Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, his wife Michelle, his Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, and Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar are just a few of the Maltese state officials that were bestowed honorary decorations by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. The four were awarded the titles of Grand Officier Republique, Grand Officier Mérite, and Commandeur Mérite respectively […]

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As I continue to watch the slo-mo train wreck that is Brexit and the associated machinations in the UK’s House of Commons, I can’t help but fondly remember our dear old friend Prince Ucchi of Nigeria. C’mon, you remember the Prince? That jolly good egg who would periodically send out a letter informing you that […]

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Tigers rub against a cage fence at a captive breeding centre for large predators at an undisclosed location in the Free State, South Africa, in this undated picture released in November 2005 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). (Photo: EPA) … read more at: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-02-20-where-wild-things-are-under-threat-wildlife-trade-needs-to-be-dealt-with/

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The federal government has broken a promise to establish a public register of overseas shell companies owned by companies operating in Australia. The proposal was intended to assist in the detection and prosecution of illegal activities such as tax evasion by multi-national companies, as well as inform legislation designed to crack down on tax avoidance […]

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Brian Mulroney, the former prime minister of Canada. (Jacquelyn Martin/CP) In March 2014, Mila Mulroney threw a surprise 75th birthday party for her husband at Palm Beach’s private Club Colette, a glitzy event that garnered gush from American gossip columns. “Billionaires party with former Canadian prime minister,” New York Post’s Page Six announced, listing some […]

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday it had received requests for information from regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world that are investigating a money laundering scheme involving Danske Bank . The statement came in response to a Bloomberg report that said the U.S. Federal Reserve was investigating Deutsche Bank’s role in […]

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Banks realise that money laundering isn’t just a question of cost but that it can threaten their very existencePhoto: LT Archive In a year marked by damaging money laundering and tax evasion scandals, firms added thousands of employees to their anti-financial crime units, while cutting in other areas. At Danske Bank, the lender at the […]

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Olusola Fabiyi and John Ameh, Abuja Six days to the general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday raised the alarm that corrupt politicians could use their loot to undermine Saturday’s elections. Buhari, in an op-ed he personally wrote, justified his administration’s anti-corruption war. However, the Peoples Democratic Party said the President’s declaration was a sign […]

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