There are two web pages I want you to read. One is a judgment of the High Court in
The second web page, titled Undue Diligence, belongs to Global Witness. It concerns the case of Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso. He is the son of the President of the
Global Witness is an international NGO established in 1993. It works to break the links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses worldwide. This is a story of corruption in high places in
In addition to being the President’s son, Nguesso is also responsible for marketing
Up to now, the story is the usual one of private greed and public loss. An Anguillian company had been set up for the most despicable and corrupt of reasons: the rape and pillage of an impoverished nation’s resources.
Nguesso’s exploitation of his people by the use of an Anguillian vehicle is a problem. The solution is for the local regulators and industry representatives to vehemently condemn this abuse of our facilities, and then to take whatever action they can to demonstrate that such conduct will not be acceptable.
Has Anguilla signed legislation making corruption elsewhere in the world an offence in
Why did it take a full year from the time Mr Streete was alerted to the fraud for him to take even this lame and ineffectual action?
Does Mr Streete plan any further action against Orient Investments?
Will disciplinary action be brought against ICS if any is justified?
What is the Anguilla Financial Services Association doing to ensure that international bandits are not permitted to mis-use our jurisdiction?
How ready are we to confront and reassure the coming CFATF, and IMF, and Michael Foot’s review visits and assessments that will take place in the next few weeks?
Failure by Mr Streete’s office to proceed diligently and firmly in this matter will most likely result in further serious damage to
Does Mr Streete have any other lawyer representing him besides the A-G’s Chambers? If not, I strongly recommend he find one. He needs competent legal advice.
Let me say that I have not researched Orient Investments. I have no idea who the local agent is. She might be my mother, for all I know. For the purposes of this post, it matters not.
And, finally, for any concern that this post will damage