Monday, April 10, 2006

British territories unite in fighting terrorism

Another step towards making the world (and the offshore world as well) better and leaving the offshore jurisdictions only for those who are wisely planning their international business activities, legally reducing taxes and using the benefits of offshore banking secrecy for legitimate purposes.

April 4 - April 6, 2006 the conference of the Attorney Generals for British Overseas Territories in Bermuda was held. It was held because Britain's top lawyer urged all British overseas territories (BVI includingly) to come together in the fight against terrorism and made a statement that no place is immune as far as terrorists do not recognize boundaries.

At the conference Attorney General Lord Goldsmith said that terrorists acted globally. He exemplified the global nature of terrorism by the last-year devastating July 7 terror attack in London and the attempted bombings on July 21. Attorney General Lord Goldsmith claimed that Britain's territories must work together in order to counter the threat because terrorists do not respect boundaries.

This conference was attended by Cherno Jallow, Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands as well as Attorneys General of Gibraltar, Bermuda, Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands. British policy regarding the territories, the sentencing of drugs offenders, economic crimes and unified approach to fighting crime were the topics on the agenda. The conference ended on April 6, 2006.

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