2017 Caribbean Watch List

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Ricardo Swire

International documentation continues to highlight the seriousness of money laundering and drugs trafficking in Caribbean territories, a March 2017 US State Department Report focusing on the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis’ susceptibility to “corruption and money laundering.”

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Stealing Tax Cash

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Ricardo Swire

Two Caribbean islands are in the spotlight of a £100 million international law enforcement investigation. Antigua & Barbuda and the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis join India, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates, as issuant of high value contracts to a wanted UK businessman, Peter Singh Virdee. The property magnate and chairman of the “Virdee Foundation” charity, which assists vulnerable women and children with £200,000 annually, is in British law enforcement’s custody.

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