British Virgin Islands

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Gulf royals own more than £1bn of UK property via tax havens
New government register shows how offshore jurisdictions used for ownership of nearly 200 properties including hotels and country estates

Rob Davies

28, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Tory donors own UK properties via more than 150 offshore firms
People including property developers and peers who have collectively donated £21m named on new register

Henry Dyer, Rowena Mason, Ben Quinn and Carmen Aguilar García

27, Jan, 2023 @2:45 PM

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UK will not impose direct rule on British Virgin Islands, Liz Truss says
UK foreign secretary decided to give territory two years to implement reforms to tackle corruption

Jamie Grierson

08, Jun, 2022 @3:12 PM

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No decision yet on British Virgin Islands direct rule, says UK minister after visit
Amanda Milling says ‘significant changes' needed to tackle corruption following talks with political and community leaders

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, May, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Caribbean states warn against direct rule of British Virgin Islands
Former colonies condemn ‘retrograde’ proposal that UK override local democracy to tackle corruption

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

03, May, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Parliament needs a fresh start in a new building | Brief letters
Brief letters: Museum piece MPs | Not so sharp | Just the recipe | Backhanded praise | Adieu to audio


01, May, 2022 @3:40 PM

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UK set to impose direct rule on British Virgin Islands as premier faces cocaine charges
In a further twist, the islands’ premier has been arrested in a Miami sting operation on suspicion of drug trafficking

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

29, Apr, 2022 @5:39 PM

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‘Head coach wants to play’: the US drug sting that led to BVI premier’s arrest
Andrew Fahie is due in court on drug charges in Miami after arrest following months-long undercover operation

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

29, Apr, 2022 @12:20 PM

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British Virgin Islands premier arrested on cocaine charges in US sting operation
Andrew Fahie is charged with conspiring to import drug into the US and money laundering by the Drug Enforcement Agency

Martin Hodgson

28, Apr, 2022 @10:15 PM

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UK minister in BVI for urgent talks on sanctioning Russian oligarchs
Amanda Melling’s visit follows fears UK tax havens may offer loophole for those trying to avoid clampdown

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Mar, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Alexei Mordashov, Russia’s richest man, may have avoided freeze on £1bn Tui shares
Alexei Mordashov sold most of 34% stake in world’s biggest tourism operator to firm in British Virgin Islands

Julia Kollewe

16, Mar, 2022 @3:56 PM

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HMRC to relocate to Newcastle office owned by Tory donors via tax haven
Deal is part of north-east regeneration scheme developed by property tycoons David and Simon Reuben

Harry Davies and Rowena Mason

25, Nov, 2021 @11:11 AM

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