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The government of Quebec tries to obtain the collaboration of the Bahamas in order to identify the Inhabitant of Quebec who hides behind a investment fund being investigated and found guilty of insider trading. The fund is called Kenneth W Solomon Investment Fund and its brokerage account is in Montreal. Officially, the Kenneth fund, of the Bahamas, was the property of the offshore manager Martin Tremblay. "The MFA required the assistance of the ministry for the Justice of Quebec so that the ministry for the Justice of Canada uses the international mechanisms of mutual aid in order to obtain the assistance of the Bahamas". The laws of the Bahamas concerning the confidentiality prevent the MFA from effectively pursuing its investigation of Kenneth. The Bahamas generally do not collaborate to help foreign legislations, unless it regards a penal or criminal business.
(La Presse Canadienne , Canada , 21/01/2008 , Affaire Martin Tremblay: Québec veut l'aide des Bahamas )

425 banks are registered in the Bahamas in 2006.
(Livre , 01/02/2006 , Le guide Chambost des paradis fiscaux )

For private individuals, exemption of income tax, dividends perceived, appreciations, donations or the successions
(Livre , 01/02/2006 , Le guide Chambost des paradis fiscaux )

350 offshore banks and 102 000 shell companies, called international business corporations, are registered in the Bahamas.
(Financial Times , Royaume-Uni , 18/11/2002 )

Businesses in the Freeport free trade zone pay no taxes on profits, capital gains, inheritance, income, earnings, distributions, gifts, or on imported and exported goods. In addition, import duties and taxes on real estate have been waived through August 3, 2015.
(Entreprise , 01/01/1999 )

Main violations of the human rights and dirty money laundering
(year and company name)

2008 Banque SCS Alliance SA
2002 Keywest Swiss Investment Bank Inc
2002 UBS (Union de Banques Suisses)
1996 Citigroup Inc.

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