OVER 300 GRADUATE AT UVI DURING VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT EVENT

VI CONSORTIUM The University of the Virgin Islands on Friday graduated 313 students with degrees in a variety of disciplines, marking another successful year for the institution which two years ago started offering U.S. Virgin Islands students free tuition. The range of disciplines, seen in detail here, includes School of Education, School of Nursing, College … Continued

COVID-19 CAUSES CANCELLATION OF CARIFTA GAMES

CMC HAMILTON, Bermuda – The off-again, on-again Carifta Games, the region’s annual junior athletics showpiece set to be staged in Bermuda this year, are now officially off because of coronavirus pandemic regulations, organisers have announced. The news that young athletes around the Caribbean, and in particular in Bermuda, have dreaded was confirmed on Monday night … Continued

CHURCH CONGREGATION, PRIVATE PARTIES LED TO SHARP INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES IN ST. THOMAS, HEALTH COMMISSIONER SAYS

VI CONSORTIUM V.I. Dept. of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion made known this week that a “dramatic uptick” in Covid-19 cases has been affecting St. Thomas over the past week, bringing the positivity rate to 3.33 percent compared to 1.86 percent last week. As of Monday there were 94 active cases in the territory, 16 of … Continued

USVI 16-YEAR-OLD BOY SHOT DEAD, 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL CHILD INJURED DURING DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN KENNEDY HOUSING COMMUNITY, 2021 TOTAL HOMICIDES NOW 20

VI CONSORTIUM ST. CROIX – A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a drive-by shooting at the John F. Kennedy Terrace housing community, the Consortium has learned, information that was corroborated by V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima. According to Mr. Derima, at about 12:21 a.m. Sunday the 911 Emergency Call … Continued

CHILDREN & ELDERLY ABANDONED AT EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN ST VINCENT

There are disturbing reports in St Vincent and the Grenadines of adults abandoning children and teenagers at emergency shelters as well as the elderly being left alone.   Director of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in SVG Michelle Forbes said they have had children (primary school-aged) being left alone for quite some time and teenagers being abandoned.   She said people were going back … Continued

DEVELOPER EYES 2024 COMPLETION FOR NEW USVI $55 MILLION HOTEL ON THE CAY; 115-ROOM FACILITY TO BE RENAMED CHRISTIANSTED HARBOR RESORT HOTEL & MARINA

VI CONSORTIUM The government of the Virgin Islands has chosen a company for a new resort development that will replace the current Hotel on the Cay and transform the pristine property into a 115-room facility to be renamed the Christiansted Harbor Resort Hotel & Marina. The resort’s projected cost is $55 million, and it is … Continued

TRACES OF GOLD FOUND IN ASH FROM ST VINCENT VOLCANO

Preliminary tests conducted on volcanic ash from the La Soufriere volcano have revealed the presence of gold deposits. Deputy Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel made the disclosure during an exclusive interview with Loop New Caribbean. “As a matter of fact, one of the preliminary results show that coming out of the recent explosion and that the material that is on the … Continued