BVI Ventures Deeper Into Crypotocurrency

The entity responsible for marketing the financial services industry — is continuing its quest to showcase the territory as a premier destination for cryptocurrency enterprises. Cryptocurrencies are virtual assets which have become increasingly popular as people are increasingly drawn to currencies that aren’t controlled by governments and central banks. Recently, BVI Finance hosted a cryptocurrency […]

Virgin Islands mission strengthens Guyana links

Representatives from the Virgin Islands private sector joined leaders including Deputy Premier Lorna Smith, Junior Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Dr. Karl Dawson, and BVI Finance CEO Elise Donovan in traveling to Guyana this month to discuss greater collaboration in trade between the two jurisdictions. Ms. Smith — who is also the minister of financial […]

Government in talks on global tax

Even though the government doesn’t expect the planned Global Minimum Tax to adversely affect the Virgin Islands’ financial services sector, discussions are ongoing with the industry in order to ensure the territory is “up to date” as leaders consider the way forward, according to Deputy Premier Lorna Smith. “The [VI] has always adhered to all […]

BVI could use land in Guyana for agriculture

The government of the British Virgin Islands is contemplating an offer from Guyana to use lands in that country for agricultural produce. This is according to Junior Minister for Agriculture Dr Karl Dawson who said the possibility of BVI farmers producing food in Guyana was discussed when he met with officials there recently. “It certainly came […]

Premier Wheatley Attending Caricom Heads Of Government Meeting

In a recent Government Information Services release, it was announced that Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Dr. Natalio Wheatley will be attending 45th regular meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from July 3 to 5. The meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister of […]

VI Legislators In TCI

A delegation from the House of Assembly (HOA) of the Virgin Islands is in Turks and Caicos participating in the 45th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The CPA conference of the Caribbean, The Americas, and the Atlantic Region will feature several significant events, including the 13th Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Women […]

Visa Requirements For Guyanese To be Lifted Soon – Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, Hon. Lorna Smith has told a Guyana media house that the Government is considering lifting visa requirements for Guyanese and believes it will happen soon. Several years ago, the BVI instituted visa requirements for Guyanese, a move that served to limit the influx of Guyanese […]

Delegation Named For Guyana Trade Mission

The Government has announced that the Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, the Hon. Lorna Smith, will lead a diverse, 17-member delegation on a significant trade mission to Guyana from 30th July to 4th August 2023. The delegation comprises representatives from the financial services industry and various business sectors, highlighting the […]

Hon Lorna G. Smith meets Guyana’s Foreign Secretary for trade talks

This morning, July 31, 2023, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith (AL), OBE, along with Ms Petrona N. Davies, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Financial Services, Labour and Trade; and Dr Karl Dawson (R1), Junior Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries met with Foreign Secretary Robert […]

Revised elections law put on government’s agenda

The government has set its sights on making amendments to the current Elections Act ahead of expected general elections in the next few months. This was revealed during the Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor John Rankin in the House of Assembly (HOA) yesterday, January 24. According to Governor Rankin, “amendments to the Elections […]


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