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- Two wives, one dead husband and a $5 million British Virgin Islands bank account Two wives. One dead husband. Five million dollars. That is the equation that will be considered at a High Court trial in Auckland in May. The case revolves around Chinese businessman Jun Xie, and just who he was married to, and when. In a just-released preliminary judgment dealing with various applications by the parties, Justice Matthew

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BVI’s Herbert earns NCAA Division II All American in 400-meters
BVI’s Herbert earns NCAA Division II All American in 400-meters British Virgin Islands native and St. Augustine University senior Khari Herbert has earned NCAA Division II All-American Honors on the heels of his performance at division championships during the weekend in Bradenton, Fla. He finished third in the 400-meters while helping the Raleigh, N.C., university to the title with a stellar leg in the 1,600-meter relay. He shaved .05 seconds off his best and missed the 38-year-old BVI 400-meters record by   Read More ...
Jamaican woman attacked, wounded in BVI; two charged
Jamaican woman attacked, wounded in BVI; two charged TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Two women, who reportedly wounded a Jamaican woman during a confrontation at a bar earlier this month, have been charged with unlawful and malicious wounding.The police reported that the accused — Jelissa Malone and Melicia Bodkin, — both from Tortola — were offered station bail. BVI News Online reports that the Jamaican woman was at the bar when two women — unknown to her – allegedly attacked and beat her severely   Read More ...
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Two women charged after attacking J'can woman in BVI
Two women charged after attacking J'can woman in BVI TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) – Two women who reportedly wounded a Jamaican woman during a confrontation at a bar earlier this month, have been charged with unlawful and malicious wounding. The police report that Jelissa Malone and Melicia Bodkin both from Tortola where both offered station bail. BVI News Online reports that the Jamaican woman was at the bar when two women – unknown to her – allegedly attacked and beat her severely   Read More ...
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BVI to introduce e-Visas
BVI to introduce e-Visas TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) – The government of this British overseas territory has announced plans to introduce electronic visas (e-Visas), in an effort to make the British Virgin Islands more accessible to persons who currently require visas to visit.“The implementation of e-Visas will allow applicants to obtain visas electronically after entering required information and making payment, thereby reducing the   Read More ...
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Two wives, one dead husband and a $5 million British Virgin Islands bank account
Two wives, one dead husband and a $5 million British Virgin Islands bank account Two wives, one dead husband and a $5 million British Virgin Islands bank account Two wives. One dead husband. Five million dollars. That is the equation that will be considered at a High Court trial in Auckland in May. The case revolves around Chinese businessman Jun Xie, and just who he was married to, and when. In a just-released preliminary judgment dealing with various applications by the parties, Justice Matthew   Read More ...
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BVI premier advances Brexit, financial services agenda in London | Caribbean News Now
By April T. Glasgow LONDON, England -- British Virgin Islands premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, has completed meetings of high level ministerial and parliamentary engagement in the United Kingdom. Premier Dr Orlando Smith The premier joined other Overseas Territory (OT) leaders during a courtesy call on British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday. The courtesy call followed the UK-OT Joint Ministerial Council on European   Read More ...
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BVI premier attending Brexit meetings in London | Caribbean News Now
By April T. Glasgow ROAD TOWN, BVI -- British Virgin Islands premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, will lead a delegation to London to attend the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UK-OT) Joint Ministerial Council on European Union (EU) negotiations and other meetings from February 6 - 10. Premier Dr Orlando Smith At the meeting on EU negotiations, the premier will call on the UK government to   Read More ...
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BVI Airways receives operating approval from UK regulator | Caribbean News Now
Avro RJ100 in operation in Europe By April T. Glasgow ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands is making moves towards improved air access following the receipt by BVI Airways of a revised Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from its United Kingdom based regulator, Air Safety Support International. The AOC has authorised BVI Airways to operate its Avro RJ100 jet aircraft from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.   Read More ...
President Obama And Wife Vacationing In British Virgin Islands
BVI — Former President Barack Obama, freshly out of office, traveled with his wife to the British Virgin Islands for vacation, arriving at the territory’s T. B. Lettsome International Airport on Monday aboard Sir Richard Branson’s plane, and will stay at the billionaire’s Necker Island. The news was reported by several international media outlets. A photograph of the the couple, above, with their arms stretched around immigration officials and the   Read More ...
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BVI premier charts course for territory in budget address | Caribbean News Now
By Sheriece Smith ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands government is on a mission to position the territory for the future, according to premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith. Premier Dr Orlando Smith Smith was delivering his 2017 Budget Address in the BVI House of Assembly on January 16 under the theme: ‘Charting the Course: Positioning the Virgin Islands for the Future’. In   Read More ...
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BVI represented at global tax transparency summit in London | Caribbean News Now
Benito Wheatley, Director and UK Representative, BVI London Office; Caroline Flint MP, Member of Public Accounts Committee; and Colin Powell, Jersey Government Adviser on International Affairs By Natalie Hodge LONDON, England -- The British Virgin Islands’ role in the world economy was recently highlighted at the Global Tax Transparency Summit at the House of Commons of the UK Parliament in London. The summit organised by the House of   Read More ...
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BVI announces new financial services strategy
BVI Finance Head of Business Development, Gary Hales By Natalia Prieto ROAD TOWN, BVI -- BVI Finance launched its 2017 to 2020 marketing and business development strategy at a private event on 23 November 2016. The BVI Finance Strategy Update was held to inform local financial services industry decision makers of the plans BVI Finance has to further develop the British Virgin Islands’ booming financial services industry.   Read More ...
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interCaribbean moves to 18 flights weekly between Puerto Rico and BVI
TORTOLA, BVI -- interCaribbean Airways has announced a major increase in air service between San Juan and Tortola to commence double daily services effective from December 19, 2016, and triple daily four times a week. The new morning and afternoon services give the opportunity for business and leisure travelers in the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to visit for a day, and be home in time for dinner.   Read More ...
Excessive alcohol consumption a concern in BVI
By Natasha Lettsome ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The ministry of health and social development in the British Virgin Islands has joined the Healthy Caribbean Coalition in raising awareness of the harmful abuse of alcohol. The Coalition declared Friday, November 18, as Caribbean Alcohol Reduction Day and it was observed under the theme “Misuse of Alcohol is a Bigger Problem than You Think”. The purpose of the day is   Read More ...
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BVI concludes investment promotion study tour in Jamaica
BVI Junior Minister for Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, Marlon Penn (L), is pictured with Jamaica’s Minister of Economic Growth and Job Creation (with responsibility for Investment) Daryl Vaz, MP By Nadia James-Harris KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The British Virgin Islands has concluded an Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) investment promotion study tour in Jamaica. Junior minister for trade, investment promotion and consumer affairs, Marlon Penn, led a   Read More ...
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Panama Papers law firm fined $440,000 by BVI regulator
By Caribbean News Now contributor ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands independent regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), has fined the local arm of the Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca, $440,000 for its contravention of numerous sections of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice and BVI Regulatory Code. The fine, which is the largest ever issued by the FSC, relates specifically to   Read More ...
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Strong relationship between UK and BVI encouraged
BVI All Party Parliamentary Group lunch co-hosted by Premier Dr Orlando Smith and Sir Henry Bellingham By Natalie Hodge LONDON, England -- British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith highlighted the importance of strong links with the UK Parliament during his recent visit to London for the Joint Ministerial Council. At a lunch hosted by former overseas territories minister, Sir Henry Bellingham, and Lindsay Hoyle, deputy speaker of   Read More ...
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BVI and China pledge strategic cooperation
The BVI government and the administration commission of the Tianjin Binhai New Area CBD sign a strategic cooperation agreement on October 21 in Tianjin By Natalie Hodge TIANJIN, China -- The BVI Asian Trade Mission, led by premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, has resulted in a pledge for strategic cooperation between the government of the British Virgin Islands and the Administration Commission of the Tianjin Binhai   Read More ...
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BVI to host launch of CAPE financial services syllabus
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The ministry of education and culture in the British Virgin Islands will host the launch of the new financial services syllabus for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) on Thursday, 3 November 2016. Dr Kedrick Pickering, acting premier of the BVI, will deliver the feature address, while Myron Walwyn, minister of education and Culture will deliver an address. Lorna Smith, director of BVI Finance,   Read More ...
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BVI Asian trade mission spends second day in Beijing
By Natalia Prieto BEIJING, China -- During the second day of the BVI Asian Trade Mission’s stop in Beijing, premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, and his delegation met with vice chairman Li Shihong and other senior members of the marketing and international cooperation departments of the China National Tourism Association (CNTA) to familiarise the organisation with the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as a tourism destination.   Read More ...
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Asia-Pacific region remains a fundamental market for BVI
Asia-Pacific region remains a fundamental market for BVI BVI delegation at industry cocktail reception with British Consul General Andrew Heyn and Mrs Heyn. Photo: Premier’s Office By Nadia James-Harris HONG KONG -- The Asia Pacific Region remains a fundamental market for the British Virgin Islands as premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, concluded the first day of meetings during the BVI Asian Trade Mission in Hong Kong. Speaking on the achievements of the day,   Read More ...
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BVI prepares for Asian trade mission
By Nadia James-Harris ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands is strengthening its economic and financial services relations with the Asia Pacific region as premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, prepares to engage with business leaders, government officials, financial services practitioners and clients during the BVI Asian Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Greater China. Premier Dr Orlando Smith Smith said, “The mission, from October   Read More ...
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BVI tourist arrivals increase
By Nadia James-Harris ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands continues to see positive growth in the tourism industry with initial tourism figures for January to July 2016 showing an overall increase of 27.3 percent for all visitors, when compared to the same period in 2015. Premier and minister for tourism, Dr Orlando Smith, is pleased with the recent figures and stated, “The success rate is as   Read More ...
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BVI reports total confirmed zika cases now 25
By Natasha Lettsome ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The ministry of health and social development has reported 25 confirmed cases of zika in the British Virgin Islands as of September 27. Medical officer of health, Dr Ronald Georges, said in a statement, “As of today September 27 we are confirming 25 cases of zika in the territory. These cases have been confirmed by PCR testing at Quest Diagnostics in   Read More ...
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Regional stakeholders discuss Caribbean coastal zone issues
Participants during the conference from left to right: Karima Degia, Baird & Associates; Elizabeth Riley, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency; Pearline George, Conservation and Fisheries Department, British Virgin Islands BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Countries in the Caribbean need to find new, efficient and sustainable approaches to manage their terrestrial and marine resources. Daniel Best, director, projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), made this recommendation, noting that these approaches must also   Read More ...
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BVI launches new public-private initiative to support financial services industry
By Natalia Prieto ROAD TOWN, BVI -- BVI Finance Limited, a new public/private initiative that will see the creation of a company to better support financial services promotion and business development in the British Virgin Islands, is set to launch in January 2017. The new entity, which will take over from the existing BVI Finance, is part of an ongoing government programme that aims to strengthen and reposition   Read More ...
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BVI health officials confirm five cases of zika virus
By Adrianna J. Soverall ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The ministry of health and social development has confirmed five cases of the zika virus in the British Virgin Islands. Three of the cases were tested locally and found to be positive and two cases were tested overseas and found to be positive as well. Medical officer of health, Dr Ronald Georges has stated that with neighbouring islands contracting   Read More ...
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BVI immigration regulations changes take effect September 1
By Nadia James-Harris ROAD TOWN, BVI -- People who have been working in the British Virgin Islands for five years and are changing employers will no longer be required to leave the territory during the transitioning process. Beginning September 1, changes made to the Immigration and Passport Regulations will allow the chief immigration officer to grant a permit for persons to remain in the territory for the purpose   Read More ...
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BVI minimum wage increase to take effect October 1
By Feliza D. Fenty ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The ministry of natural resources and labour in the British Virgin Islands has reminded residents, especially the business community, that on October 1 the territory’s minimum wage will be raised from $4 to $6 per hour. Deputy premier and minister for natural resources and labour, Dr Kedrick Pickering, made the announcement on Monday, July 4, via a radio broadcast.   Read More ...
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Fugitive's Cayman Islands company closed down over $1.69 million claim
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A company owned by a man wanted by local police for a violent crime has been wound up by the Grand Court in the Cayman Islands after a creditor in the British Virgin Islands tried and failed for more than six months to get back almost $1.7 million he had on account with B & C Capital Ltd. Ryan Bateman Ryan Bateman, the   Read More ...
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BVI visa exemption programme to go into effect September 1
By Nadia James-Harris ROAD TOWN, BVI -- the British Virgin Islands Cabinet has approved the implementation of the BVI Visa Exemption Programme that will go into effect from Thursday, September 1. BVI visa fact sheet. Click for full size The programme will allow nationals of a country that require a BVI visa, but who also hold a United Kingdom, United States or Canadian visa, and are visiting the   Read More ...
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US Coast Guard ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off BVI
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Coast Guard rescue crews ended a four-day search on Saturday for possible survivors of a migrant vessel, which reportedly capsized sometime between the night of July 9, 2016 and last Monday morning in waters between the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean island of St Maarten. Search efforts by rescue crews yielded no signs of additional survivors. “Our thoughts and prayers are   Read More ...
US Coast Guard searches for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel off the BVI
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Coast Guard rescue crews were actively searching the waters between the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean island of St Maarten on Thursday for possible survivors of a capsized migrant vessel. Two St Maarten and two Cuban migrants who were traveling aboard the capsized vessel were rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel on Monday in waters south of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands,   Read More ...
BVI in an uncertain world after Brexit
Dear Sir: The United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union is a game changer in international relations. Britain’s withdrawal from the EU will have far-reaching implications for Europe and beyond and create a more uncertain international environment in which the British Virgin Islands (BVI) must operate. The EU will lose one of its most influential members in world affairs. The UK is presently the fifth largest economy   Read More ...
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BVI commences pilot study into contribution to global economy
BVI commences pilot study into contribution to global economy Mark Pragnell and Melanie Debono of Capital Economics (left) meeting with Kerry Anderson and Vanessa King of O’Neal Webster (right) on 29 June at the BVI Finance conference room for an in-depth, informative interview By Natalia Prieto ROAD TOWN, BVI -- This week, BVI Finance took further steps to enhance and protect the British Virgin Islands’ reputation as a legitimate and respected offshore financial centre by commencing an economic   Read More ...
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Three British Overseas Territories unite on gender affairs
Three British Overseas Territories unite on gender affairs Pictured are Gender Affairs Coordinator Lorolie Connor and Gender Director Carolyn Dickenson of Turks and Caicos, who understudied the BVI’s gender office for two weeks from June 13 to 24, 2016. (Photo: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD) By Adrianna J. Soverall ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The Office of Gender Affairs in the British Virgin Islands has shared its expertise on gender affairs with the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), following a two-week   Read More ...
BVI pushes for next-level internet development
BVI pushes for next-level internet development Elford Parsons, chief technical officer of the BVI Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, speaks at the second Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum, held in Willemstad, Curacao, from June 7 to 10, 2016. Photo: Gerard Best By Gerard Best WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The British Virgin Islands is stepping up efforts to get the most from its internet infrastructure. On June 4, 2011, BVI became only the second country in English-speaking Caribbean   Read More ...
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BVI undertakes study of financial services industry contribution to global economy
BVI undertakes study of financial services industry contribution to global economy Interim Executive Director of BVI Finance, Lorna Smith By Natalia Prieto ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The government of the British Virgin Islands has commissioned a research study to examine and illuminate the contributions of the BVI’s financial services industry to the global economy. From 27 June to 29 June, a three member research team from the London based global research firm, Capital Economics, will visit the territory to   Read More ...
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Anguilla police chief replaces former Cayman Islands police commissioner in BVI probe
Anguilla police chief replaces former Cayman Islands police commissioner in BVI probe GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The former Cayman Islands commissioner of police, who had been heading up a 19-month police corruption enquiry in the British Virgin Islands, has been replaced by the police commissioner from Anguilla, Paul Morrison. David Baines, former commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service In a statement to local media, the BVI police said Morrison would take over from David Baines following his   Read More ...
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BVI advocates for more UK engagement with overseas territories
BVI advocates for more UK engagement with overseas territories (L-R) Crispin Blunt MP, BVI London Office Director Benito Wheatley and Andrew Rosindell MP By Nadia James-Harris LONDON, England -- British Virgin Islands London office director Benito Wheatley has said there is a need for greater engagement from the UK government and parliamentary support on key overseas territories issues. Wheatley was addressing the second Overseas Territories (OT) All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in May. He said the key   Read More ...
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