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December 6th, 2017
EU blacklisted 17 countries including St Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados, Panama

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It appears that the big European Powers are at it again, trying to destabilise the economy of small island states, who are for the most part doing nothing illegal.

June 24th, 2015
VI may need to adjust economically to FS challenges – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration must deal with the challenges to the territory’s financial services (FS) architecture or face further measures as a result of added pressure internationally.

June 24th, 2015
'EU blacklist is old news'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday June 23, 2015 brushed aside the concerns of Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R1)who pointed out that shortly after the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) overwhelming victory, the European Union placed a number of territories, including the British Virgin Islands, on a blacklist.

December 4th, 2014
‘Don’t blame VIP for French blacklist!’ - Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is rejecting blame for the ongoing blacklist by France of the Virgin Islands with regards to its financial services and condemns the ruling National Democratic Party for peddling this untruth.

January 16th, 2014
UPDATE: VI remains blacklisted despite Premier’s assertions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the assurances given by Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith that the VI has now satisfied the requests from France, as of today, January 16, 2014, the Territory still remains on France’s offshore jurisdiction blacklist.

September 24th, 2013
Hon Fraser scoffs at Premier over France blacklisting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA expressed that he literally gasped after seeing the reaction from Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith after learning that France had decided to blacklist the Virgin Islands.

September 18th, 2013
VI fell short in ‘quality’ of info given to France – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands reportedly fell short in the ‘quality of information it provided’ to French authorities and this has been noted as one of the main reasons for the Territory’s addition to a list of uncooperative jurisdictions recently.

August 30th, 2013
UPDATE: Premier Smith shocked at French blacklisting of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith has expressed shock at revelations in the media that France has blacklisted the Virgin Islands and placed it on a list of uncooperative tax havens.

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