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January 14th, 2019
Faster warming ocean spells bad news for Caribbean

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - The Caribbean islands, seen as dots in the Atlantic Ocean, have been ravaged by hurricanes throughout history. But as global warming continues to accelerate, the impact of storms on the islands—scientists have said—will become more dire, a reality that could make many Caribbean islands uninhabitable overtime.

January 4th, 2019
ONE CARIBBEAN PEOPLE

By Lorna M. George

We are one Caribbean people. It does not matter in which West Indian island we were born, be it Cuba, Antigua, Nevis or St. Vincent, we are brothers and sisters in the Lord. We share a common heritage.

January 1st, 2019
Premier Smith 2019 New Year Message

2019 New Year’s message by Premier and Minister of Finance
Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)

Happy New Year!

In bidding farewell to 2018 and welcoming 2019, I am filled with much emotion as I address you, my fellow Virgin Islanders, residents and friends, for the last time with me serving as Premier of the Virgin Islands.

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.

October 20th, 2018
Jack the wealthy investor: Part 1

By Dickson C. Igwe

The investor is one of the three critical components of the global economy: the other two are markets and consumers.

May 29th, 2014
Strong Earthquake Shakes Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The recent string of strong earthquakes in the Caribbean is continuing.

November 24th, 2013
Cyprus, three others fail global tax test; India fully compliant

By: The Economic Times

LONDON: A worldwide crackdown on illicit funds has left just four jurisdictions -- Cyprus, Luxembourg, Seychelles and British Virgin Islands -- non-compliant with global tax laws, while India has emerged as 'fully compliant'.

June 16th, 2013
G8: David Cameron faces 11th-hour battle over objectives

UK Guardian

David Cameron's key objectives at the G8 summit next week – cracking down on tax havens, launching EU-US trade talks and progress to a Syrian peace conference – were still meeting resistance on Thursday as he battled to win over key allies.

June 11th, 2013
BVI Signs TIEA With Canada

By Lewis Chong & Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall

As evidence of its continued commitment to transparency in the financial services industry and its compliance with international standards, the British Virgin Islands executed a much anticipated Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with Canada on May 21, 2013. The agreement is the 24th such agreement entered into by the British Virgin Islands Government.

May 3rd, 2013
Meet Miss Trinidad and Tobago- Sonia Millington

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Born on the fourth day of October, twenty-one years ago, I was given the name Sonia Millington. Being the last child, I was always the princess of the bunch, sheltered, nurtured and groomed into the six foot, one inch young woman that I have become today. One who values life and all the morals I've been taught. I have been a resident at Penal Rock Road for all of my life and as such, I have developed a great love for our southern communities.

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