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By Ian Moncrief-Scott
For ten years the Government of Antigua & Barbuda has avoided the payment of compensation for its expropriation of the private property known as Half Moon Bay Resort.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
According to the website of the Antigua & Barbuda Government High Commission in London, Antigua's attractions for investment include a robust ICT infrastructure and strong investor protection, safety and security.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
It has happened again. A Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda is once again proposing to balance the deficit of the nation’s economy by the sale of 110 acres of the Half Moon Bay Resort property.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
In a recent address to the people who elected him to office approximately 100 days ago, the new Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, the Honourable Gaston Browne, indicated that it is his intention of leading his country into becoming "an economic powerhouse" in the Caribbean.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
"FORBES" enjoys an excellent reputation for investment reporting and forecasting that has earned it respect around the globe.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
A hard-hitting report by the US Department of State has headlined Antigua & Barbuda as a major money laundering jurisdiction
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
When a state passes a law that allows an independent body to become above its national and constitutional control it is a time for concern.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
In 1999, the UK and US Government Treasuries both issued Advisories against the Nation of Antigua & Barbuda following weakening of its Money Laundering (Prevention) Act.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
Fourteen years ago, Douglas W. Payne of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of "Storm Watch: Democracy in the Caribbean", publicly exposed the "Failings of Governance in Antigua & Barbuda".
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
Is it noble or reckless for aid or support agencies to spend public money to try to entice fresh and, possibly naïve, inward investment into a country that expropriates foreign owned private property and steadfastly refuses to pay any compensation over a period stretching more than a decade?
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
In the land of Antigua & Barbuda, where all is not as it seems, there are striking and remarkable similarities to Alice in Wonderland.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
The handling of the dispute between the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda and the United States of America by the World Trade Organisation has been well-documented elsewhere.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
When Douglas Payne of the US-based Center For Strategic International Studies, researched his Report into the Failings of Governance in Antigua and Barbuda as long ago as 1999, he must have wished like many of his readers that his genuine academic work would have raised awareness of the damage being done to the country’s economy, standing and reputation.
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
It would be quite inconvenient for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda if the local press were to report the granting of economic citizenship to a criminal figure or a fugitive from justice, thereby bringing shame on the country's "good name".
By Ian Moncrief-Scott
So, The World Bank’s Doing Business 2013 has demoted Antigua and Barbuda’s ranking from its 2012 standing of 57 to a new low of 63.