ANTIGUANS CREATE HISTORY IN THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT TO SPACE

Antiguans Keisha Schahaff and Anastatia Mayers created several historic feats on Thursday after successfully completing the first private astronaut flight by Virgin Galactic. The duo became the first mother-daughter pair to go to space, the first female astronauts from the Caribbean, and the sixth and seventh black women to go to space. Mayers also became the … Continued

BVI DELEGATION ENGAGE IN TALKS WITH GUYANA’S PM

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Hon. Lorna Smith and other BVI officials met with Guyana’s Prime Minister and Acting President, Brigadier the Hon. Mark Phillips on Monday. This was confirmed by Guyana’s Department of Public Information (DPI) which said the meeting occurred at the Office of the Prime Minister on … Continued

ALIYAH BOSTON NAMED AN OFFICIAL TOURISM AMBASSADOR OF THE USVI

The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Government has made WNBA rising star Aliyah Boston an official tourism ambassador of the USVI. The USVI’s Department of Tourism confirmed the momentous occasion in a recent media release and said it is a multi-year partnership. Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte described the Indiana Fever rookie as a natural treasure, … Continued

MONKEYPOX CASE CONFIRMED IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed its first case of the Monkeypox virus, according to health authorities there. The patient is a middle-aged man with a history of international travel.  The diagnosis was confirmed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency this week.  Health authorities there have swiftly initiated a public health response, including contact tracing, to … Continued

MINISTER ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL CRIMES AGAINST TEEN IN GUYANA

A prominent government official in Guyana, Minister Nigel Dharamlall, is facing a serious investigation after being arrested on charges of raping an Indigenous teenager. According to his attorney, Nigel Hughes, Dharamlall, who holds the position of Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, has refuted all allegations made against him. Dharamlall, who is known to … Continued

VIRGIN ATLANTIC TO OPERATE MULTI-ISLAND SERVICE BETWEEN BARBADOS, GRENADA AND ST. VINCENT

On June 14, Virgin Atlantic Airlines will be launching its first-ever island hopping service in the region that includes Barbados, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The United Kingdom-based airline said the venture is one which is intended to further enhance its leisure programme and aligns with its goal of reaffirming its position as … Continued