Just reflecting – Wherever and whenever I meet HATIANS – People from HAITI

Just reflecting – Wherever and whenever I meet HATIANS – People from HAITI, I’m always reminded of people from Congo DR and Congo Brazzaville. The character, the conduct, personality, mannerisms, behaviour, outlook and even the way they talk, interact with one another, eat, dance and dress. The way we see people from Somalia, Djibouti andContinue reading “Just reflecting – Wherever and whenever I meet HATIANS – People from HAITI”

Mr. Doubting Thomas & Mrs. Doubt-Fire – 2021

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H.P. Lovecraft wrote those words in the 1920s and they are still relevant today and will be more relevant in 2021 and beyond. These days of the “New Normal”, inevitably means Online BankingContinue reading “Mr. Doubting Thomas & Mrs. Doubt-Fire – 2021”

Forex and Digital Currency Trading Ideas

From Fiat to Cryptocurrency – Bitcoin & others The world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is stored and exchanged securely on the internet through a digital ledger known as a blockchain. Bitcoins are divisible into smaller units known as satoshis — each satoshi is worth 0.00000001 bitcoin. There are many more others like Ethereum and Ripples .Continue reading “Forex and Digital Currency Trading Ideas”

Yakuza tribal cousins to the Triads and the Mafia

Italy has the Mafias. China has the Triads. Zambia has the Jerabos. Japan has the Yakuza. Yakuza, also known as gokudō, are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan, while the yakuza call themselves ninkyō dantai. The largest group inContinue reading “Yakuza tribal cousins to the Triads and the Mafia”

Philippines to Crush Bulk-Cash Smuggling

The House of Representatives of the Philippines filed a bill in March 2020 aimed at curbing bulk-cash smuggling. The proposed Anti-Bulk Cash Smuggling Act of 2020, would impose reporting requirements and demand prior clearance for those transporting PHP500,000 or more in cash or using other monetary instruments. If passed, those caught violating the requirements couldContinue reading “Philippines to Crush Bulk-Cash Smuggling”

Underground bank and Money Laundering Typologies – Viets & Sino

The Perpetrator was Ruan Zhizhong who operated in China and Vietnam. In August 2009 Chinese law-enforcement raided an underground bank and money laundering gang that had sent an estimated USD1.46 billion abroad in illegal transfers. Chinese media reported that, “During a raid of the gang’s headquarters in Guangxi’s Fangchenggang City, Police seized 70 deposit books,Continue reading “Underground bank and Money Laundering Typologies – Viets & Sino”