Archive | May, 2005

Mystery of Bre-X Geologist

I had planned on providing more information about Cayman Islands today but when I came across this story in one my favorite daily reads (see: ResourceInvestor.com) I couldn’t resist sharing it, since this is one of the biggest scandals in history, and a blight on the history of the Toronto Stock Exchange. De Guzman Lives? […]

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History of the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands were first sighted by European explorers on 10 May, 1503, owing to a chance wind that blew Christopher Columbus’ ship off course. On his fourth trip to the New World, Columbus was en route to the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic) when his ship was thrust westward toward […]

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The Offshore Solution

J.J. Childers, JD, author of the “Secret Millionare Series” says; “The Offshore Solution” is an important contribution to anyone’s library.” Terry L. Neal also authored the popular “Offshore Advantage”, both books enjoy 4 of 5 star ratings and good reviews. Other books by the same author include; Barter and the Future of Money: The Currency […]

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Sovereign Life in Brasil

Recently I was invited to contribute some stories to International Living, that with any luck, may be considered for the “Daily Postcards” or maybe even published in the Magazine. In a letter from the web editor I was asked some specific questions about working and living in Brasil. So, I wrote my response, which turned […]

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The Asset Protection Trust

Even if you are not a lawyer, you undoubtedly have heard something about the trust concept. Trusts are widely known because the trust is one of the most popular estate planning vehicles, used both for the inter-generational transfer of wealth and for avoidance of the burdensome probate process required when an estate is passed under […]

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Foreign Asset Protection Trusts

Everything you ever wanted to know about Foreign Asset Protection Trusts (FAPT), from the Atlanta, Ga. based Law Firm of Riser Adkisson LLP, presents the most thorough resource I’ve seen on the web, related to this topic. Here’s an excerpt from their website; The Foreign Asset Protection Trust (FAPT) exists by virtue of spendthrift trust […]

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Offshore Tax Avoidance in California

Recently I found an interesting article about Corporate Tax Avoidance in the State of California, and although it’s commentary from a Southern California newspaper, and a little biased towards offshore banking being evasion, rather than avoidance, there are aspects of this article worth reading. Drop anchor on offshoring WE agree with Assemblywoman Judy Chu, D-Monterey […]

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Living in Brasil

I love living in Sao Paulo, and since I published an article yesterday about the future of software and data-center outsourcing, which I’m an advocate of, then it’s only fair to tell the whole story… because there’s some problems here too. An adverse effect of a society that has so much wealth, natural resources, and […]

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Brazil aims to be outsourcing giant

By Todd Benson The New York Times – SÃO PAULO On a recent trip to California, Luiz Fernando Furlan, the Brazilian trade minister, went out of his way to plug his country as the next stop in the global rush for software services and information technology. “The image of Brazil is soccer, coffee and samba, […]

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My Life in CIA, a Chronicle of 1973

Reviewed by Alan Furst The New York Times In the early 1970s, word got around the expatriate community in Paris that Harry Mathews “was CIA.” Why? Well, as he writes in his new autobiographical novel, he was thought to be very rich, and gay; he had an Ivy League, WASP sort of background; he had […]

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