3 BVIslanders Named In The Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours

Monday, 11 June 2018 - 5:49pm

Retired Deputy Governor, Mrs. Rosalie Adams; Director of the Department for Disaster Management, Ms. Sharleen Da Breo and former public servant Mr. Elihu Rhymer have been awarded Honours in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List.

Former Educator H. Lynden Smith Receives MBE Award

Monday, 11 June 2018 - 5:35pm

Former educator Mrs. H. Lynden Smith is the Territory’s newest recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award from Her Majesty the Queen.

Premier Smith Away: Honourable Vanterpool Is Acting Premier

Monday, 11 June 2018 - 1:30pm

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark Vanterpool is acting Premier and Minister of Finance from June 10 through 17.

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.

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.

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 Re-Elected As Vice Chair Of ECLAC

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - 5:11pm

The British Virgin Islands has been re-elected as Vice Chair of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) Caribbean Development Cooperation Committee (CDCC), which serves as permanent subsidiary body of the United Nations (UN) for the Caribbean.

Statement by Governor Jaspert on UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 11:56am

Good afternoon,

Last week the UK Parliament passed an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which introduces measures to tackle criminal activities, including money laundering across international finance. The amendment includes a requirement for the Overseas Territories to implement public registers of beneficial ownership by the end of 2020. 

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