The BVI

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a group of some 36 islands, 16 of which are inhabited, located about 70 miles east of Puerto Rico within the Lesser Antilles chain of Caribbean Islands. They have an estimated population of 28,000. The islands occupy an area of 59 Sq miles. The principal town and commercial centre is Road Town, on the island of Tortola. Principal economic activities are tourism and financial services. Principal access to the islands is by air through San Juan, Puerto Rico or Antigua or by ferry from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.

The BVI is a British Overseas Territory with a Governor appointed by Her Majesty's Government, and an elected legislature, headed by a Premier. The Governor is responsible for external relations, defense, and internal security including the police, public service and the administration of justice. All other matters, including finance and taxation, are the responsibility of local Government. The Legal system is based on English Common Law; there is an efficient commercial court with final appeal to the UK Privy Council.

The Territory enjoys the reputation of being a stable, secure, sophisticated democracy with a commitment to providing quality service to a quality clientele. This reputation, together with innovative and flexible legislation, has helped to make BVI companies, such as Coverdale, become recognized and accepted by banks, stock exchanges and governments throughout the world. As such, the Territory is maintained as the largest incorporator of companies in the world.

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COVERDALE COVID 19 VIRUS RESPONSE

UPDATE APRIL 2, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the government of the BVI announced an extension of its initial curfew ending 6:00am Thursday April 2, 2020. There will be a limited curfew from April 2-4 to permit residents to shop for essentials and conduct banking. A 24 hour curfew will commence 6pm Saturday April 4 and run until the end of the day Thursday April 16, 2020. Businesses and government offices will continue to operate remotely to the extent possible. However, some services will not be available during this period.

Key Coverdale staff will be serving clients remotely. We will be able to submit applications and requests to the Registry of Corporate Affairs electronically. We will not be able to conduct litigation searches.

We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

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COVERDALE COVID 19 VIRUS RESPONSE

UPDATE APRIL 2, 2020

 

 

On April 1, 2020, the government of the BVI announced an extension of its initial curfew ending 6:00am Thursday April 2, 2020.  There will be a limited curfew from April 2-4 to permit residents to shop for essentials and conduct banking.  A 24 hour curfew will commence 6pm Saturday April 4 and run until the end of the day Thursday April 16, 2020.  Businesses and government offices will continue to operate remotely to the extent possible.  However, some services will not be available during this period.

 

Key Coverdale staff will be serving clients remotely.  We will be able to submit applications and requests to the Registry of Corporate Affairs electronically.  We will not be able to conduct litigation searches.

 

We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.