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December 20th, 2018
HoA to continue today Dec 20, 2018, in new sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) will meet again today Thursday, December 20, 2018, in a new session after an almost marathon meeting over the controversial Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act of 2018.

December 19th, 2018
‘We are in trouble’ - Hon Julian Fraser RA on Economic Substance Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) could see itself facing economic blacklisting from the European Union (EU), if a Bill entitled “Economic Substance Company and Limited Partnership Act 2018,” tabled in the House of Assembly (HoA) yesterday, December 18, 2018, is not passed.

August 23rd, 2018
EU Directive a greater threat to VI’s Financial Services than ‘public registers’—Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) is currently at risk of being ‘blacklisted’ by the European Union (EU) and this poses an even greater threat to the Territory’s Financial Services Industry and its economic wellbeing, than that of the United Kingdom (UK) imposed, ‘public registers’ Order.

August 12th, 2018
Dr Smith Gov’t warned of need for Plan-B in upcoming ‘UK fight’

NEW YORK, NY, USA – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is being called on to urgently prepare contingency plans, in wake of the impending deadline for the implementation of ‘public registers’—a United Kingdom (UK) decision, that is believed, will have a crippling effect on the Territory’s Financial Services sector.

March 23rd, 2018
VI calls on UK for OTs to be included in Brexit arrangements

LONDON, England, UK- As the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) officially begin talks on a future relationship, the Virgin Islands [British] has called for inclusion in future arrangements.

March 12th, 2018
EU set to add USVI to tax haven blacklist; VI on grey list!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The European Union (EU) is at it again, trying to damage the reputation of legitimate financial services industries of certain small countries, while failing to screen its own EU jurisdictions.

June 24th, 2017
Ole England, Nostalgia, & Brexit

Dickson Igwe

There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, austerity, and war mongering.

June 3rd, 2017
Theresa M. May’s Election Gamble Conundrum?

Dickson Igwe

From a twenty point lead over the Opposition Labour Party, Mrs Theresa M. May’s Conservative Party’s lead has shrunk precipitously according to the latest You Gov opinion poll.

May 20th, 2017
HMS Brexit & the Brussels Iceberg

Dickson Igwe

The United Kingdom must skillfully negotiate its exit from Europe, or risk being torn apart. With the Brexit Referendum, Brussels has become a massive and ominous iceberg that the seafaring vessel, The HMS Great Britain, would be wise not to crash into.

July 16th, 2016
Brexit & the Woman of Steel!

By Dickson Igwe

Now, the real tragedy of Brexit, in this Old Boy’s opinion, is that it diminishes all UK citizens, subjects, and nationals – and that includes Overseas Territory Citizens of Britain, such as Virgin Islanders. It offers British Citizens a future that is hard to envision, and unpredictable. It reduces the opportunities of present and future generations of playing a full role in the world’s largest economic, cultural, and social bloc: The European Union.

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