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Eddy Grant et al v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint

September 01, 2020 - Complaint alleging copyright infringement regarding the song 'Electric Avenue' in Edmond Grant, professionally known as Eddy Grant, a musician and songwriter residing in Barbados; Greenheart Music Limited, of England, and Greenheart Music Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda v. Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump For President Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. v. BDO Trinity Ltd.: Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

March 17, 2020 - Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss regarding allegations of negligence, professional malpractice, and fraudulent concealment in Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. (in Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands v. BDO Trinity Ltd., a.k.a. BDO Trinidad & Tobago, of Trinidad & Tobago, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Offshore bank sues Mastercard for 'driving it into liquidation' by terminating its license

March 12, 2020 - Loyal Bank, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is suing Mastercard for allegedly causing its liquidation by terminating its license and keeping its $1.5 million deposit as a "termination fee" after the offshore bank was charged with money laundering in the U.S.

Loyal Bank Ltd. et al v. Mastercard International Inc.: Complaint

March 11, 2020 - Complaint alleging breach of contract in Loyal Bank Limited, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and its Joint Liquidators, Ikins Clarke, of Barbados, and Rikhi Rampersad, of Trinidad & Tobago v. Mastercard International Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Derek Hankinson v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

February 24, 2020 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Charlotte Eighteen Limited in Derek William Hankinson, of Barbados v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Henrique Rodriguez Guillen v. Bank of America: Discovery Application

February 18, 2020 - Application by Henrique Rodriguez Guillen to take discovery from Bank of America and The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados" involving HES (Caribbean) International Holdings, SRL, of Barbados, and allegations of "fraud and money laundering", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Donville Inniss: Finding of Guilt

January 16, 2020 - News Release from the United States Department of Justice announcing that Donville Inniss, described as a "Former Member of Barbados Parliament and Minister of Industry", has been "found guilty" for his role in a bribery scheme that, as previously reported by OffshoreAlert, involved insurers Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, which was the majority shareholder of ICBL.

HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL v. Northern Trust International Banking Corp.: Discovery Application

January 15, 2020 - Application by HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL, of Barbados, to take discovery from The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation regarding Henrique Rodriguez Guillén, a citizen of Venezuela, for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Sylvia Sutherland v. Pannell Kerr Forster et al: Judgment

October 17, 2019 - Judgment regarding "the breakdown of a professional relationship" in Sylvia Sutherland v. Pannell Kerr Forster and Floyd Patterson at the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines High Court.

Isle of Man's Montpelier Trust in receivership after boss accused of diverting 'millions of pounds' of client funds

October 09, 2019 - Following a regulator's allegation that its principal, Watkin Gittins, has diverted "millions of pounds" of client money to fund his lifestyle, Isle of Man-based Montpelier (Trust & Corporate) Services Ltd. has been forced into receivership.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.