Statement By Premier On The Royal Assent Of The Sanctions And Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 5:49pm

We are deeply disturbed by the decision in the United Kingdom which threatens to impose public registers on the BVI.

Statement By Premier Smith On The House Of Lords Consideration Of Commons Amendments To The Sanctions And Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Monday, 21 May 2018 - 5:24pm

The House of Lords earlier today debated the validity of a House of Commons amendment to require public central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories (OT) during their Consideration of Commons Amendments to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill.

Premier And Leader Of The Opposition Unite To Make Case For The BVI

Friday, 18 May 2018 - 11:56am

The Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, and the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew Fahie, have called on the United Kingdom (UK) Government and Parliament to respect the Virgin Islands Constitution ahead of the House of Lords consideration of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on May 21 and its provisions on public central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories.

Premier Smith Statement on United Kingdom Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 5:15pm

It is now just over a week since the UK Parliament accepted an amendment to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories. My Government continues to consider this a top priority for the Territory and to actively evaluate the implications of that decision and explore all available options.

BVI Finance Welcomes Pledges About Future of Financial Services Sector

Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 10:09am

Following yesterday’s decision by the UK’s House of Commons to force the Overseas Territories to adopt public registers of beneficial ownership of companies, the Premier of the British Virgin Islands responded swiftly to reassure the financial sector and those who use its services around the world.

Statement By Premier Smith - Update On United Kingdom Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - 6:25pm

I learnt today that the United Kingdom Parliament accepted the amendments for an Order in Council to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the BVI and other Overseas Territories to take effect in 2020.

Statement By Premier Smith on United Kingdom Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Monday, 30 April 2018 - 5:08pm

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen:

On Thursday in the House of Assembly, I made a statement about the legislative progress of a United Kingdom Parliamentary Bill, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill and its impact on the BVI.  The Report Stage and final stages of this bill are scheduled to be debated in the House of Commons tomorrow, Tuesday.

Recovery And Development Agency Board Appointed

Friday, 27 April 2018 - 5:23pm

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Financial Services Commission, Dr. Robert Mathavious has been appointed Chairman of the Recovery and Development Agency Board.

BVI House Asia Seminar Highlights Critical Importance of New Probate Rules for BVI Company Owners

Friday, 13 April 2018 - 10:04am

New BVI probate rules are of critical importance to owners of BVI Companies, the majority of whom reside in Asia, experts from the international law firm Ogier told a BVI House Asia seminar.

Job Seekers Provided Opportunities In Financial Services Industry

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 4:50pm

Entrepreneurs and job seekers throughout the Territory received insight into opportunities being offered in the Territory’s leading industry during a Financial Services Opportunities Expo.

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