ST. CROIX: KIDNAPPING OF BANK MANAGER ENDS WITH ASSAILANT BEING CHASED BY POLICE

VI CONSORTIUM (ST. CROIX) – V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima announced Friday night that today’s kidnapping and bank robbery suspect managed to evade police after leading officers on a high-speed chase. Mr. Derima said the last known location of the suspect was in the Annaly Bay area, where he managed to evade capture.  The Consortium … Continued

GRENADIAN POLITICAL PARTY CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

Loop News There are growing calls for the government of Grenada to take steps to decriminalise marijuana for medicinal purposes as well as for personal and religious purposes.   The political party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), held a media conference today where it stated that the time has come to accept the health benefits of marijuana as well as the opportunity to save many young people from being … Continued

US SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS GUYANA

INewsGuyana Guyana’s president Dr Irfaan Ali, yesterday evening welcomed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he arrived at State House with members of the US delegation. Pompeo and his team touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) just after 17:00hrs yesterday. During his historic visit to Guyana, Pompeo is expected to sign … Continued

GUNMEN OPEN FIRE IN ST THOMAS!

V.I. Consortium Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday on Brookman Road, where two assailants are seen on video firing gunshots using automatic rifles at a single or multiple targets. The 911 Emergency Call Center at 11:06 a.m. Wednesday dispatched officers to the scene after being notified of the incident. Upon officers’ … Continued

BARBADOS SET TO BECOME A REPUBLIC

Loop News If all goes to plan, in less than 450 days, Barbados will become a Republic. Governor General Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason delivered the announcement today in the Throne Speech laid ahead of the second sitting of the 2008-2023 Parliament. Reading the speech penned by Barbados’ leader, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Dame Sandra revealed: … Continued

USVI DEPT. OF HEALTH CONFIRMS 19TH CORONAVIRUS DEATH IN USVI AS TERRITORY IS PROJECTED TO HAVE HIGHEST COVID-19 DEATH RATE PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD

VI CONSORTIUM The V.I. Department of Health Thursday night confirmed the 19th coronavirus death in the U.S. Virgin Islands, coming just days after the 18th fatality, which occurred on Monday. The deceased was 82 years old, and he was a resident of St. Thomas, according the department. D.O.H. reported only four new cases of the … Continued

DUTCH CARIBBEAN ISLANDS’ ECONOMIES CONTINUE TO COLLAPSE; EUROPEAN NETHERLANDS WILLING TO HELP BUT ONLY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS

ATLANTIC SENTINEL – Time is running out for the autonomous Dutch islands in the Caribbean to do a deal with their former colonizer. Coronavirus has brought tourism, the mainstay of the island economies, close to a standstill. Tax revenue has dried up while unemployment has soared. Without support from the European Netherlands, the governments of … Continued

ENGLAND BANS GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 6 AS VIRUS CASES SPIKE

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is banning gatherings of more than six people in England, as officials try to keep a lid on daily new coronavirus infections after a sharp spike across the U.K. that has been largely blamed on party-going young adults disregarding social distancing rules. Downing Street said urgent action was needed after … Continued