Category: Martin Kenney blog

COMMENTARY — UK’s registry move draws fire

Having browbeaten the House of Commons into enacting a statute seeking to impose public ultimate beneficial ownership registers on the United Kingdom’s overseas territories, such as the Virgin Islands, there are moves afoot to legally fortify this legislative decision by declaring it under the heading of national security.

Martin Kenney: Hey, the G-7 countries sell passports too

They are regularly described as “Golden Visas,” a take on the popular Roald Dahl tale of the lucky finders of the golden ticket granting entry to Charlie Bucket’s chocolate factory. Like the children’s book and subsequent films, there is the potential for a dark side to materialize out of the numerous Citizenship for Investment Programs […]