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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.

June 29th, 2017
‘Disingenuous!’- VI Ambassador to UK/EU slams negative press on Fin Sector

LONDON, United Kingdom- The fallout on a report done for the Virgin Islands (VI), which speaks positively of the British Overseas Territory, continues to gain international headlines.

April 20th, 2017
Gov Mapp submits bill to attract financial services to USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— During a press conference held at Government House on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced that he has officially submitted for legislative approval The Virgin Islands Financial Services Improvement and Corporate Modernization Act of 2017 (FISA).

April 7th, 2017
National Rugby team reaches quarter-finals in 2017 Kowloon Tens in Hong Kong

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Rugby Football Union (BVIRFU) team competed in Hong Kong’s 2017 Kowloon Tens tournament, advancing to the Cup quarter finals, before being knocked out in an extremely close game to Russian team Berdsk from Krasnoyarsk.

January 26th, 2017
President Trump’s nominee for Treasury Sec under fire over ‘tax haven’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Virgin Islands is hoping that President Donald J. Trump’s (R) Administration is more friendly to the off shore financial sector, his nominee for the post of Treasury Secretary Mr Steven T. Mnuchin, the post equivalent to our Financial Secretary, came under fire during his confirmation hearing a few days ago on the issue of so called tax havens.

January 21st, 2017
President Donald J. Trump the Populist

By Dickson Igwe

Donald J. Trump confirmed his populist credentials in his fiery inaugural speech of January 20, 2017. Trumps “America First diatribe” had as it theme a cliché: “charity begins at home.”

November 18th, 2016
Judge all financial centres on the same criteria- E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Virgin Islands (VI) many times unfairly labelled as a “tax haven” and demonised by the international media and certain developed countries that are also financial services jurisdictions, BVI London Office Director and United Kingdom/European Union Representative Mr E. Benito Wheatley has called for a level playing field among offshore and onshore international finance centres.

August 27th, 2016
The essential middle class & Virgin Islands Tourism

By Dickson Igwe

The IMF has stated that a healthy and prosperous middle class is the key to a strong economy. Jack and Jill Average are the critical cogs in the global economic wheel. Their spending drives both the domestic internal economy, and international trade. The middle classes are also essential to global tourism.

August 19th, 2016
UK Gov’t has no plans to impose direct rule on VI- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Suggesting that senior politicians who have been publicly stating that the United Kingdom Government wants to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands have not been informed enough, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has dismissed those claims.

August 19th, 2016
This Week We Feature Young Professional Samantha C. John

By Reuben J. A. Stoby

Every serious athlete dreams of making it to the pinnacle of sports, the Olympic Games. This was no different for Samantha C. John, however, fate would have different plans for her in athletics, plans which she has accepted and is now hoping to give back as much as she can to the sport by assisting on the track wherever needed.

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