SIX NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED IN USVI!

Source: VI Consortium The V.I. Department of Health has confirmed six new cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the latest info graphic published by the department. Five of the six cases were recorded on St. Croix, and one in St. Thomas. Of the five cases on St. Croix, one was transmitted … Continued

BREAKING NEWS: CANNABIS ACT PASSED IN HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY!

The highly-debated Marijuana legislation was passed in the House of Assembly a few minutes ago. This was confirmed by Premier of the Virgin Islands, Honorable Andrew A. Fahie who said “The VIRGIN ISLANDS MEDICINAL CANNABIS LICENSING ACT, 2020″ was successfully passed in the House of Assembly in the B.V.I. without dissent. Major medicinal and economic … Continued

GUN SHOT FIRED IN BAUGHER’S BAY!

According to reports reaching our newsroom, a single gunshot was fired in the Baugher’s Bay Area tonight. The incident occurred a few minutes ago at a home in close proximity to the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School. It is alleged that a fight ensued between two men resulting in one fleeing the scene on a scooter. … Continued

BREAKING NEWS: DR. KEDRICK PICKERING DEFENDS BVI AIRWAYS AND SWEARS FOR NEIL SMITH! SAYS “WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE!”

In what can be described as an unprecedented move, Dr. Kedrick Pickering is now swearing unequivocally for Neil Smith, the former financial secretary who is set to be held accountable for the mismanagement of the $7.2 million BVI Airways project. This was revealed a few minutes ago on radio show, “Honestly speaking”with Claude Skelton-Cline. Dr. … Continued

OPPOSITION WINS ANGUILLA’S GENERAL ELECTIONS

Source: CNW The main opposition Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) has won Monday’s general election in this British Overseas Territory, winning seven of the 11 seats, according to the preliminary results released. Among the causalities is Premier Victor Banks, whose Anguilla United Front’s (AUF’s), won four seats. Banks, 72, was defeated by 27 year-old Dianne Kentish … Continued

BVI INDEPENDENCE? EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

Greater citizen power or greater autonomy In a world ruled by super powers, small countries controlled by the agendas of powerful states like these Majestic Virgin Islands must aim for greater power for their peoples within the crucible of that global power play.  Greater autonomy or independence is not necessarily the best option to boost the social and economic welfare of small island territories and jurisdictions ‘’under the thump of a super power.’’ Now, in … Continued

SAHARA DUST TO LINGER OVER BVI FOR ANOTHER WEEK

According to DDM, the air quality has again dropped to moderate levels, as a result of an increase in particulate matters 2.5 and 10 associated with Saharan Dust, streaming across the area. The threat of health problems, for mainly usually sensitive people, such as asthmatics, is again elevated. Further reduction of the air quality is … Continued

RETURNING BVI NATIONALS TEST NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19!

GIS Two British Virgin Islands nationals who returned to the Territory on June 27 tested negative for the virus that causes COVID-19. The returnees were tested shortly after their arrival after health screenings revealed them to have been exposed to the virus while overseas, and information reaching the Ministry of Health and Social Development suggested … Continued

SECOND WAVE OF SAHARA DUST TO HIT VIRGIN ISLANDS TODAY!

According to DDM, forecasters of the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service have indicated a second surge in Saharan Dust is likely to affect the Eastern Caribbean as another plume is expected to move into the area later today or Friday. These conditions may affect the Virgin Islands beginning Friday into the weekend. Following the first … Continued