Statement On The UK Financial Services Bill Postponement By Premier And Minister Of Finance The Honourable Andrew A. Fahie

Friday, 8 March 2019 - 4:39pm

Last Friday, I brought to the attention of the people of the Virgin Islands a new development in the UK Parliament which sought to amend the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill on public registers of beneficial ownership.  

BVI Limited Partnership Formations Increase 200% Quarter-On-Quarter

Friday, 22 February 2019 - 5:06pm

The number of businesses and individuals registering Limited Partnerships in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) increased by 200% between Q2 and Q3 2018, as the Territory’s new partnership provisions came into full effect.

Guidance Notes For Country By Country Reporting Available

Friday, 22 February 2019 - 4:48pm

Guidance Notes to compliment the legislative changes made to the Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003 are now available.

Mrs. Lorna Smith OBE Steps Down As Interim Executive Director

Friday, 15 February 2019 - 11:31am

Chairman of BVI Finance Robert Briant has paid tribute to the outgoing head of BVI Finance Mrs. Lorna Smith, OBE following her “immense contribution” to the jurisdiction’s financial services sector over the years.

Legislation Passed To Address EU Economic Substance Concerns

Wednesday, 2 January 2019 - 1:44pm

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE announced that the BVI has passed important legislation which addresses the European Union’s (EU) concerns over “economic substance” and came into force from January 1, 2019.

BVI Implements Base Erosion And Profit Shifting Action 13

Friday, 21 December 2018 - 5:12pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has implemented Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action 13, Country by Country Reporting by way of amendment to the Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003 (MLA) in section 14 of Act No. 8 of 2018 where a new Part IV has been inserted in the MLA.  

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BVI’s Siobhan Flax Elected To Executive Of Young Diplomats In London Association

Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 8:32am

Siobhan Flax of the British Virgin Islands London Office was elected to the 2018/2019 Executive Committee of Young Diplomats in London (YDL).  

BVI Government Plans Legislation To Address EU Concerns On Economic Substance

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 - 12:19pm

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE announced today that the BVI Government has responded constructively to the European Union’s listing exercise and will take all reasonable steps to address EU concerns relating to ‘economic substance’. 

Premier To Champion Role Of BVI In Global Economy At London Meetings

Monday, 3 December 2018 - 3:12pm

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE will attend a number of high level meetings in London this week as he continues to promote the role of the BVI within the global economy.

Sherri Ortiz-Fahie Appointed Interim Director Of BVI House Asia

Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:54am

Mrs. Sherri Ortiz-Fahie has been confirmed to the post of Interim Director of the BVI House Asia (Hong Kong Office), effective October 1.

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