The British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) are a group of 40 islands and islets located in the Caribbean 60 sea miles east of the Island of Puerto Rico. There is an estimated population of 21,000 and a land area of 153 square kilometers. The official language is English and its currency is the US dollar. The Island is an overseas territory of the British Crown Colony with a legal system based on English common law with local modifications. The United Kingdom is responsible for the defense and foreign affairs of BVI.