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Police Seek Public Assistance to Locate Wanted Man
The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 41-year-old Henry York Carter who was last known to be living in Bodden Town. Mr. Carter is wanted by the police for bre...
A man dies after falling from second floor balcony
Just after 5PM yesterday, 24 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to Ashgo Street, George Town, where it was reported...
NEWS BRIEF: 25 February 2021
World auditors voice concern at access to Cyprus cash-for-passport records
A grouping of world auditors say they are concerned that the Cypriot government is limiting examiners’ access to records from an axed citizenship-for-investment scheme that crit...
Fraudsters stepped up efforts in new year, HMRC figures show
Scam attempts by fraudsters masquerading as the UK’s tax authority surged as potential victims completed tax returns while staying at home.
UK: Bank-funded police arrest 122 fraudsters
A specialist policing unit funded by banks arrested 122 fraudsters last year amid a huge rise in money launderers using members of the public as so-called “money mules”.
U.K.’s Financial Crimes Agency Wants Companies to Invest in Compliance
The U.K.’s major economic crimes investigative agency has taken steps to emphasize the need for companies to invest in programs and procedures designed to prevent wrongdoing, it...
Former US Olympic Coach Geddert Commits Suicide After Facing Sexual Abuse Charges
Ex-US Olympic coach John Geddert faced 24 charges for allegations of sexually and physically abusing his former female gymnasts. The charges were announced earlier in the day by...
European Council Summit Discusses Fight Against COVID-19
Luc Rivet - As the first day of the online summit of the European Council members ends on Thursday, the most daunting current topic, the immunization campaign against the corona...
Former US Diplomat Urges ‘Serious Repairs’ at Home Before Biden Tries to ‘Trip Up China’
A retired diplomat and academic has urged that the US cannot outcompete China militarily, it can only spark an arms race that will give Beijing a powerful military-industrial co...
EU Leaders Agree to Introduce Vaccination Certificates, They Will Be Ready Within 3 Months
The concept of vaccination certificates was rolled out as an idea that could facilitate travel between the countries of the bloc during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Rights Groups Blast Biden’s ‘Smart’ Border Wall Idea as ‘Trump’s Wall by Another Name’
The Biden administration speedily rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump’s brick-and-mortar border wall but has proposed its own border barrier based o...
Watch Sienna Miller Reflect on Her Personal Style Evolution
L'OFFICIEL's Spring 2021 coverstar Sienna Miller shares all about her boho fashion era and style experiments.
British Property Tycoon Emerges as Investor in Alleged Art Scam
The British entrepreneur who built up property company Dawnay Day before it collapsed amid the global financial crisis may be encountering trouble with a more recent investment ...
Checking the Bitcoin Box
In December, FinCEN issued a regulatory proposal that sought to impose new record-keeping and reporting requirements on virtual currency transactions.
BitcoinPaperWallet ‘Back Door’ Responsible for Millions in Missing Funds, Research Suggests
It was just past midnight on Jan. 7, 2021, when “Nick Wendell” (a pseudonym) lost half a million dollars in bitcoin.
Tax abuse and money laundering is trapping billions in poverty, says UN
Billions of people around the world are being trapped in poverty by systemic tax abuses, corruption and money laundering, according to a UN commission report calling for a globa...
Ex-Privatbank CEO Named as Suspect in $5.5 Billion Fraud Case
Ukraine said three former senior managers at the country’s biggest bank are suspects in a $5.5 billion fraud, signaling efforts to bring criminal liability in the long-standing ...
Small Bedroom Ideas That Are Big on Style
These small spaces were designed with sweet dreams in mind.
U.S. Congress worries crypto used to fund domestic terrorism, Capitol insurrection
A U.S. Congress subcommittee is investigating if domestic extremists are turning to cryptocurrency as a source of funds for their activities.
China Denies That US Diplomats Were Required To Take Anal Swab Tests For Covid
US media outlet Vice on Wednesday cited a State Department official as saying that the test was given in error and that China had said it would stop using the swabs for testing ...
Great-great gran, 105, says she beat Covid by eating 'gin-soaked raisins'
An 105-year-old nursing home resident says she managed to overcome Covid-19 by eating nine gin-soaked raisins per day and ‘no junk food’.
Metro owner accuses Facebook of 'blackmail' over Australia news content row
The company which owns Metro, as well as other newspapers, has accused Facebook and Google of ‘blackmail’ over the news content row in Australia.
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