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Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in Citizenship by InvestmentThe Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), operated by many countries in the world, including the US, Spain, Switzerland, Malta and Portugal to name a few, is particularly misrepresented in relation to the small countries in the Eastern Caribbean. At the outset, I make it clear that this commentary is not a defence or apology for any governments in the Eastern Caribbean - past or present - that have not administered and operated the CIP’s at a high international standard.

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Squandermania, Structural Adjustments, Referendums and Elections!!!Squandermania, Structural Adjustments, Referendums and elections... were always with us … let me take you back down memory lane. I want to remind you of something said to me by former Prime Minister, thinker, historian, economist and author Mr. George I. Brizan who came to live in St. Paul’s with his family from Vincennes in St. David  in 1972.

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The Future of Financial Services in the Caribbean: International Tax Competition, Globalization and Fiscal SovereigntyA presentation by Sir Ronald Sanders on Friday 17 February 2017 at a Conference organised by Goethals Consulting Corp in Panama on “Widening the Pathways to Open Societies” I have been asked to speak on “The Future of Financial Services in the Caribbean” in the context of “International Tax Competition, Globalisation and Fiscal Sovereignty”. As I speak, that future is bleak.

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President Trump’s Policies and the CaribbeanThe President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is systematically implementing the pledges he made during the Presidential election campaign.   Those who argued that limitations on Presidential power and the restraining hands of Cabinet and Congress, would cause many, if not all, of the President’s promises to fall by the wayside, are now becoming convinced of his determination.

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