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July 29th, 2022
'Legal actions' needed for 50% remittance tax cut to take effect- Financial Secretary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons sending monies out of the Virgin Islands (VI) via Western Union and Moneygram will notice that they are still paying a 7% tax on transactions, despite Government announcing it is slashing the fee by 50%.

June 2nd, 2020
The seven percent tax

Lorna M. George

There is an old adage that says, “God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform”. My brothers and sisters who send our money to their native countries via transfer money services such as Money Gram and Western Union may have felt a bit disappointed when the government put a seven percent tax on money going out of the country.

May 3rd, 2020
‘We have nothing against anyone from Caribbean islands’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With money transfer services not included in the list of essential businesses allowed to operate during the reopening phase of the Virgin Islands economy following a month of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, heaps of criticisms were thrown at the Government of the Virgin Islands by a large number of persons on social media.

April 12th, 2017
USVI businessman admits to stealing over $1M from Moneygram


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A US Virgin Islands (USVI) businessman who operated a franchise under MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc has admitted to embezzling more than $1.4 million from the company, USVI Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced on April 11, 2017.

May 25th, 2016
October trial for Denise Stanley for alleged theft, false accounting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial of Denise Stanley will commence on October 3, 2016 when she is expected to defend against charges of theft and false accounting for allegedly converting monies entrusted to her into her own use and benefit.

July 24th, 2012
UPDATE - Sprauve & Stevens get 15 years for Moneygram robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minutes ago in the High Court this morning July 24, 2012, Leonard Sprauve Jr. and Jason Stevens were sentenced to 15 years in prison for the January 21, 2011 Moneygram robbery.

May 8th, 2012
UPDATE - Arraignment for alleged MoneyGram robbers pushed back again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The five men accused of orchestrating and pulling off a daring robbery on MoneyGram, Fishlock Road branch on January 21, 2011, had the arraignment pushed back to May 14, 2012.

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