2019

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 […]

The Panama Papers could have been a massive moment in history. However, the culture of tax havens, creative taxation and billionaires paying zero tax remains.      An Oxfam report released on January 20 revealed that last year 26 billionaires owned the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.8 billion people around the globe. This was down […]

Testimony Supports Bill Requiring States to Collect Beneficial Ownership Information at Entity Formation As we have blogged, the proposed Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (the “Act”) seeks to ensure that persons who form legal entities in the U.S. disclose the beneficial owners of those entities. Specifically, the Act would amend the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) to compel the […]

Allowing the owners of shell companies to hide their identities from United States authorities constitutes a “significant loophole” in the country’s ability to tackle money laundering and illicit financing, a senior Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official told a powerful Washington committee this week. This cloak of legal anonymity facilitated by state laws is frustrating […]

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We turn now to a damning investigation revealing the widespread abusive use of solitary confinement in immigration jails overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The United Nations special rapporteur on torture says solitary confinement should only be used in exceptional […]