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British Virgin Islands


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  • proper n. A British overseas territory in the Caribbean

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. more than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited); a dependent territory of the United Kingdom


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  • The British Virgin Islands is a leading jurisdiction for the formation of alternative investment funds, having approximately 2,800 funds registered or recognised under the

    Daily News

  • The British Virgin Islands are a group of small islands that attract many tourists every year.


  • Deutsche Bank was among bidders for Madoff claims that may exceed $1.5 billion, sold by a pair of investment funds based in the British Virgin Islands.

    Madoff Claims Lure Banks

  • After a series of legal actions in London, the case was referred to the High Court of the British Virgin Islands, which ruled that Alfa was not entitled to demand Cukurova repay its loan.

    Fight for Turkish Cellphone Firm Nears End

  • The intended buyer of JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is Galante Holdings Inc., a British Virgin Islands company that claims it had the right to pay $84.5 million for the entire mortgage as the junior-most debtholder.

    Casino Debtholders Fight On

  • One of the resorts I check from time to time is Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, which I've been visiting for years.

    The Perfect Webcation

  • When I got the restaurateur, an ex-Marine who moved to the British Virgin Islands in the '70s, on the phone, he started checking off all the places where Pussers did have webcams, including the bar at its restaurant in Road Town, Tortola's capital.

    The Perfect Webcation

  • After the first solo pilot tests the sub, Mr. Branson himself will pilot it to the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench, near his private island of Necker in the British Virgin Islands.

    Space: The Next Business Frontier

  • Mr. Davis regularly corresponded with Mr. Friedli, making written requests for wire transfers of millions of dollars to Mr. Stanford's personal accounts, and payments of up to $125,000 to the Antiguan auditor's accounts in London and the British Virgin Islands, court filings show.

    Bank Probe in Stanford Case

  • The Fairfield funds, which are being liquidated in proceedings in the British Virgin Islands, also sought bankruptcy protection in the U.S. under Chapter 15 in June of last year.

    Liquidator of Madoff Feeders Sues Over $43 Million in Fake Profits


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