With his tinted hair and tribal tattoos, John McAfee has always stood out like a sore thumb among the yacht-owning multi-millionaires who choose to live out their teatime years in the picturesque Caribbean tax haven of Belize.
One of the world’s great civilisations was forced into terminal decline by successive dry periods culminating in a prolonged drought, according to a study that throws fresh light on the mysterious disappearance of the Maya in Central America around 1,100AD.
Conservative Party donor's Caribbean operations lose $13.6m in final quarter of 2011
Johnny Silvo was the sort of populist folk singer for whom Britain's folk scene coined the expression "folk entertainer". He was an old-school folkie whose repertoire of folk and folk-blues standards, jazz and blues material chimed with the country's folk scene in the 1960s and 1970s in particular. His name seldom figures in accounts of the subject, except maybe as a marginal note associated with Sandy Denny – the female lead singer of Fairport Convention and Fotheringay and Led Zeppelin IV guest vocalist – through her time singing with the Johnny Silvo Folk Four and their joint album Sandy & Johnny (1967). Silvo's audience, concentrated in Western Europe and Scandinavia, did not care and stayed true to the end.
The BBC has aired its Panorama investigation into the financial affairs of the Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft, two weeks after removing it from its schedule at the eleventh hour.
At Prime Minister's Questions, David Cameron had fun gloating over the problems that memoirs like those of Lord Mandelson are causing the Labour Party. But he may not be laughing for long, because there is a book in preparation by a very senior Conservative which is expected to lay bare some of the simmering tension inside the Conservative Party.
Britain agrees to share information with three tax havens, among them Belize
Poll shows crumbling support in target seats as David Cameron is drawn into Ashcroft non-dom row
Entranced by shots in the dark
Caribbean the focus of Tory donor's recent queries in the upper house
Party's deputy chairman has 'fulfilled the obligations imposed on him'
Prime Minister of Belize steps up campaign to unravel billionaire Tory donor's business interests
New Prime Minister fires vicious salvo at Conservative Party's biggest donor
Straw backs change in law that would deprive Conservative Party of vital source of funding
Whether you seek a tropical beach hut or a jungle lodge, go wild at one of these rustic retreats.
Company’s donations may have breached electoral law