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  1. Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Caribbean crib Scrub Island (scrubisland.com), the first resort to be built in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years, has opened its doors. Ocean-view rooms and villas (right) boast old-world Caribbean charm and modern-day luxury. Doze on the pristine beach or at the resort's lagoon-style pool, or venture down to the 6,000 sqft spa. Suits are strictly prohibited ...

  2. Ruling keeps HK's edge over Singapore

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) decision in January to allow the British Virgin Islands as an acceptable overseas jurisdiction (AOJ) has been welcomed by bankers and analysts, ... from the Virgin Islands. 'From that perspective, Hong Kong has come in line with other major financial centres,' Smith says. He says it is a good move that will help maintain Hong ...

  3. Tax haven Anguilla courts companies

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of most Caribbean islands, including the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Anguilla, is based on English common law. 'The BVI Business Companies Act was passed in 2004 and is slightly more up ... The list of offshore tax havens luring Hong Kong, mainland and regional companies is growing, and one can add to it Anguilla, a small British-governed Caribbean island. Representatives ...

  4. Columbarium runs into trouble

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... owner of the columbarium site. The land's owner is Lippo Star International, which is registered in the British Virgin Islands. The company bought the 300,000 sq ft site from a local bank ... Cheung Chi-fai The operator of a private columbarium being built on Lantau Island is thought to be making misleading claims about thousands of niches being planned near a famous site known ...

  5. Pioneer Iron creditors seek to stop winding-up

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... US$1.7 billion, voluntarily wound up Pioneer Iron in the British Virgin Islands, where it is incorporated, in June. The company, which has debts of US$516 million, was then also wound up in Hong ... companies were not really owed money by Pioneer Iron. Calling them 'purported creditors', she said there would be a court hearing in the British Virgin Islands in January next year ...

  6. Funeral urn site seized by officials

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of their plans. Land registry records show ownership of the 300,000 square foot plot has already been transferred from Lippo Star, a British Virgin Islands-registered company, to the government. ... an underground columbarium in defiance of an official order. The plot of land at Tei Tong Tsai on Lantau Island is one of 53 sites next to or surrounded by country parks that were formally identified ...

  7. Island life

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the largest city on Vancouver Island and the most robust relic of Canada's British past, seems a world away from the mainland, whether you are in the city itself or thinking about it from ... Cameron Dueck The Victoria-bound Spirit of Vancouver Island lets out a droning blast of its horn and turns hard to port. The ferry's decks shudder as the engines churn to get her ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as Kinsen Kam, submitted a petition to the High Court to have Yung Kee Holdings Ltd, registered in the British Virgin Islands, liquidated. According to the Companies Registry, Yung Kee Holdings is not a shareholder of the restaurant in Central, which is owned by three other companies registered in the Virgin Islands. The petition will be heard in the High Court on June 2. Austin Chiu Passenger sues ...

  9. 'Steel princess' trading company in liquidation

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... and Steel is incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and has an office and some assets in Hong Kong. The company went into liquidation in the BVI on June 25. The liquidators had to apply ... or transfer them out of the business. The August 3 winding up petition said Chen had transferred Pioneer's 100 per cent shareholdings in three British Virgin Islands-incorporated companies out ...

  10. Leaks reveal US frustration at more assertive China

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks yesterday revealed growing frustration felt by the United States and some other major economies when dealing with a China ... in March, according to a US State Department cable obtained by the British newspaper The Guardian. In another cable, the US ambassador to Beijing, Jon Huntsman, warned of a rough year with China, ...




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