Historic support for DSC Taxation Course

first_img Share Sharing is caring! House being constructed. Photo credit: anguillabeaches.comThree more corporate citizens partner with the DSC to deliver the 2011 International Taxation In The Caribbean Context Course.The Dominica State College (DSC) is partnering with the business community to bring competency to organizations and businesses in Dominica and have received tremendous support of many of the corporate citizens of the country.  The latest corporate citizens to  join with the DSC to deliver this year’s International Taxation in the Caribbean Context (ITCC) course are (1) The Garraway Hotel, (2) Fine Foods Inc. and (3) Island Car Rentals Ltd.    The Agricultural and Industrial Development Bank (AID Bank) of Dominica gave the DSC its commitment to support the ITCC early and is  the main sponsor of the seminar.All of the sponsors share one commonality.  They believe that continuing education is critical for the improvement and internationalization of their organizations’ standards.  They all agree that the 2011 ITCC will provide their professionals with the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and skills in one of the unavoidable challenges, brought about by globalism, and that is, international taxation.The ITCC will run from 7th to 11th August, 2011, at the Bath Estate Campus of the DSC, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, each evening.The goal of this 15 hour course is to familiarize participants and prepare them to handle the global challenges of taxation of international transactions, especially as it relates to the people of the Caribbean.  The course will cover topics such as:Tax treaties and the effects on the Caribbean Basin;International employment and retirement benefits – the tax perspective;International taxation of intellectual property;Tax competition, harmonization and national sovereignty;CARICOM, the OECD, and harmful tax competition; andThe future of the international taxation regime.Attorney and Professor of Law, Vaughn E. James, JD, DD, Ph.D., will teach the course.  Professor James is a Dominican who has spent several years in the teaching profession.  As a law professor, he has taught at Syracuse University in New York, the University of Tennessee, Southern Illinois University, Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he has been employed since July 2001.   He teaches a wide range of courses, with the concentration in tax courses – Federal Income Taxation, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, International Taxation, Taxation of Tax-Exempt Entities, and Gratuitous Transfers.  He also serves as Director of the Income Tax Clinic at Texas Tech University and is the author of several publications on the subject of taxation. Professor James is currently a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.  In addition to his duties at Texas Tech University, he runs his own law practice (with offices in Lubbock, Texas, and Newburgh, New York) where he devotes a significant amount of his time and resources to tax work.  He is admitted to practice law in New York, Texas, the Federal Northern District of Texas, and the United States Tax Court.The course is intended to attract professionals from various industries and organizations including: bankers, lawyers, accountants, Inland Revenue officers, magistrates, financial advisers, Senior Government Officers, politicians, insurance officers and lecturers.Dr. Donald Peters, President and his administration express their appreciation to AID Bank, Garraway Hotel, Island  Car Rentals, and Fine Foods Inc. for their sponsorship that will now help DSC to deliver this high level professional development course.  Such support strengthens the resolve of DSC to create a culture of life long learning where stimulating personal and professional empowerment becomes automatic in our people.The Seminar is being coordinated by Mr. Merrill Matthew, Director of Continuing Education.DSC and its partners hope that Dominican professionals will be encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to enrich their knowledge and skills by registering for the course.Press ReleaseOffice of the Director of Continuing Education, Dominica State College LocalNews Historic support for DSC Taxation Course by: – July 15, 2011 Sharecenter_img 9 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

Osman looking up league standings

first_img The 3-0 victory over Newcastle, their first home league win of 2015, was vital in restoring a six-point cushion between themselves and the bottom three. It relieved some of the pressure which was reaching crisis level among some fans, and after beating Dynamo Kiev last Thursday back-to-back wins for the first time since November have helped lift the gathering gloom. “We really needed the win. We had a good result in Europe in the week but it was really vital we turned up and got three points in the league, and we did that really well,” said Osman, on his first league start since December 3 after returning from injury. “We are not trying to look down, we are trying to look up but out the corner of your eye you can’t help but see how close you are (to the bottom three) at times. “With Burnley maybe surprisingly beating Man City on Saturday it was vital we won. “We’ve not been the best in the league of late, so it was vital we got ourselves back on track. “On occasions things don’t always go the way you want to on the pitch but for us it is not for a lack of trying, we tried the same as we have in the last few weeks. “We seemed to get things right as a team and we pressed together as a team and things came off for us. “Confidence is massive: you can be the best team in the world on paper but if you haven’t got confidence you are not going to get a result. “I think maybe we lost a bit of confidence over the Christmas period, but over the last few weeks we started to get it back and that showed out there in the last two matches.” Everton midfielder Leon Osman admits the players were more than aware how close they were to slipping into a relegation battle, but feels their renewed confidence means they can now start looking up the table. Press Association Despite it only being two results there finally seems to be a feeling of momentum gathering at Goodison Park, but that needs to continue in Ukraine this week for their last-16 second leg tie, in which they lead 2-1. “We have been good in Europe this season, especially away from home, so we are going there with confidence but these ties in countries like Ukraine are difficult,” added Osman. “We are ticking along nicely and starting to get our confidence back with two wins out of two and hopefully we will make it three on Thursday.” Manager Roberto Martinez made five changes for the Newcastle match and he will rotate players again for the trip to eastern Europe. The injury list is reducing after left-back Leighton Baines returned against the Magpies having missed the previous five games, with forward Kevin Mirallas available to face Kiev, and Osman believes that should help them finish the season strongly. “There is a lot of competition for places but we are in it as a team: there is no sulking if you are not in the team at the minute, it is all about the 11 out there getting a result,” he said. Newcastle, by contrast, are seeing their options diminish by the week and captain Fabricio Coloccini’s suspension for a red card at Goodison adds another name to the list of those unavailable. “Just when you think you are getting somewhere on the squad front in getting Jack Colback back from suspension and Remy Cabella and Robbie Elliott back into the group, all of a sudden you lose your captain for three games and a defender which, as we all know, we are not blessed with many,” said caretaker boss John Carver. “I can’t bring out a magic wand and bring in anyone from the outside but I am losing people not through silly training ground injuries or silly red cards. “I have a huge injury list and I am working with what I have got. I know what situation I am in and I can’t do anything about it.” last_img read more