HUOBI TO BECOME FIRST DIGITAL ASSET TRADING PLATFORM OPERATOR IN THE BVI

One of the world’s largest digital asset service providers, Huobi Group, intends to set up shop in the British Virgin Islands as the first Digital Asset Trading Platform Operator in the Territory after successfully obtaining an Investment Business Licence from the Financial Services Commission through its subsidiary Brtuomi Worldwide Limited. In a recent statement Huobi … Continued

FRASER CALLS FOR CLARITY ON THE DIFFERENTIATION OF NONPROFITS AND CORPORATE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE BVI

As the Government of the Virgin Islands moves forward with plans to implement a Non-Profit Organisations Act, Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has raised some questions surrounding the distinction of nonprofit organisations from the major corporations which fall within the Financial Services Sector. The Bill in question makes allowances for better supervision and monitoring of the … Continued

ESWORTH BARNWELL CHARGED FOR WOUNDING WIFE, STEP-DAUGHTER

Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department charged a man yesterday September 22nd, 2022 in the wounding of his wife and stepdaughter. Esworth Barnwell, 35, of Diamond Estate is charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm; assault occasioning actual bodily harm and being armed with an offensive weapon. Initial investigations indicate that Monday evening, the accused attacked … Continued

THE BVI CANNOT ALLOW THE UK TO IMPOSE ITS CULTURE OR IDEOLOGIES ON US – SAYS WHEATLEY; NO LICENSE ISSUED IN NECKER ISLAND SAME SEX MARRIAGE CEREMONY

Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley has expressed the view that despite seeking to maintain positive relationships with the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands cannot allow the UK to impose its culture or ideologies on the Territory – particularly at a time where this could directly impact the process of constitutional development. “It is … Continued

PREMIER WHEATLEY LEADS BVI DELEGATION TO 9TH MEETING OF THE INTER VIRGIN ISLANDS COUNCIL

Today, September 22nd 2022, Premier and Finance Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley will lead a delegation to represent the British Virgin Islands during the Ninth Meeting of the Inter Virgin Islands Council, which is being held in the United States Virgin Islands. The BVI delegation consists of Deputy Premier and Minister for Communication and … Continued

FIONA STRENGTHENS INTO CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE; ON TRACK FOR BERMUDA

While the British Virgin Islands was spared of any major damages associated with the passing of Hurricane Fiona, the system has strengthened to Category 4 as of Wednesday and is barreling towards sister overseas territory Bermuda, after devastating Puerto Rico. Fiona is expected to begin affecting Bermuda later this week, bringing torrential rains and strong … Continued

BVI TO OBSERVE WORLD PHARMACIST DAY

In the coming days the British Virgin Islands, for the first time, will hold a national observance of World Pharmacist day – a day set aside internationally for the celebration of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and technicians in the field of pharmacy. In a special edition of the GIS report, Chief of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services … Continued

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY REFLECTS ON THE PASSING OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II; FRASER QUESTIONS ABSENCE OF SPECIAL SITTING FOR TRIBUTES

Ahead of debates at Tuesday’s sitting of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Members of the house were given the opportunity to express their condolences and share their memories of the reign of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Acting Premier, The Honourable Kye Rymer told the house “It is no question in my mind … Continued