IT’S ELECTION DAY! ST. LUCIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS TODAY

St. Lucia News Online Prime Minister Allen Chastanet addressed the nation on Sunday night ahead of general elections on Monday, asserting that the choice facing the electorate is whether to go backward or forward, as he described the vote as the most important since independence. “You cannot afford to stay home,” he declared, adding that … Continued

7 MONTH OLD BABY DIES FROM COVID-19 IN ANTIGUA

Antigua and Barbuda marked a grim milestone this week after a seven month old, who contracted coronavirus (COVID-19), had died while being treated at the Sir Lester Bird Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (SLBMSJMC). The baby boy is the youngest person in Antigua and Barbuda to have contracted the virus and died. SLBMSJMC said the child was … Continued

ANTIGUA’S PM BLAMES BVI’S CEHO FOR COVID CRISIS – LATER SAYS COMMENTS WERE A PUSH BACK FOLLOWING MICHAEL’S PUBLIC CRITICISM

Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has blamed the BVI’s Chief Environmental Health Officer (CEHO) Lionel Michael, for the territory’s spike in COVID-19 cases. Browne made the comments during his guest appearance on an online programme which was published by Antigua Newsroom on Monday July 19. He said, “This guy is just so full of himself … Continued

USVI HOSPITALIZATIONS SURGE TO 15 WITH THREE VICTIMS VENTILATED AS DELTA VARIANT IS SUSPECTED IN TERRITORY

VI CONSORTIUM Health officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands are ramping up their calls to the public to get vaccinated, as the highly transmissible and deadly Delta Covid-19 variant — which British Virgin Islands health officials believe is responsible for the calamitous situation in the BVI — has also been suspected in the U.S. Virgin … Continued

USVI SOCA ARTIST “BDJ” ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTING MINOR SEVERAL TIMES

A popular St. Thomas Soca artist has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on several occasions, V.I.P.D. Public information Officer Toby Derima has announced. The suspect was also charged with aggravated rape. According to the V.I.P.D. news release, Jefferson Faustin, known as BDJ, who has worked with multiple bands including at one point the … Continued

BVI NOT THE ONLY TERRITORY EXPERIENCING COVID SPIKE – MILLIONS OF CASES RECORDED IN THE REGION THIS WEEK – PAHO DIRECTOR

While the British Virgin Islands continue to experience an unprecedented number of positive COVID-19 cases, many international and regional countries are also seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 infections. This is according to Director of the Pan American Health Organisation, Dr Clarissa Etienne who made the statement while delivering her remarks at a press briefing on … Continued