MINNESOTA OFFICER MEANT TO GRAB TASER BEFORE SHOOTING BLACK MAN DURING TRAFFIC STOP, POLICE SAY

NBC News The police chief of a Minneapolis suburb said Monday he believes one of the department’s officers wanted to use a Taser but mistakenly drew her service weapon before she fatally shot a Black man point-blank during a traffic stop the day before. The Brooklyn Center Police Department released body-camera video of Sunday’s encounter, … Continued

FA INTERIM HEAD COACH RECAPS WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN

With just about eight weeks to go until the Men’s National team face Cuba and Curacao in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, Interim Head Coach, Dan Neville is firm in his belief winning results are just around the corner. The first two games against Curacao and St Vincent and the Grenadines, both resulted in 0-3 … Continued

LIAT SUSPENDS SERVICES DUE TO VOLCANIC ACTIVITY

LIAT has suspended all flights in the Southern part of its network as of Friday April 9th, 2021 due to the volcanic activity in St. Vincent. The suspension, which affects all flights south of Dominica, has been caused by the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent. This eruption as expected has … Continued

HRH PRINCE PHILIP TO BE LAID TO REST ON APRIL 17TH

Caribbean news now His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Philip, the late husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will be laid to rest on Saturday next week, in a low-key ceremony. In an official announcement, the funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3:00 pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Duke’s coffin, covered … Continued

HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR JOHN J RANKIN ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PRINCE PHILLIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning … Continued

USVI TO GET ‘WILLY T’ LIKE FLOATING BAR; BEBOP FLOATING LOUNGE GETS MAJOR PERMIT REQUEST APPROVAL

VI CONSORTIUM After extensive testimony and grueling questions by the members of the V.I. Board of Land Use Appeals, The Bebop Floating Lounge was granted its request for a major permit, a recently issued release makes known. The permit had been originally denied last September by the St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee. “While there … Continued

BVI RESIDENTS PERTURBED OVER LOSING COUNTLESS CLIENTS AND REVENUE TO THE USVI AS BORDERS REMAIN CLOSED; FORMER EDUCATION MINISTER AND TOURISM DIRECTOR WEIGH IN: ‘OUR INDUSTRY IS IN TROUBLE AND OUR LEADERS CAN’T EVEN SEE IT!!!’-SHARON FLAX BRUTUS

In a recent Facebook post, former Education Minister Myron Walwyn recalled a conversation with a US Virgin Islander, which he said gave extreme cause for concern. The post read, “I just had an extensive conversation with a friend, who works closely with the tourism authority in St. Thomas, and he said to me with the … Continued

OPPOSITION LEADER SAYS: STRENGTHEN OUR COVID PROTOCOLS

Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Honourable Marlon Penn said the public relations campaign around the vaccine and the roll out programme has proven a failure. The Leader of the Opposition said that the Government has proven there is no plan in place to safely navigate COVID-19 in our Territory. Stating that Government was well … Continued