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Escaping the international tax cartel through technology

In 1800, average income per capita across the world was around $1,200 (in 2017 dollars). In Europe, it was around $2,000 and in Ottoman...

External regulatory developments continue to plague Caribbean financial centers

Caribbean international financial service jurisdictions must continue to deal with several external factors as they conduct business. Many of these developments pose challenges to...
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BVI workers relocate to Cayman after Hurricane Irma

Following the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Irma and the disruption of essential services in the British Virgin Islands, numerous corporate services providers pulled...

Five facts about the BVI that shouldn’t have come as a surprise

The British Virgin Islands cover a geographical area of 152 square kilometers and are home to around 30,000 people – plus a major international...

Using the Netherlands in international tax planning

On May 4, 2009, the Obama administration published a plan to curb tax avoidance that included the following statements:In 2004, the most recent...

In the interests of justice

While local schools, some businesses and many professionals have been on a lengthy summer hiatus, the same cannot be said for the local judiciary....

BVI banking on remedy for struggling financial sector: Bank of Asia could turn around...

At a business conference in the British Virgin Islands in January 2016, Hong Kong-based businessman Carson Wen and his then-partner, Chad Holm, publicly presented...

Confidence, not confidentiality, is the key to a healthy future for IFCs

Whether or not it could fairly be said anymore that a career offshore, rather than simply a career-building stint offshore, is to take the...

Book Review: ‘The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones: Concentrating Economic Development’ by...

Special economic zones (SEZs) with variations known as free ports, free cities, etc have been created in more than 130 countries over the last...
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Quarterly Review

Premier McLaughlin leads new 13-member coalition government The May 24 general election in the Cayman Islands brought about days of political scrambling as 19 elected...

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