‘The Paradise Papers reveal something of interest to every reader’*.  The names associated with the Paradise Papers are available to download You can download a raw copy of the database – click here.** A cursory examination revealed the following names:

  1. Michael DeSilva – database node id: 80056439.   Coincidentally (?) this is the name of Bermuda’s Commissioner of Police since 2009.
  2. Sean Thomas Field-Lament – database node id: 80065162. Coincidentally (?) this is the name of the Bermuda police head of the Drug and Financial Crime Units.

Disclaimer: There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts. We do not intend to suggest or imply that any people, companies or other entities included in the ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly. Many people and entities have the same or similar names.

However, if the parties named above are senior police officers, have they disclosed their interest and does there exist a conflict?

*Ministerial Statement by the Premier and Minister of Finance, The Hon. David Burt, JP, MP

**The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Offshore Leaks Database is licensed under the Open Database License and contents under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.


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