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E.g., 26 Jun 2018

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.

A Statement By Acting Governor, David D. Archer, Jr. - May 11 Update On Cox Heath Fire

Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:25pm

As of today, Friday, 11 May 2018, the fire at Cox Heath continues to be contained which means that the threat of the fire spreading has been eliminated at this time. Additional equipment to pump 1000 gallons of sea water per minute directly to the site to completely extinguish the core of the fire is being deployed.

Statement By The Government Of The Virgin Islands On The Willy T

Friday, 11 May 2018 - 4:40pm

The seabed surrounding Norman Island is the property of the Crown. The Willy T has been moored at the Bight under an annual seabed licence which expired in February, 2018. 

Statement By Acting Governor, David D. Archer, Jr. - Update On Cox Heath Fire

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:00pm

Today we convened a meeting of the National Emergency Operations Centre in response to the fire incident at Cox Heath.  I met with local emergency response officials as well as the Chief Fire Officer from the USVI in relation to the response and containment of the fire.

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.

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. 

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.

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