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moneyA new report says the wealthiest people in the world have exploited loopholes in international tax rules, evading the taxman and sheltering $21 trillion or more in offshore accounts in the Caribbean and other places.

The report, released here by the economic transparency group Tax Justice Network, titled “The Price of Offshore Revisited”, noted that between $21 trillion and $32 trillion could be hidden in tax havens in countries like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

j-carrollShe may be facing some personal challenges, but Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is focused on building business-to-business relationships between Florida and her native home Trinidad & Tobago.

As Trinidad & Tobago celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence this month, Carroll leads about thirty small and medium-sized businesses on a trade mission to the twin island republic. The week-long business tour of the country’s oil & gas, manufacturing, and service industries will hopefully lead to partnerships and fruitful investment for the resource-rich island and the state of Florida.

 

ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Jamaican deejay Busy Signal is set to face trial here next month in for fleeing a decade ago to avoid a drug trial. United States Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan set Aug. 27, 2012 as the date for the commencement of the trial before Judge Donovan W. Frank in Courtroom 7C, at 316 N. Robert Street.

On June 26 Busy Signal, born Glendale Gordon, pleaded not guilty to one count of failure to appear in court and waived the reading of the indictment. He was ordered detained pending his trial. Busy Signal was charged in Feb. 2002 with two counts related to cocaine trafficking. He fled before his trial was to begin in Minnesota and was a fugitive for the past decade, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Dunn, said in court.

 

 

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica's leading telecommunications company, LIME, announces historic mobile rates effective, June 15 2012 that will revolutionise the Jamaican mobile market.

At a press conference hosted at its Kingston headquarters yesterday, Garry Sinclair, Managing Director revealed the new TALK EZ plan with an unprecedented one rate $2.99 per minute charge for on-net prepaid and international calls to the USA, Canada & UK landlines. Consumers can opt in to the new TALK EZ plan by dialling *123*1# and pressing send.

"This is truly ground-breaking for the entire industry. It is also a seminal moment in our nation's history with consumers as the biggest winners. LIME Jamaica is leading the charge in making voice calls cost significantly less," Sinclair highlighted. "TALK EZ's "one-rate" charge means that a consumer can call a relative in Clarendon, Toronto or New York for the same unbelievably low rate of $2.99 per minute," he continued.

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