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Public Notice – FIA’s Power To Impose Fines

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The Financial Investigation Agency (“FIA”) is hereby notifying the public that based on section 5K of the Financial Investigation Agency Act, 2003, as amended by the Financial Investigation Agency (Amendment) Act, 2021 (‘the Act’), the FIA can now impose fines for the commission of any offence that prescribes a fine under the Act, including failure to comply with a request to produce documents within the specified time period of five working days.
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To ensure seamless services as we live and work with COVID-19, the BVI Financial Investigation Agency (“Agency”) has revised its current operations, beginning the week of 5 July 2021.
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Under the laws of the Virgin Islands (hereinafter referred to as the "Territory"), all non-profit organisations ("NPOs") operating within or from within the Territory are subject to the Anti­ Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice 2008, as amended ("the AML Code").
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The Financial Investigation Agency has developed a Money Laundering Reporting Officer Notification of Appointment Form that should URGENTLY be completed by the following entities:
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Warning - Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes

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The Financial Investigation Agency (“the Agency”) would like to advise and warn the general public of many get rich quick schemes (“Ponzi and Pyramid”) and other investment scams which are being promoted from and within the Territory.
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Public Notice - DNFBPs

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Proceeds of Criminal Conduct Act, 1997, as amended
Anti-Money laundering Regulations 2008, as amended
Anti-Money laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice 2008, as amended
Non-Profit Organizations Act, 2012
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Public Notice - Non-Profit Organizations

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Proceeds of Criminal Conduct Act, 1997, as amended
Anti-Money laundering Regulations 2008, as amended
Anti-Money laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice 2008, as amended
Non-Profit Organizations Act, 2012
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Updated Public Notice - Normal Hours Resume

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Beginning on Monday 11th May 2020, the Financial Investigation Agency will resume normal hours of operation, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. In an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Agency will limit visits to its physical office. Registered Agents are invited to continue submitting suspicious activity/transaction reports via email to [email protected] and all responses to requests for information should be submitted via email to the Director at [email protected]
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Updated Public Notice - 1 May 2020

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In an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the Territory, the Government of the Virgin Islands has implemented, for an initial period of two weeks, a daily curfew from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm. In adherence with the said curfew, the Financial Investigation Agency (the Agency) will be operating from its physical office within the following hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
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As the territory continues its efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Financial Investigation Agency will remain closed 2nd April 2020 - 16th April 2020, in adherence with the lockdown mandated by the Government of the Virgin Islands.
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Any person that fails or refuses to provide information to the Agency that it considers relevant to the performance of its functions commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

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