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BAHAMAS NEW DEAL?
NASSAU. The newly elected Progressive Liberal Party government aims to enact constitutional reforms, energize the offshore financial services sector and cut property taxes.More on this story here.
The Nassau Institute says many of the anti-offshore laws rammed through by the old government are unconstitutional.More on this story here.
BERMUDANS RUSH TO GET U.K. PASSPORTS
HAMILTON. Under fire from the US Congress for tax free corporation laws, colonials rush to obtain new rights to U.K. citizenship.More on this story here and here.
Meanwhile New York newspapers continue their anti-Bermuda smear.More on this story here and here.
But the offshore re-incorporation issue could lead to real reforms, even much higher US taxes for foreign corporations in the US.More on this story here and here.
U.K. PRAISES OBEDIENT LITTLE COLONIALS
LONDON. Having done as they were told to do by Tony Blair's Labour government, UK overseas territories get a pat on their heads.More on this story here.
JERSEY COURTS THE CITY OF LONDON
The Channel Island chooses not to fight the UK, but to join it and sell itself to the financial powers that be in the City.More on this story here.
MOST SPANISH DON'T WANT GIBRALTAR
Internal Spanish politics are stirred by the Gibraltar debate as a majority of Spaniards say they think the Rock should be independent.More on this story here and here.
WEALTHY GOING STRONG IN MONACO
For Formula One's annual encampment in Monaco, the millionaires' tax haven playground is awash in huge yachts.More on this story here.
ANOTHER E.U. POWER GRAB
Now Brussels wants to be a super foreign ministry for Europe.More on this story here.
REPEAL THE U.S.A. PATRIOT ACT
If there ever was any, it's supposed justification is long gone.More on this story here.
POST 9/11 BIG BROTHER WATCHES YOU.
Police surveillance at all levels has increased enormously.More on this story here.
FBI CAN SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER IN SECRET
Nat Hentoff explains how the FBI may be in your computer.More on this story here.
HOUSE APPROVES WARRANTLESS U.S. MAIL SEARCHES
US House overwhelmingly allows US Customs agents to open any mail at the border without a search warrant on mere suspicion it contains 'monetary instruments' (cash or checks).More on this story here.
POLICE CAMERAS MAY PREDICT CRIMES
Computers could soon alert police when an unmanned camera sees what it determines is 'suspicious activity.'More on this story here and here.
INGOT I TRUST!
Fears of war, mining shortages send gold to a 2-year high.More on this story here and here.
IN MYSELF I TRUST
Who can manage your wealth for you? Look in the mirror.More on this story here.
FORBE'S 2002 INVESTMENT GUIDE
Articles about the how, when, where and why of current investments.More on this story here.
INVEST IN LATIN AMERICA
Latin America holds both risks and rewards.More on this story here.
IS THE U.S. ANOTHER ARGENTINA IN WAITING?
All the factors that caused the Argentine crisis are present in the USA.More on this story here.
EU MEDDLES WITH U.S. TAX POLICY
Dan Mitchell of the Heritage Foundation explains the EU blueprint for higher taxes for everybody, everywhere.More on this story here.
E.U. WANTS CONTINENTAL TAXATION
Grasping for more power, EU leaders want to tax all Europeans directly.More on this story here.
HOW U.K. TAX LOOPHOLES WORK
A British accountant examines tax loopholes and how they work.More on this story here.
UK wealthy use offshore trusts to beat high Brit taxes.More on this story here.
GERMAN BANK PAYS SOUTH AFRICAN FINE
Deutsche Bank agrees to a US$100 million deal to compensate for its part in offshore currency manipulation that hurt the rand last year.More on this story here and here.
I.R.S. MANIPULATES WEB SITE VISITORS
The IRS web site is being tweaked so that surfers thought to be trying to avoid taxes will be sent to IRS fraud pages instead.More on this story here.
NEW U.S. ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING RULES CAST WIDE NET
Title companies, travel agents, real estate agents all are now expected to be US government money spies.More on this story here.
And now you can get an official Certificate in anti-money laundering.More on this story here.
U.S. COUPLE PLEAD GUILTY TO OFFSHORE TAX EVASION
More Caymans Guardian Bank & Trust clients caught in IRS web.More on this story here.
IS IT TIME FOR EXPATRIATION?
David Lesperance explains how to reduce US tax liabilities by moving offshore.More on this story here.
EL PANAMA AMERICAN SAYS IT ALL
PANAMA CITY. A leading Panamanian newspaper editorially states the case against OECD blacklists and bullying of offshore tax havens.More on this story here.
MONACO IS THE PLACE TO BE
A legendary hot spot for playboys and gamblers, a tax haven for the world's wealthy, Monaco is also rich in history.More on this story here and here.
TORY LEADER GREETED AS HERO IN GIBRALTAR
Snubbed by the Spanish, Iain Duncan Smith MP is cheered in Gibraltar.More on this story here and here.
NASSAU. The new government discovers a $2 billion debt and must borrow $120 million in a hurry to keep operating.More on this story here and here.
Islanders opinion split on offshore laws review by new government.More on this story here.
NEW ZEALAND HIT FOR ANTI-OFFSHORE BIAS
Tax breaks for super yachtsmen, but not for foreign investment.More on this story here.
IS MARGARET THATCHER WINNING IN EUROPE?
The ideas of Britain's former PM gain new currency.More on this story here.
U. S. PHONY PASSPORT SCRUTINY
WASHINGTON. Try to enter the US with a stolen, forged or altered passport and here's what you may face, besides jail.More on this story here.
VOLUNTARY INCOME TAX ADVOCATE SUED
Irwin Schiff, who writes books claiming US income tax is optional, is sued for millions by a non-taxpayer who followed his advice.More on this story here.
AMERICA THE UNATTRACTIVE
Why foreign investors no longer find the USA the place to be.More on this story here.
GOLD HIGHEST SINCE 1997, DOLLAR SLUMPS
Gold goes up and the US$ down.More on this story here and here.
U.S. WIRETAPS UP LAST YEAR
All 2001 US federal and state wiretaps were up 25% over 2000, 68% on cell phones, 14% on residences. Only 1 in 5 of those arrested as a result of intercepts were convicted (732 of 3,683).More on this story here.
CARNIVORE SCREW UP CATCHES INNOCENT
The FBI e-mail surveillance system indiscriminately grabs e-mails.More on this story here.
E.U. LAW TURNS WEB SERVERS INTO SPIES
Civil liberties groups protest massive privacy intrusions.More on this story here and here.
SOFTWARE THWARTS GOVERNMENT WIRETAPS
Anti-snooping operating system close to launch.More on this story here.
Political fashions come and go, but political principles endure.More on this story here.
U.S. SAYS NO TO WORLD CRIMINAL COURT
An ominous threat to Americans, military and civilian.More on this story here.
THE U.S.A. PATRIOT ACT
Often denounced, here is the full text. Read it and weep.Full text here.
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