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opinion By Jeff Kanani A former head of the public service, Dr Sally Kosgei, has been mentioned in a new wave of offshore leaked documents, The Paradise Papers. The papers indicate that Dr Kosgei, the Taita-Taveta University chancellor, used a Mauritius-based company to buy apartment buildings worth more than Sh100 million in central London. Last […]

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In Vanuatu, a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, a popular tourist attraction is something called land diving. Villagers on the lush outer island of Pentecost jump headfirst from a tall wooden tower with tree vines tied to their ankles to break their fall. For the divers, the rite of passage is a plunge into […]

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Around 60 cases against suspected tax evaders have been dropped by the district attorney’s office due to a break in case proceedings while waiting for a decision from the European Court of Human Rights. Kjarninn reported first. Many of the dropped cases are against individuals who appeared in the Panama Papers and a large part […]

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The Paradise Papers have revealed a lack of opposition parties in Britain’s Crown Dependencies featured in Apple’s decisions on where to hold its offshore cash. The Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey all offer low rates of taxation to entice businesses and wealthy individuals, marketing themselves as “politically stable”. In Jersey – where Apple held […]

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By JEFF KANANIMore by this Author A former head of the public service, Dr Sally Kosgei, has been mentioned in a new wave of offshore leaked documents, The Paradise Papers. The papers indicate that Dr Kosgei, the Taita-Taveta University chancellor, used a Mauritius-based company to buy apartment buildings worth more than Sh100 million in central […]

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The European Parliament convened this evening to debate the state of the rule of law in Malta, the second such debate since the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last month.  As with the first debate, Caruana Galizia’s family were present in the Strasbourg hall as MEPs from all political groups lined up to lambast the […]

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J.Scott Bronstein <!––> Make text smaller Make text larger Tax moves: Donald Trump is seeking to pass reforms to relax restrictions on Wall Street Related Stories In the wake of the Paradise Papers, I am sure there is no shortage of people on your island who have opinions on how your government and legal community […]

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All of us want to minimize our taxes. Recently leaked documents dubbed the Paradise Papers offer insight into the elaborate strategies employed by very wealthy individuals to reduce their tax burden. Names that have surfaced in the massive data leak released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists include Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, George […]

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Democratic senators have asked two government watchdogs to investigate the finances of Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary, after his business ties to Vladimir Putin’s family were detailed in the Paradise Papers. Led by senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Cory Booker of New Jersey, the Democrats formally requested separate inquiries by the government accountability […]

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Image caption Labour’s Dame Margaret Hodge said tax avoidance was taking place on an “industrial scale” The government should use next week’s Budget to crack down on issues of tax avoidance raised by the release of the Paradise Papers, an ex-minister says. Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, who led an emergency… read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41986273

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Yang Xiuzhu is escorted from a plane upon arriving at the Beijing Capital International Airport. The former vice mayor and China’s most-wanted fugitive is accused of corruption and was arrested after returning from the United States. (Yin Gang/Xinhua/AP) On Oct. 27, the vice president and heir apparent to the tiny oil-rich West African state of Equatorial […]

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