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The US and the EU in harmful tax competitionOver the last few weeks, a trans-Atlantic war of words has been going on between the US Treasury and the European Union Commission (EC) over what amounts to ‘harmful tax competition’. That’s the infamous phrase coined in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) when, in the late 1990’s, over 30 small states, including ones in the Caribbean were targeted as ‘tax havens’.

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CONSTITUTION REFORM: THE PROCESS & THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF REFERENDUM DATE - PART 2By Claudette Joseph In relation to a Bill to amend the Constitution, Section 39 of the Constitution provides that: (1) two-thirds of the members of the Lower House must vote in favour of it; (2) a period of at least 90 days must pass between the first and second readings in the Lower House; 3) it then goes to the Senate (Upper House) to be debated and voted on a simple majority; (4) it is approved on a referendum by no less than two-thirds of all the people who cast valid votes at that refere...

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Trump's Mississippi miscalculationFive years ago, on June 26, 2011, a 47-year-old man, Craig Anderson, was on his way to celebrate his birthday when he was attacked and murdered by ten white teenagers in a parking lot in Jackson, Mississippi. Why? No reason, other than he was black. The ten reportedly first attacked Anderson, punching him repeatedly, before running him over with a truck and driving off. They were heard by witnesses to shout “white power” and “f...

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Where has fight in developing countries gone?The ease with which developed countries appoint heads of international and multi-national organisations (sometimes in the guise of an election) is not their achievement alone; it is also the fault of developing countries who let them.

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