June 20, 2021

BVI launches country assessment of living conditions

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 — The British Virgin Islands has launched the Country Assessment of Living Conditions (CALC) for the islands, as the region continues to advance the efficient collection and use of statistical country data. Minister of Health and Social Development, the Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton, delivered an address to the people of the […]

BVI hires second attorney to stay off EU’s blacklist

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By: Pedro Goncalves |From International Investment The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has hired another attorney from the UK to draft legislation intended to keep the territory off the European Union’s blacklist of tax haven jurisdictions. The government will not be incurring any additional expenses for the second attorney, according to a Cabinet’s […]

Cayman Islands’ Solomon Harris merger with Bedell Cristin completes

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The partners of Solomon Harris successfully completed their merger with globally recognised offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin, on 12 October 2018. First announced in July, the merger enables Solomon Harris to expand its reach into other international markets including the Middle East and the Far East, where Cayman legal structures are particularly popular. It also […]

BVI Court appoints receiver under Arbitration Act to preserve assets pending arbitration award

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Authors: Vicky Lord Paula Gibbs Peter Ferrer Stuart Cullen Contributed by Harney Westwood & Riegels From ILO A BVI court has appointed Grant Thornton as a receiver over a BVI company under Section 43 of the Arbitration Act 2013 in order to preserve the value of the company pending the determination of foreign arbitration proceedings. […]

New partner to lead Carey Olsen’s trusts and private wealth teams in BVI and Cayman

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Leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen has appointed Bernadette Carey to head up its trusts and private wealth practice across the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands – reflecting the ongoing growth of the firm’s Caribbean offices. Ms Carey, who joins from another offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands, has a broad private […]

Why we need to protect turtles

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Courtesy Richard Branson, Virgin Airlines From OECS Incredible to see these cute leatherback turtle hatchlings flip flopping over each other on Necker’s Turtle Beach as they make their way down to the ocean for the first time. One of my favourite things about living in the BVI is being surrounded by such stunning scenery and […]

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has been appointed as the member firm for BVI and the Cayman islands

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According to a press release from Mourant, Multilaw is one of the largest legal networks globally, with 9,000 lawyers across 80 firms in 100 countries. It has been in operation for nearly 30 years and the member firms have a combined revenue of over $5bn annually. Mourant Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: “As one […]

Cayman Islands: Harney’s set the pace for private wealth market

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For the second consecutive year, Harneys has proven itself as the forerunner for the private wealth market with its recent rankings in the 2018 Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide. The firm’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) team was the sole firm recognised in the Band 1 ranking for offshore trusts, while the Cayman Islands team […]

Storm spurs Caribbean island resort to recover lost paradise

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By Sebastien Malo From Reuters CANE GARDEN BAY, British Virgin Islands, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sun loungers dot the white sand of Cane Garden Bay, a beach resort tucked between steep hillsides and the azure sea in the British Virgin Islands. Yachts bob in the harbour and brightly painted homes line quiet streets. […]

Eastern Caribbean destinations’ fast recoveries show region’s resiliency, popularity

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Source: Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association MIRAMAR, Fla., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The overwhelming majority of the Caribbean’s more than million square miles was unhindered following last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Nearly 100 ports were operating immediately after the storms and continuing to welcome guests to a region filled with diverse attractions, activities and […]