswept field where the mother-of-three’s burnt-out car ended up on 16 October 2017, has become a monument to her life. Experts […]

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On October 8, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari signed what is now known as the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS) into law. This is an Executive Order As the name implies, an order is termed ‘executive’ when the executive arm of government issues one without consulting the other arms of government in the legislature and […]

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Denmark Suffers Greatest Increase in Annual Risk Rating The Basel Institute on Governance (“Basel Institute”) recently announced that the associated Basel Centre for Asset Recovery has released its seventh annual Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index (“AML Index”) for 2018, described by the Basel Institute as “an independent, research-based ranking that assesses countries’ risk exposure to money laundering and terrorist financing.”  The risk scores for […]

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PHOTO: REUTERS VALETTA, MALTA: A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the EU’s smallest state are branded traitors. The windswept field where the mother-of-three’s burnt-out car ended up on October 16, 2017, has become a monument to […]

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DPA/Reuters/AFP/Islamabad A senior judge who accused the country’s powerful spy agency of manipulating elections has been sacked.Shaukat Siddiqui was removed as judge of a high court in the capital Islamabad through an order issued overnight by the president of Pakistan, the law ministry announced yesterday.“The President of Pakistan has been pleased to remove Mr Justice […]

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NEW DELHI: The income tax department, which carried out multiple searches at the premises of media baron Raghav Bahl and his news portal Quint on Thursday, is scanning transactions of over Rs 200 crore to see if there were “bogus long-term capital gains” of Rs 118 crore allegedly booked by him and his wife. The […]

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Will Fitzgibbon Edward Carver Offshore entities played a key role in a network of companies owned by a rich and powerful shrimp merchant in the African island nation of Madagascar, according to documents from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Panama Papers investigation. ICIJ collaborated with non-profit environmental science and conservation news organization Mongabay to […]

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Will Fitzgibbon Edward Carver Offshore entities played a key role in a network of companies owned by a rich and powerful shrimp merchant in the African island nation of Madagascar, according to documents from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Panama Papers investigation. ICIJ collaborated with non-profit environmental science and conservation news organization Mongabay to […]

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An influential shrimp magnate in Madagascar moved millions of dollars among shell companies based in offshore tax havens, raising the possibility that one of the world’s poorest countries is missing out on important tax revenues. Aziz Ismail, 85, a French citizen born in Madagascar, bought into Madagascar’s shrimp business in 1973. His empire, known generally […]

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