ONE NEW CASE OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN THE BVI

Based on new epidemiological records, another case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the British Virgin Islands. Minister of Health, Hon. Carvin Malone told 284 news today that the new case was someone who repatriated back to the BVI. Honorable Malone said it was a “returning resident, tested while in quarantine”. To date the territory … Continued

TRUMP SAYS HE’LL LEAVE WHITE HOUSE IF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SEATS BIDEN

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat. … Continued

CARNIVAL CANCELS US CRUISES FOR JANUARY, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled additional cruises from the United States for the first month of 2021. This, following an advisory against cruise travel from the US-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Carnival said in a press release that their decision will affect all embarkations from US homeports from January 1-31 and all embarkations on … Continued

RACISM HAS DRIVEN AMERICA INTO DECLINE- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

People all over the world view the USA today alarmingly.  Outsiders – non Americans- are at a loss for the downward trajectory of the supposedly most powerful country on earth.  The USA is no longer a draw for world travelers and migrants. The greatly valued Green Card is only attractive to desperate people from war torn and economically depressed lands.  In fact … Continued

OUTSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO BE HONORED

GIS Members of the Territory’s law enforcement, security and protection forces will soon be awarded the Governor’s Medal for Meritorious Service. The initiative launched by His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert will see up to 10 persons receiving awards. Governor Jaspert said he is pleased to launch the initiative, which will hereafter be awarded annually … Continued

RVIPF RECEIVES FOUR NEW VEHICLES

GIS The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will add four new law enforcement vehicles to their fleet as the Government of the Virgin Islands continues to invest in law enforcement. Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said the vehicles have just arrived to the Territory and that he is pleased that the … Continued

PREMIER FAHIE RAISES CONCERNS TO JMC REGARDING CONSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIP

GIS Yesterday, the Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie raised concerns during the Overseas Territories Joint Minister Council (JMC) meeting regarding language of the communiqué relating to a section on the Constitutional Relationship.   In making his final intervention during the JMC, Premier Fahie said the following:   “I am aware that the OTs … Continued

BODY FOUND FLOATING IN FAT HOG’S BAY AREA

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force have confirmed reports of a body found floating in the vicinity of Fat Hogs bay. RVIPF Information Officer Dianne Drayton said “Police can confirm that a decomposing body was found in the Fat Hog’s Bay area. There are no other details available at the time. The identity … Continued

CHINA TESTS MILLIONS AFTER CORONAVIRUS FLAREUPS IN 3 CITIES

Loop News Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week. As temperatures drop, widescale measures are being enacted in Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, even though the number of new cases remains low compared to … Continued