The Cayman Islands have become caught up in the rough and tumble of the US presidential campaign.
A Democrat ad from July shows Republican presidential Mitt Romney singing America the Beautiful and fades to a montage depicting his company's outsourcing of jobs to India and his own investments in "tax havens" in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
"The new ad from President Barack Obama's election campaign attacking Mitt Romney's Cayman Island investments underscores the difficulty of explaining tax-haven financial arrangements, even though they have become a standard feature of the standard equity world," wrote John D McKinnon for the Wall Street Journal in July.
The Caymans theme continued in the American media in August, as Mr Romney greeted donors ahead of the Republican convention on board a yacht flying the Caymanian flag. It was hosted by a Florida developer.
In the Caymans, they're not surprised.
"We have no problem with them talking about the hedge fund industry in Cayman, and the fact that apparently Mitt Romney has invested in certain hedge funds in the Cayman Islands,” the chairman of Cayman Finance, Richard Coles, told online newspaper Caribbean Journal.
"We have no problem with that — and we’re not particularly surprised about it. The only thing we are disappointed in is that once again the US press portrays that type of investment in hedge funds as being in some way illegal, in some way undesirable, in some way unpatriotic."
The Canadian government has accepted a committee report on streamlining its immigration processes.
In a 17 September statement on the country's Citizen and Immigration website, the government said it welcomed all the findings of a report on migration backlogs in recent times.
The committee report had said that "backlogs have occurred because for too long Canada has accepted more applications than it can process and admit in a given year."
The report had found that the annual surplus led to a backlog of more than a million applicants and processing delays of up to 10 years in some immigration categories.
Some of the committee’s recommendations included a two-year "super visa" for parents and grandparents of Canadian residents, which the report said had proven to be extremely popular.
There had also been a mid-year pause on new applications for Canada's Immigration Investor Program to allow the authorities to catch up on existing applications and reviewing the system.
“The economy and job growth remain the Government’s number one priority,” Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenny said in the statement.