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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States Virgin Islands Rugby Football Union (www.usvirugby.org) is pleased to announce that their 15’s team, The Privateers, will be playing a game on Saturday April 23rd, 2016, against the British Virgin Islands, at A.O. Shirley Stadium on Tortola. This game marks the USVIRFU’s third competition

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NASSAU — Up to $1.8 billion would be needed to end poor housing conditions in six Caribbean nations, a new report reveals, launched during the Inter-American Development Bank‘s (IDB) annual meeting, held this year in the Bahamas. The State of Housing in Six Caribbean Countries, analysed between 2000 and 2015

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A thriving financial services industry that evolved over the last 30 years in the British Virgin Islands made it one of the most popular places in the world to form a corporation, turning a sleepy cluster of Caribbean islands into a global hub of finance.

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Mossack Fonseca is not a household name, but the Panamanian law firm has long been well-known to the global financial and political elite, and thanks to a massive 2.6-terabyte leak of its confidential papers to a select group of investigative journalists it’s about to become

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Stashing money overseas isn’t just for criminals. Legitimate banks and law firms have entire departments devoted to moving wealth offshore. They call it “aggressive tax planning” or “tax avoidance” and it’s perfectly legal — though it costs Canada an estimated $6 billion to $7.8 billion

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Police in the British Virgin Islands have not found anything suspicious, so far, as they investigate the death of a 38-year-old Jamaican. According to BVI News Online, the deceased — Tracy Forbes — who had been living in the British Virgin Islands for about 10 years,

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WASHINGTON — Russian organized crime groups, flush with billions of dollars looted from the former Soviet Union and profits from drug trafficking and other criminal activities, are using unregulated and secretive Caribbean banks to launder their illicit gains, according to U.S. and Caribbean law enforcement officials. These authorities said that members

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A Guyanese woman who lives at Purcell Estate on Tortola, it appears, ended up beating the wrong woman she thought was having an affair with her male lover. It turned out she actually beat a translator who, possibly unwittingly, was facilitating a love triangle. At

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MANILA, Philipines — The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials said Saturday. Presidential Communications Undersecretary

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 22-year-old British Virgin Islands national pleaded guilty today in federal court in St. Thomas to smuggling illegal aliens into the territory. Ashemba Frett of Road Town, Tortola pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez in U.S. District Court on Veterans Drive to “encouraging and inducing

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