opinion Charles Stake Published 10:03 PM EST Dec 5, 2018 Guam PL 34-116 states “there is hereby levied on improvements on all land property in Guam with a value of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) a yearly tax rate of seven eighteenths percent of the value thereon.” Then an AG opinion citing the “plain meaning” rule was returned which prevented application of this tax to any property valued at more than $1 million. While not speculating as to motive, this curious opinion leaves most of us bewildered. However, this dilemma is not without remedies. It is suggested that a cursory review of fundamental tax policy and an understanding the evolution of the plain meaning rule require a far different outcome. It is universally agreed by tax policy experts that all taxation in a democracy must be applied in a manner equitable, fair, and proportionate to wealth. This is a fundamental policy which has its roots in the Boston Tea Party and the onset of the American … [Read more...] about Letter: AG’s interpretation of new tax law questioned
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In 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar and established an independent international fact-finding mission. The said mission was tasked with determining the facts and circumstances of the human rights violations and abuse by military and security forces of Myanmar particularly in the country's Rakhine State against the Rohingya people. Human rights violations are listed as including, but not limited to: arbitrary detention; torture and inhuman treatment; rape and other forms of sexual violence; extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings; enforced disappearances; forced displacement and unlawful destruction of property. It is mentioned in the resolution that the fact-finding mission was established with a view of ensuring full accountability for perpetrators of the violations and bringing justice for victims. The President of the Council appointed Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) as chairperson and Radhika … [Read more...] about UN report on Myanmar reveals the genocidal intent against Rohingya Muslims
Maria Puente USA TODAY Published 7:48 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 After former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed Sunday that she'd covertly taped her December 2017 firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room, two questions came to mind: First, just how did she manage to get a recording device in there? And then there's that most Washington of questions: could she be in legal trouble as a result? As to the how, Omarosa was as coy as ever on Monday, telling her "Today" show interrogators: "I'll just leave that to your imagination." But the answer to the legal question isn't any clearer: Maybe, maybe not. And it depends on whom you ask. Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney who specializes in national security cases, tells USA TODAY he's represented dozens of federal workers who were caught accidentally bringing their phones or other devices into secure rooms where they are prohibited. If they do it more than … [Read more...] about Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?
Britain has routinely given asylum to criminals, who got extremely rich in Russia and fled with their ill-gotten money, Moscow said. PM Theresa May was personally responsible for shielding many of them from Russian justice. Russia’s Prosecutor General’s office on Monday accused London of harboring dozens of wealthy criminals. Over a period of 15 years, Moscow asked Britain to extradite 83 people for prosecution in Russia, Saak Karapetyan, a senior prosecutor responsible for Russia’s legal cooperation with law enforcement in other nations, told journalists. Of those requests, 72 targeted people accused of financial crimes that have proven damages totaling around 500 billion rubles ($8.4 billion at the current exchange rate). The actual damage caused by those individuals is likely to be much higher, the official said. The stated sum is what the Russian prosecution has evidence to confirm. “It’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Karapetyan said. London … [Read more...] about Britain harbored 55 Russian criminals who stole at least $8.4bn – prosecutor
Northern Ireland By Vincent Kearney BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent 9 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-43698164 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsGood Friday agreement Northern Ireland's three loyalist paramilitary organisations have said they fully support the rule of law … [Read more...] about Loyalist groups ‘to support rule of law’