Premier Promotes BVI’s Interests In Asia; Deputy Premier To Stand In for High Level Meetings In London

Monday, 11 June 2018 - 9:03am

The Premier will attend meetings in Beijing this week to promote the interests of the British Virgin Islands and has asked the Deputy Premier to stand in for high level political meetings in the UK.

BVI Asia Trade Mission Kicks Off In Hong Kong With A Series Of High Level Meetings And The First Of Five BVI Asia Conferences

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 - 9:46pm

The BVI Asia Trade Mission 2018 began its two-week tour of Asian cities on the evening of Sunday, June 3, when Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, Premier and Minister for Finance of the British Virgin Islands, along with members of the delegation met with a significant potential investor in the tourism sector.

Premier Smith Leads Delegation To Asia- Hon Pickering Is Acting Premier

Monday, 4 June 2018 - 11:15am

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is leading a delegation to five cities in Asia, the BVI’s largest market from June 2 to 17.

Premier Smith's Remarks On Upcoming BVI Asia Road Mission and Public Registers

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 5:58pm

Good afternoon members of the media. As you know, this forum provides an opportunity for me to update on matters of the Government. And, especially this afternoon, I’d like to inform you of my upcoming travel to Asia.

Remarks By Premier And Minister Of Finance - At The Decision March 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:34am

REMARKS BY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE
DR. THE HONOURABLE D. ORLANDO SMITH, OBE
AT THE DECISION MARCH

MAY 24, 2018

Virgin Islanders and residents of this Territory, good afternoon.

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.

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