Premier defends Turks and Caicos reputation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:britain, ed miliband, premier rufus ewing, reputation, tax information exchange agreements, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Feb 2015 – TCI Premier stating that these islands are not a ‘tax haven’ and taking grave exception to statements made by UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband who is under fire from overseas territories which are outraged at his charges lined to alleged tax dodgers. Hon Rufus Ewing in a statement issued yesterday explains that the TCI is a well regulated, compliant jurisdiction and that the country stands in solidarity with other OTs on the matter. Premier listed that the TCI has maintained and I quote: “…FATF Standards, Global Forum Standards and have signed numerous Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), including the US-FATCA, UK-FATCA and multilateral agreement on automatic exchange of information in Berlin on 29 October 2014, among numerous others agreements.” Most recently, he said, the Deputy Premier joined other UK OT Leaders, and supported the UK Prime Minister Cameron during his presidency of the G8 as the United Kingdom made commitments to improve transparency of information to combat tax evasion, money laundering and financing of terrorism. It was explained that for the territories, Prime Minister Cameron – whom he said does not label the territories as Tax Havens – is already acting on commitments for a publicly available central registry of beneficial ownership of companies in the UK and has encouraged the territories to follow the lead. Ed Miliband in statements made on the weekend said he was sending a letter to warn the territories about sheltering tax evaders who are causing the people of Britain to miss out on benefits from their tax dollars. The Premier said he has received no letter; at least not yet. Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Crown Land Motion by PDM demands better process Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aidlast_img read more

Furnace mishap at South Bay funeral home releases cremation smoke

first_img May 24, 2018 Posted: May 24, 2018 NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) — A furnace mishap at a South Bay funeral home briefly sent smoke from a crematorium into the air near the interchange of Interstate 5 and state Route 54 interchange Thursday, authorities reported.An oven door that remained open while in operation for unknown reasons began sending smoke out of a chimney at Cortez Cremations & Funeral Services in the 100 block of West 35th Street in National City shortly after noon, according to fire department officials.Smoke also escaped into the business before an automated system shut off the furnace, extinguished the fire and sent a chemical air-cleansing agent into the building, said Frank Parra, director of emergency services for the city alongside San Diego Bay.The accident caused no structural damage or injuries and necessitated no evacuations or road closures, according to Parra. The release of smoke was not believed to have posed any health risks, he said.Firefighters used large fans to clear the errant air impurities out of the building, the city official said.The personnel cleared the scene after about 45 minutes.“It was mitigated pretty quick,” Parra said.It was unclear if the accident resulted from an equipment problem or was due to operator error. Furnace mishap at South Bay funeral home releases cremation smoke KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Womens Roller Derby Returns To Wilmington On June 23

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Boston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Saturday, June 23, 2018.Doors open at 4pm.  Live music at 4:30pm. The action begins at 5pm with the Third Place Game — The Harbor Horrors vs. The Nutcrackers.  More live music at 6:30pm. The Championship Game — The Wicked Pissahs vs. The Cosmonaughties — takes place at 7pm. An After Party starts at 9pm in the Fez Room. Tickets include admission to the game, plus entry into the after party.Tickets are $12 (advance) and $16 (at the door) for adults; $6 (advance) and $8 (at the door) for kids (6-17); and kids under 6 are free. There is a small fee for online purchases. Discounted tickets are available for large groups, as is a VIP Package.  Purchase your tickets HERE. Join the Facebook event HERE.  Learn more about the league HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On June 15In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On May 18In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On August 3In “Sports”last_img read more