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April 14th, 2016
Panama papers: Mossack Fonseca headquarters raided

BBC NEWS

Police in Panama have raided the headquarters of the law firm at the centre of a massive data leak.

April 14th, 2016
EU Big Five launch tax crackdown

BBC NEWS

The five largest economies in the European Union have agreed to share information on secret owners of businesses and trusts.

April 12th, 2016
Premier Smith yields to UK pressure on Beneficial Ownership Register

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Panama Papers scandal casting a negative light on the Virgin Islands and the UK continuing to put pressure on its overseas dependencies to open up access to Beneficial Ownership Information even while British PM David Cameron faces harsh criticisms and protests against his involvement and benefiting from the offshore industry, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has yielded and signed Exchange Notes on Beneficial Ownership Information.

April 11th, 2016
Premier Smith commends former PS Willock for defending territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has commended former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Mr Julian Willock for his robust defense of the territory’s financial services sector against a hostile BBC journalist who interviewed him on the revelations of the Panama Papers and its effects on the Virgin Islands.

April 8th, 2016
FSC has commenced investigation on Panama Papers allegations! - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith today April 8, 2016 announced that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) has commenced an investigation into the Panama Papers leak and the allegations being levelled against the Virgin Islands with regard to "dirty money" and tax evasion.

April 8th, 2016
Staying silent will not help us – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the wake of the fallout following the leak of the Panama Papers, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said while the characterisation of the territory as parasites living off the offshore monies of the rich is an unflattering one, staying silent will not help the situation out.

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