GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr. 7, (CMC) – Guyana Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, says he is prepared to cooperate with the government, to approach International Police (Interpol) or any major international investigation firm, to probe whether or not politicians have wealth in foreign tax havens.
At a press conference, today, Jagdeo, who declared that he has not hidden any of his wealth in Panama or any other tax haven, said if the opposition and government agree to ask international investigators to report on all parliamentarians who have foreign bank accounts, the international community would not regard it as partisan.
However, the former president questioned whether the coalition-led administration would be willing to support the opposition’s proposal to hire an investigator to conduct the probe.
His comments follow the leak of millions of files from the Panama-based law firm , Mossack Fonseca, which revealed that the company has, allegedly, helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade taxes.
Caribbean countries have continued to distance themselves from the so-called “Panama Papers”.