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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 reportingauthoritygroup@fiabvi.vg and all responses to requests for information should be submitted via email to the Director at wsmith@...
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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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Public Notice Office Closure

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Effective Friday, 27th March 2020 at 8:00 pm through Thursday, 2nd April 2020 at 6:00 am, the Financial Investigation Agency (“the Agency”) will be adhering to the 24-hour lockdown mandated by the Government of the Virgin Islands in response to the coronavirus (COVID 19).
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Public Notice Coronavirus (COVID 19)

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Due to recent measures implemented by the Government of the Virgin Islands regarding the coronavirus (COVID 19), the BVI Financial Investigation Agency is informing the public that it will be working with reduced staffing in-house, from today, 20th March 2020 through 17th April 2020. This measure is to locally manage the current environment that has been created by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Summary of Offences

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The Financial Investigation Agency Act, Proceeds of Criminal Conduct Act, the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice, the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and their subsequent amendments, the Non-Profit Organisations Act, the Anti-Terrorism Orders and the Proliferation Financing (Prohibition) Act, 2009, all contain detailed provisions of money laundering, terrorist financing and other related offences.
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Notice of Regulated Persons

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The Financial Investigation Agency advises that if you engage in the following business activities which are outlined in Regulation 2(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2008, as amended, (“AML Regs.”) and you fit the description of an entity defined in Section 2(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice, 2008, as amended, (“AML Code”), you are required to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (“AML/CFT”) laws of...
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The public is advised that Ephren Taylor Jr., who visited the Virgin Islands and addressed members of the public in March 2007 during a business seminar has been named as a defendant to a class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of California on behalf of hundreds of Plaintiffs.
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Financial Investigation Agency Fraud Alert

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The Financial Investigation Agency is advising residents of the BVI to be on the lookout for a new scam that has been recently identified. The scam is being perpetrated via the internet and mobile phones and appears to be targeting civil servants with BVI Government issued mobile phones.
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The Financial Investigation Agency would like to remind residents of the arrest of St. Thomas resident Janice Dorette Rey by U.S. Marshalls in February, 2010. Rey, a former BVI resident, is presently in custody in the United States awaiting trial for various offences relating to fraud. She is accused of operating a pyramid scheme titled “Global Cohesive Economics (GCE)” which was used to defraud several BVI residents.
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