ST KITTS PM FIRES 6 MINISTERS; PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED

Yesterday May 10th, 2022 during a national address Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris fired 6 rebellious ministers, appointed a new Deputy Prime Minister and dissolved the parliament giving way for elections. Harris Tuesday said he had asked the Governor General, Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, to dissolve Parliament … Continued

UWI SAYS UK IS NO AUTHORITY ON DEMOCRACY

Joining ogranisations like CARICOM and the OECS, the University of the West Indies (UWI) has issued a statement condemning the United Kingdom’s (UK) suggestion of directly ruling the Virgin Islands. In a statement released yesterday, Sunday May 8th, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said that UWI “joins with CARICOM in calling on Britain to retreat … Continued

CARICOM “DEEPLY CONCERNED” BY POSSIBLE SUSPENSION

Yesterday, May 3rd, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) issued a statement regarding the release of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report in the BVI and commented specifically on the recommendation to suspend the Virgin Islands Constitution. The statement said “CARICOM supports the decision of the duly elected Government of the BVI to welcome the recommendations for … Continued

USVI TO WAIVE VISAS FOR CARIBBEAN RESIDENTS

A statement released by U.S. Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett confirms the approval of her Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act (H.R. 5460). According to Plaskett, The Act would allow the Department of Homeland Security to approve nonimmigrant visitor visa waivers for entry into the U.S. Virgin Islands for up to 45 days, primarily for residents of … Continued

FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION SET FOR JUNE 17-19, 2022

The Paradise48 Film Festival competition, presented by XR Entertainment in partnership with the BVI Film Commission and the USVI Film Office will take place on June 17-19 in St. Thomas. This will be followed by a festival-style premiere on June 25. The festival premiere is open to the community to attend and view the works … Continued

EFFECTIVE TODAY, MASK WEARING ON BRITISH AIRWAYS AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC OPTIONAL

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are the first two major airlines to make mask wearing optional for both passengers and crew, effective today Wednesday March 16. The two UK-based airlines made the announcement in a statement which was issued by London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday. According to the statement, British Airways customers will only need … Continued