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December 6th, 2013
UPDATE: Premier Smith & Hon. Fraser pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has extended condolences to the people of South Africa and the rest of the world on the death of former President Nelson Mandela.

December 2nd, 2013
Four dead, 63 injured after NYC-bound Metro-North passenger train derails in Bronx

New York Daily News

A Metro-North train whipped around a sharp turn in the Bronx just before a deadly derailment Sunday morning that killed four, injured dozens and tossed passengers around like rag dolls.

November 25th, 2013
Tax havens urged to expose firms hiding fortunes on their shores

THE GUARDIAN

Campaigners have urged Britain's overseas territories to expose the true owners of shell companies set up on their shores to curb illicit financial flows that deprive poor countries of billions of dollars.

November 24th, 2013
Cyprus, three others fail global tax test; India fully compliant

By: The Economic Times

LONDON: A worldwide crackdown on illicit funds has left just four jurisdictions -- Cyprus, Luxembourg, Seychelles and British Virgin Islands -- non-compliant with global tax laws, while India has emerged as 'fully compliant'.

November 10th, 2013
Venezuela cops Miss Universe 2013 title

Moscow (AFP) - A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, on Saturday was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony.

October 13th, 2013
Bye bye, Britain! Sir Richard Branson sells Oxfordshire mansion and moves to holiday island tax haven home

Mail Online News

Sir Richard Branson has left Britain and is living on his holiday island of Necker, it emerged today.
The decision to leave the country for the British Virgin Islands is a turnaround for the charismatic 63-year-old entrepreneur, who has draped himself in the Union Flag to promote his business.

September 24th, 2013
UPDATE: Nairobi attack: Kenya forces comb Westgate site

BBC NEWS

Security forces are combing the Nairobi shopping centre attacked by suspected al-Shabab militants, as they seek for a fourth day to secure the site.

September 16th, 2013
12 victims slain in Navy Yard shooting rampage; dead suspect ID'd

Washington (CNN) -- The FBI has identified the dead suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard as Aaron Alexis, 34, a military contractor from Texas.

September 11th, 2013
Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case

NEWS ONE

In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.

August 4th, 2013
Consulates and the Vatican in chaos as HSBC tells them to find another bank

Mail Online

Diplomats in London have been thrown into chaos after Britain’s biggest bank, HSBC, sacked them as customers and gave them 60 days to move their accounts.



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