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November 6th, 2018
Elise Donovan faced UK Committee on VI’s sustainable future

LONDON, United Kingdom: Virgin Islander Ms Elise Donovan has presented before the UK Foreign Affairs Committee on behalf of the Virgin Islands (VI) on the topic of building a sustainable future for British overseas territories.

July 9th, 2018
Elise Donovan is the new interim Director BVI London Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, - Ms Elise Donovan has been announced as the incoming interim Director of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) London Office.

June 28th, 2018
PHOTO of Day: The last Supper? Dr. Smith & Hon Skelton on recent Asia trip

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The photo was taken in the days of ‘Kumbaya,’ between Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), and his Health and Social Development Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), both founding members of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

March 26th, 2018
Elise Donovan of BVI House Asia visits Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office

SHENZHEN, China- Ms Elise Donovan, Director of BVI House Asia, has met with the new Director General of Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office, Ms Cai Ying; Deputy Director General, Mr Yao Weizhi; and Director of Protocol Division, Ms Claire Xie today, March 26, 2018 in Civic Center, Shenzhen.

July 20th, 2017
Lorna G. Smith Out! Elise Donovan In! as new BVI Finance Boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has taken almost over a year and months to find a new Director for BVI Finance, a statutory body funded by both the Government and the private sector.

November 30th, 2015
Report describes VI's company incorporation as 'flexible, lax, & see-no-evil'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Financial Secrecy Index 2015 published by the Tax Justice Network has given the Virgin Islands low marks for its financial secrecy which it said allows for the hiding and facilitating of all kinds of crime and abuses worldwide.

October 2nd, 2014
UPDATE: ‘BVI House Asia staff in Hong Kong safe’ – Elise Donovan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After hearing nothing from Premier and Minister of International Affairs Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith who seems to have gone AWOL (absent without leave) on the issues and concerns raised by the Opposition Members Hons. Julian Fraser (R3) and Andrew A. Fahie (R1) amidst the protest in Hong Kong, finally we have heard something about the safety of Virgin Islands staff at the BVI House Asia in Hong Kong.

November 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Govt announces Elise Donovan to head Asia Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online some three weeks ago, Elise Donovan will be the Director of the BVI House Asia or what some persons term as the Hong Kong Office.

October 22nd, 2013
Premier confirms Hong Kong Office head ‘pinpointed’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An offer has already been made to the person who has been identified to head the territory’s Hong Kong office, according to Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith.

April 12th, 2013
IFC pleads with local media for support amid “leaks”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Be objective in your reporting and not be with the journalists who have an agenda against offshore [industries], was the plea made by Executive Director of the British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre, Elise Donovan at a meeting with journalists and talk show hosts earlier today April 12, 2013.



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