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Special Reports

Unleashing Cayman’s Potential: A Journey Towards Prosperity And Unity
February 6, 2024

Having spent most of 2023 studying the Cayman Islands economy and actively engaging with Caymanians and policymakers, I feel compelled to share my analysis and insights. I am grateful that Cayman has a robust statistical framework thanks to the ESO, more so than many in the Caribbean – and this facilitates our ongoing analysis. After […]

The Historic Africa-led UN Tax Convention – THE DECOLONIZATION OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
November 16, 2023

African nations were all able to unite to champion the UN Tax Convention in an unprecedented effort to release themselves from the shackles of their (former) colonizers – at least for tax governance. But parts of the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific, are not supporting the effort. Next Tuesday’s UN vote is our only […]

Cayman Islands’ Proposed Bond Issue – Q&A with Marla Dukharan
January 28, 2022

Marla shares her views on the most common questions we have received with respect to the recently proposed and widely debated USD400 million bond issue in the Cayman Islands.

MONTHLY REPORT

Caribbean Economic Report, April 2024
April 30, 2024

IMF updates growth projections, Fitch upgrades Jamaica and maintains positive outlook, but highlights risks to Barbados from State Owned Enterprises contingent liabilities, T&T’s FX reserves would approach zero if not for USD borrowing and drawdowns from the HSF.

Caribbean Economic Report, February 2024
February 8, 2024

GDP growth outlooks updated for 2024. All major Caribbean economies grew in 2023 except Cuba…

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EU Blacklisting

Institutional racism and bullying

The European Union’s (EU) Blacklisting policies represent indisputable examples of institutional racism and bullying. Evidence shows that the EU Blacklists are subjective and arbitrary, and depart from the stance of the global authorities on both tax compliance and countering money laundering/financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The penalties being imposed have the potential to damage Blacklisted economies irreparably. This is nothing short of economic warfare.

We, the former European colonies, are being held to a higher standard than our former colonizers, BY our former colonizers. We are still denied the sovereignty and freedom to manage our domestic affairs — even in a manner similar to that of our former colonizers.

FACTS DO MATTER

The lives of the people of Blacklisted countries do matter, and the truth is not so easily suppressed.

  • There is no known effective legal or other recourse for Blacklisted countries to pursue to appeal for justice.
  • There is no precedent for this in history.

Appeal to your EU Ambassador to have this discriminatory policy changed.

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