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  • Arbitration: A Golden Opportunity for the BVI

    Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    April 17, 2014

    In a two part series, Business BVI investigates new potential products and services within the BVI’s Financial Services industry.

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  • The Serious Dangers of Using Windows XP & Office 2003

    Guy Phoenix | BVI Business Weekly
    March 26, 2014

    Microsoft will cease to support Windows XP after April 8, 2014. Support for Microsoft Office 2003 will also end on that date. This means that from April 8th onwards, Windows XP and Office 2003 will become a ‘soft target’ for hackers.

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  • Rotary’s Grand Affair

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    March 13, 2014

    One of the oldest non-profit organizations in the BVI, the Rotary Club of Tortola was established here in 1968 and with nearly 50 years of philanthropic work in the local community, Rotary Club is still going strong.

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  • The Real Cost of Tortola’s Infrastructural Issues

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    February 20, 2014

    Our infrastructure is holding back our tourism industry, damaging our real estate value and hindering our economy.

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  • Celebrating Literary Culture in the Virgin Islands

    By Ria O'Hagen | BVI Business Weekly
    February 13, 2014

    "Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become."

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  • Easing Congestion in Road Town

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    February 5, 2014

    As anyone who takes part in the Road Town rush hour can tell you, fighting the congestion is no mean feat. With commuters pouring in from all directions, traffic can become gridlocked all the way from Waterfront Drive to Port Purcell. Side lanes are deftly navigated by those in the know (i.e. everyone) to the point of being backed up as well, adding to the effect of a slow, frustrating commute.

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  • Four Hot BVI Tourism Trends for 2014

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    January 30, 2014

    When asked, why do people come to the BVI, we instantly think of beautiful islands, stunning white beaches and azure bays. However, beyond our gorgeous scenery we have much more to offer. Adventure tourism such as Canopy Tours, sports fishing and kite-boarding, or cultural tourism with BVI festivals throughout the year. Some of our niche tourism sectors are already being developed in the BVI, others are just beginning and others are yet to be exploited.

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  • What You Missed from BVI Business Outlook Conference 2014

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    January 23, 2014

    Last Wednesday Scrub Island Resort was bustling with high-powered business men and women; all attending the BVI Business Outlook 2014 Conference.

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  • Some Essential Advice For Changing Careers

    By Ria O'Hagen | BVI Business Weekly
    January 8, 2014

    Changing careers can be a daunting prospect, especially if you have been with your current employer for a very long time. There are many reasons to make the change though, maybe your industry is fading away and you want to jump the ship before it sinks, maybe you feel stuck and currently your job offers you nowhere else to go or you need a new challenge. Maybe it is because you cannot face going to work anymore, when it has lost all of its original appeal and no longer inspires you.

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  • Charity Begins at Home: The Tree of Hands

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    December 18, 2013

    A little known charity, the Tree of Hands has been in existence for almost 20 years. Carol Durante started it in 1994 and her daughter Alexandra Durante has taken over the mantle this year. Business BVI interviewed Alexandra on what the Tree of Hands means to the BVI community.

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  • Stay On Island And Offline This Christmas: Why You Should Shop Local

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    December 11, 2013

    Where are you planning on buying your Christmas gifts this year? It is often said that one of the main drawbacks living in the BVI is the limited choice of shopping, especially for those who are accustomed to living in larger cities with every material good imaginable.

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  • How To Handle Your Worst Nightmare: A Social Media Crisis.

    by Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    November 27, 2013

    One of the main reasons a company is reluctant to enter the social media sphere, is the fear of things going wrong and customers complaining – where everyone can see! Of course, if a customer is complaining online, you can bet they are doing the same in person, to anyone and everyone who is listening. Having a social media presence gives you an opportunity to act upon your customer’s concerns, that you would otherwise miss out on, and as written about by Business BVI previously, companies that are not engaging socially are in big trouble.

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  • Be Original. Finding and Filling a Niche in the BVI Market

    Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    November 20, 2013

    One of the latest tourism ventures in the BVI is Original Virgin Canopy Tours. A series of 8 zip lines take you on a journey through the canopy of Johnson’s Ghut, traversing over heights of 135ft. This one of a kind sightseeing tour is the brainchild of John O. Shirley, Theresa Shirley-Frett & Clifford Charles. Business BVI interviewed Ms. Shirley-Frett about breaking ground in a niche market.

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  • Reviving Road Town's Commercial Landscape

    Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    November 13, 2013

    Road Town’s landscape mirrors its economy. 50 years ago there were just a handful of scattered buildings populating the water’s edge, mainly filled by bars, government offices and local stores.

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  • Calling All Glossophobia Sufferers

    Jonathan Haslam | BVI Business Weekly
    November 6, 2013

    “You turn if you want to, the lady’s not for turning”.
    “Ask not what your country can do for you. Rather ask what you can do for your country.”

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  • Simply Lead

    Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    October 29, 2013

    Business BVI attended Leadercast BVI last week, a video-casting event hosted by Ballast & Capel and Smith & Associates.Leadercast is a one-day event broadcast live from Atlanta to over 100,000 leaders around the globe and serves to change the way 
the world thinks about leadership. Here are our top takeaways from the conference and how it can impact all leaders in the BVI.

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Join LinkedIn

    Ria O'Hagen | BVI Business Weekly
    October 22, 2013

    Founded in 2003, with more than 238 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. At Business BVI we think that this is a valuable tool for businesses and business professionals in the British Virgin Islands. Here are five reasons we think you should sign up for the fastest growing social media network for professionals.

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  • How To Prevent Your Computer From Damage & Corruption

    By Guy Phoenix, Fresh Mango Technologies | BusinessBVI Weekly
    October 18, 2013

    What happens to your office in the event of a power outage? Have you thought of how to protect your electrical equipment? Business BVI got the lowdown from Fresh Mango on the best way to prevent computer damage during power shortages, through an Uninterruptible Power Supply.

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  • 4 Ways to Get Rid of Stress in Your Life

    By Kate Mullan | BusinessBVi Weekly
    October 10, 2013

    Are you rushing around today? Trying to juggle work, kids, household tasks and maintain a life on top of it all? Worried that something is going to slip? Panicking that there aren’t enough hours in the day? Take a deep breath. Stop. Stress is a day to day factor in most of our lives but living with it constantly can be extremely detrimental to your health.

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  • Breaking Down Big Data

    By Richard Sykes | Technology BVI
    October 3, 2013

    Big Data, what does it mean? As with many technical terminologies, big data sounds impressive to many, yet remains a mystery in equal measure. Big data represents extremely large volumes of digital data collected together for reference or analysis; volumes comprising billions or even trillions of records. According to IBM, an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated per day. That looks like this: 2,500,000,000,000,000,000. Now that’s big!

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  • How to Successfully Grow Your Customer Base

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    September 25, 2013

    Want to know what the secret formula is to capturing consumers and turning them into life long customers? Sadly, there isn’t a magic trick that will make this happen overnight, it takes a lot of hard work and relationship building to grow a dedicated customer base.

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  • Is Busy the New Lazy?

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    September 18, 2013

    Feeling good about your morning at work? Got a lot of tasks ticked off your list? Followed up on odds and ends? Well don’t congratulate yourself just yet, it turns out that there’s a high probability you are just moving under the pretense of productivity.

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  • BVI Businesses Go Back to School

    By Kate Mullan | BVI Business Weekly
    September 11, 2013

    The morning commute through Road Town is getting busier, children are up at an early hour, the school buses are out in force; the BVI school year is underway.

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  • Jobless Claims, Factory Data Put Some Shine on Economy

    By REUTERS | NYTimes
    April 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON — New claims for jobless benefits hovered near their pre-recession levels last week and manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, suggesting an upswing in economic activity after a brutally cold winter.

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  • Russia Economy Worsens Even Before Sanctions Hit

    By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN | NYTimes
    April 16, 2014

    MOSCOW — Margarita R. Zobnina, a professor of marketing here, has been watching the Russian economy’s gathering woes with mounting alarm: friends who have moved abroad with no plans to return; others who put off new business ventures because of rising uncertainty. Meanwhile, Ms. Zobnina and her husband, Alexander, also a professor, have rented a safe deposit box to hold foreign cash as a hedge against the declining ruble.

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  • ARIANNA HUFFINGTON ON THE STRUGGLE TO FIND WORK-LIFE BALANCE

    BY RACHEL GILLETT | fastcompany.com
    April 16, 2014

    DURING A RECENT TALK AT THE COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL, ARIANNA HUFFINGTON OUTLINED FOUR WAYS TO ACHIEVE WHAT SHE CALLS THE THIRD METRIC FOR SUCCESS: THRIVING.

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  • Obama Effect Inspiring Few to Seek Office

    By JASON HOROWITZ | NYTimes
    April 13, 2014

    LUDLOW, Mass. — Eric Lesser was shaking hands with diners in a Portuguese restaurant last week when he spotted the owner of Manny’s TV & Appliances. “Oh, I’ve got to get a picture,” Mr. Lesser eagerly said, draping his arm over Manny Rovithis, whose low-budget commercials have run for decades in Western Massachusetts. Mr. Lesser’s giddiness about meeting the local celebrity had not faded when he sat down for lunch.

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  • 5 tips to boost search engine optimization in a competitive environment

    By Eric Covino | luxurydaily.com
    April 9, 2014

    While rankings are an important part of a search engine optimization campaign, there is a lot more to it than that.

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  • Gucci’s Chime for Change leverages technology to spark social change

    By Jen King | luxurydaily.com
    April 9, 2014

    NAPLES, FL – A Gucci executive said at the Luxury Summit 2014 that through charity initiatives the label is able to motivate consumers to become more active.

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  • Winners Awarded at 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festiva

    BVI Spring Regatta
    April 7, 2014

    Sunshine and 20-plus knot breeze welcomed the participants to the course on the final day at the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival in Tortola. Three consecutive days of great racing made for an exciting weekend for competitors, and the week-long festival drew more than 3,500 visitors to Nanny Cay.

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  • Conyers Dill & Pearman hires four new attorneys to its BVI office

    Conyers Dill & Pearman
    March 26, 2014

    Conyers Dill & Pearman’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office has recently added four attorneys. Joining the corporate group are James Baillieu and Oliver Richardson, with Adam Hinks and Murray Laing starting in the litigation and restructuring team.

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  • IAM Jet Centre Tortola, an exclusive new boutique FBO, is now open at TB Lettsome International Airport (TUPJ).

    IAM Jet Centres
    March 20, 2014

    IAM Group Managing Director, Paul Worrell, says " Tortola is the centre point of the British Virgin Islands, serving as the official seat of government as well as the gateway for the territory's world reknowned international financial services industry and its spectacular marine tourism - featuring amazing gem-like islands scattered in every direction and set in pristine turquoise water.

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  • Canada Ratifies TIEA with BVI

    Robert J.D. Briant, Anton Goldstein | Conyers Dill & Pearman
    March 11, 2014

    The Canadian government has ratified a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the British Virgin Islands (the “BVI”), paving the way for significant tax benefits for Canadian companies that establish subsidiaries in this jurisdiction.

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  • Harneys continues global expansion with Singapore office

    Harneys
    March 11, 2014

    Harneys will expand its global footprint with the opening of its seventh office, in Singapore, on 7 April 2014. Colin Riegels, head of Harneys’ banking and finance practice group, will relocate from Hong Kong to Singapore as the Managing Partner of the new office, and he will be joined by Hong Kong funds Partner Lisa Pearce.

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  • Maples Advises Epic Gas on US$75m Private Placement

    MAPLES
    February 3, 2014

    Maples and Calder acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to Epic Gas Ltd. on its private placement of 9,375,000 new shares at a subscription price of US$8.00 per share, raising US$75 million. The shares were registered on the Norwegian Over The Counter list in Oslo on 6 February 2014.

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  • New Year Boost to Current Management Team for KRyS Global

    KRyS Global
    February 3, 2014

    February 3rd 2014: KRyS Global, a firm dedicated to corporate recovery, asset tracing, insolvency, forensic accounting and business advisory services, today announced the appointment of Timothy Ward as its new Chief Executive Officer. Tim’s appointment as CEO will allow the firm to focus its resources to becoming the best offshore asset recovery firm operating offshore. This will reinforce the existing management structure and will enable Kenneth Krys, former CEO, who will become Executive Chairman of the firm, to direct his attention to the strategic, business development and risk management elements of the firm.

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  • Leading private client lawyer to join Mourant Ozannes

    Mourant Ozannes
    January 29, 2014

    Jim Edmondson will join Mourant Ozannes' award-winning International Trusts & Private Client practice as a consultant based in London and will lead that practice from 1 September 2014 when current head, Douglas Close, steps down after three years in the post. Jim Edmondson, who was until May 2013 head of Farrer & Co's private client practice, and joint senior partner, and who has acted in a consultancy role for that firm since then, will join Mourant Ozannes with effect from 1 May 2014.

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  • STATEMENT BY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE DR. THE HONOURABLE D. ORLANDO SMITH, OBE DURING THE THIRD SITTING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE SECOND HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AT THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

    Medium Term Fiscal Plan
    December 17, 2013

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  • CEDAR STUDENTS AWARDED FOR BEST BUSINESS CONCEPT

    At the second annual BVI Business Outlook Business Development Competition

    Oyster Global Marketing Group
    December 3, 2013

    Road Town, Tortola, BVI: Three teams of students converged on the Moorings Conference room on Friday afternoon, all armed with outstanding Power Point presentations; a culmination of two months of research and development for their new businesses to be launched into the BVI/Caribbean markets.

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  • BVI AIRPORTS AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES ENHANCED SERVICES FOR CORPORATE JETS

    The BVI Airports Authority Ltd.
    October 31, 2013

    The British Virgin Islands Airport Authority Limited and IAM Caribbean Inc., headquartered in Barbados, signed an agreement on October 30, 2013 for the establishment of a Jet Centre at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

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  • UK Government Endorses Strength Of BVI Financial Services Commission

    Government of the British Virgin Islands
    October 24, 2013

    British Virgin Islands Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith has today welcomed the statement from Mark Simmonds MP endorsing the strength of the British Virgin Islands’ independent regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC).

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  • British Virgin Islands Class III Trust Licence Announcement

    SERTUS Incorporations
    October 24, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that on 22 October 2013, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (BVI FSC) awarded a Class III Trust Licence to Sertus Incorporations (BVI) Limited.

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  • Campaign Lures Travellers in England to British Virgin Islands
    BVI Pop Up Bar stirs interest in Nature’s Little Secrets

    Kaletha Henry, Public Relations Coordinator | BVI Tourist Board
    October 19, 2013

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands, October 18, 2013 –A slice of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was brought to life in London in the form of Painkillers, leafy palms and decadent Caribbean flavours from conch fritters, grilled fish and fried plantains.

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  • SPEECH FROM THE THRONE DELIVERED
    HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR MR. BOYD McCLEARY, CMG, CVO
    First Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly

    Theme: Moving Forward Strategically House of Assembly Chamber
    October 7, 2013

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  • Harneys positions itself for further expansion with Chief Operating Officer hire

    Rahel Worede, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | HARNEYS
    October 2, 2013

    Leading offshore law firm Harneys has recruited Felice Swapp as its first-ever Chief Operating Officer (COO). Felice, who is based in the firm’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office, served as co-CEO of a large arts institution in San Francisco and began her career with management consultancy group McKinsey & Company.

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  • STATEMENT BY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE
    DR. THE HONOURABLE D. ORLANDO SMITH, OBE
    ON CRUISE PIER DEVELOPMENT IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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  • STATEMENT BY PREMIER OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
    DR. THE HONOURABLE D. ORLANDO SMITH, OBE
    PRESS BRIEFING

    Premier's Conference Room
    September 18, 2013

    THEME: Moving Strategically Forward (Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Financial Services)

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  • Young Math Camp Students and Airline Pilots Speak Same Language
    A Connection That Soars at O’Hare Airport

    by Dan and Valerie Ursini for RMT Laboratory
    September 17, 2013

    Photo Caption: A young math student of the RMT Laboratory of Chicago stands in front of a Boeing 777 engine during a recent field investigation at O'Hare.

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  • DAVID CAMERON CONFIRMS THE BVI IS NOT A TAX HAVEN

    UK Prime Minister officially recognises that the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies operate ‘fair and open tax systems’

    Road Town, Tortola, Wednesday 11 September 2013: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) welcomes David Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons in which he commended the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies for the actions taken to ensure the highest standards of tax transparency and that it is no longer fair to refer to the BVI, and its peers, as ‘tax havens’.

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