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March 2nd, 2019
Public Registers: Premier Fahie warns Territory of worrying development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Days after taking Office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has been met with an international conundrum regarding the decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to have the Virgin Islands (VI) implement Pubic Registers of Beneficial Ownership.

August 11th, 2018
Opposition Leader takes up UK challenge in review of OT relations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has announced the formation of a domestic Committee to conduct outreaches across the sister islands of the Virgin Islands (VI), in order to solicit and document the views of citizens throughout the territory, in response to the United Kingdom’s (UK) establishment of a special body to review future relations with its Overseas Territories (OT).

August 8th, 2018
UK opens inquiry to review relations with VI, other OTs

WESTMINSTER, London, UK - The United Kingdom’s (UK) House of Commons’ Select Committee on Foreign Affairs has announced a formal inquiry on future of UK Overseas Territories (OTs) after the protestations that erupted following a decision to have territories such as the Virgin Islands (VI), establish public registers for companies with beneficial ownership.

May 16th, 2018
Despite slap from House of Commons, VI will celebrate Queen's Birthday!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Commons has passed an amendment to the Anti Money Laundering Bill to make only Caribbean Overseas Territories like the Virgin Islands (VI) have public registry of beneficial ownership for offshore accounts.

May 14th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Leaders off to London; Smith & Fahie together

BEEF ISLAND, VI- The Territory’s Leaders, Premier and Minister of Finance and President of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), and Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), are together on their way to London.

May 11th, 2018
‘UK vote on public registry was unjustified & discriminatory’- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He was late in coming out, when compared to the other British Overseas Territories; however, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) came out swinging against the United Kingdom (UK) vote on making information on who owns offshore accounts public.

May 10th, 2018
'We must not panic'- Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ahead of a march planned for May 24, 2018 to demonstrate the Territory’s displeasure with attempts by the United Kingdom to derail the Virgin Islands’ legitimate financial services sector, a number of persons from the sector as well as business persons will be engaged in a public discussion at The Moorings Conference Room, Wickham’s Cay II, today, May 10, 2018 to brainstorm the way forward for the industry.

May 9th, 2018
'We are not panicking in the industry'– Ayana S. Hull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In response to the recent decision in The United Kingdom’s (UK) House of Commons to make public the register of Beneficial Owners for companies in their Overseas Territories (OTs), a group of residents has formed a committee and, with government’s and other stakeholders' participation, are planning a public demonstration in the form of a march.

May 2nd, 2018
House of Commons decision ‘does not speak well’ for VI-UK relationship- Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has always boasted about the relationship that exists between his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and the United Kingdom Government.

May 1st, 2018
UK Parliament agrees to Public Register for OTS

LONDON, United Kingdom- In what has been termed by some as “kicking a man while he is down”, the House of Commons has made a potentially lethal blow to the Financial Services Industry of the Overseas Territories (OTs), including the hurricane ravaged Virgin Islands, by siding with a bill brought by the United Kingdom (UK) backbench to force overseas territories to put in place public registers of beneficial ownership.

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