Daily Archives: 10/05/2021

TAX EVASION: Pandora papers: what has been revealed so far? – The Guardian

Key revelations from leaked files exposing an alternative financial world where the super-rich can hide their assets and pay little or no tax

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Monday 4 Oct 2021 16.23 BST

What are the Pandora papers?

The Pandora papers are a leaked cache of 11.9m files from companies that specialise in creating offshore companies and trusts. They are the latest major data leak to expose an alternative financial world where the super-rich can hide their assets and pay little or no tax, following on from the Panama papers in 2016 and the Paradise papers in 2017.

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GUYANA: New Georgetown Buildings after the fire of 1945 – By Geoff Burrowes

By Geoff Burrowes
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When the fire ignited that destroyed the downtown area in 1945 I was only 3 years old. My dad and my uncle who lived side by side rushed downtown to see if they could help fight the fire and I have a vague memory of all the wives and children gathered together in my Uncle Charlie’s house watching the red glow in the western sky as the fire raged unchecked.
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Post Office in flames – 1945 fire in Georgetown

I remember an excitement in the air and a sense of fear but not much else.

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BUSINESS: Work from home trend is killing downtown Toronto. Experts say it could get worse

But I do miss Soup NutsyCJ LunchboxGreen BoxLittle India and the underground network of PATH shops I used to frequent for last-minute gifts and replacement mittens.

Hopefully, these businesses will be right where we left them back in March of 2020, when COVID-19 hit and sent everybody running from their offices for the safety of their homes. But it is unlikely.            Continue reading

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