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. 

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.

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.

Premier's Statement at UN High Level Pledging Conference

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 8:39am

As you just saw in the video clip, in a span of just six weeks the combined impact of a tropical wave, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria devastated the BVI. I will say a little more about this shortly

Premier Urges UK For Ongoing Support After Hurricanes

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 10:39am

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is currently in the United Kingdom discussing the Territory’s recovery effort with senior UK government ministers following hurricanes Irma and Maria.