February, 2012

Caribbean getaways ensnare buyers

Wall Street Journal, USA: Vacation homes typically conjure up dreams of blue skies, pristine sand and crystalline waters. But for Richard Cichanowicz, buying property in paradise has become a nightmare.

Final arguments set in financier Stanford's trial

Sacramento Bee, USA: Jurors who have listened to weeks of testimony in the fraud trial of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford soon will decide whether he is, as prosecutors contend, a master con man who stole $7 billion from investors in a massive Ponzi scheme or the victim of an unscrupulous business partner and overzealous prosecutors.