NO MORE OFF-SEASON: AMERICAN AIRLINES MAINTAINS BVI SERVICE ALL YEAR

American Airlines will offer uninterrupted flight service to the British Virgin Islands throughout 2024, even during the historically slower travel months of July to October. This marks the first time a major carrier has maintained continuous operations to the territory year-round. The BVI Airports Authority announced the new arrangement on Saturday, hailing it as a … Continued

MAN FOUND DEAD AT VIRGIN GORDA RESIDENCE

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed receiving a report of an unresponsive male at his residence in The Valley, Virgin Gorda, after 7 pm on Friday. According to the official statement, officers promptly responded to the scene and conducted thorough investigations. The male was pronounced deceased at the location. While the RVIPF … Continued

CLAUDE SKELTON CLINE ARRESTED AND CHARGED

Popular local commentator Claude Skelton Cline, a former government consultant, was arrested and charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in relation to a criminal investigation resulting from findings in audits related to the Commission of Inquiry. Cline was charged with two counts of obtaining property by deception, four counts of false accounting, and … Continued

TWO MEN KILLED IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING IN HUNTUMS GHUT

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is investigating a fatal shooting incident that left two men dead in the Huntums Ghut area early this morning. In a statement, the RVIPF confirmed the shooting took place after 1 a.m., resulting in the deaths of two males. However, further details surrounding the circumstances of the incident … Continued

ECCB ORDERS INDEPENDENT AUDIT OF REPUBLIC BANK AMID DELAYED TRANSACTION DEBACLE

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has announced it is commissioning an independent audit of Republic Bank (EC) Limited after over 12,000 customers had their accounts improperly debited due to delayed processing of transactions dating back to 2022. In a strongly-worded statement, the ECCB called the situation “downright unsatisfactory” and stated it has caused hardship … Continued

OFFICIALS OUTLINE PLANS FOR CRUISE TOURISM ECONOMIC STUDY

Members of the public in the British Virgin Islands recently got a deeper look into the upcoming economic study to be conducted by the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) on cruise passenger spending patterns in the territory.  The study was first announced by Minister for Communications and Works, the Honourable Kye Rymer, during his attendance … Continued

EU, & CDEMA INK HISTORIC MOU

A pioneering agreement to bolster cooperation on integrated disaster risk management was formalized on Wednesday, bringing together the European Union and key regional actors from Latin America and the Caribbean. The historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed at a ceremony in Barbados where it was hailed by a local minister as a vital step … Continued

SAINT LUCIA DECLARES WATER EMERGENCY AMID CRITICAL SHORTAGE

The island of Saint Lucia is facing a dire water crisis, prompting authorities to declare a water-related emergency across the island. The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO), Saint Lucia’s water provider, issued the emergency declaration on Tuesday after consultations with key stakeholders. Addressing the nation in a press conference, WASCO’s CEO cited “the exceptional … Continued