CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES USD$750,000 TO PURCHASE NEEDED COVID-19 VACCINES FOR 10 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE REGION

Ten countries across the region will get a major boost to their Covid-19 vaccination programmes as a result of a USD$500, 000 donations from regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean. The donation to national vaccination programmes is being made by the bank through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, and will support the purchase of … Continued

USVI SEN. CARRIÓN SAYS NEW ANTI-VIOLENCE MEASURES NECESSARY, URGES GOVERNOR TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OFFICE OF GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION; ISSUES LETTER TO GOVERNOR AFTER BLOODY WEEKEND IN ST. CROIX

Senator Samuel Carrión, a longtime advocate for peace, is urging the Governor to move forward with implementation of the new Office of Gun Violence Prevention, established under Act 8423 in January. “What local law enforcement has been doing is clearly not working,” Senator Carrión said. “This means it is time to try a different approach. … Continued

ST. CROIX HAS LOST A SIXTH PERSON IN FIVE DAYS, MAN SHOT DEAD IN ESTATE CARLTON AS BLOODY TREND CONTINUES ON ST. CROIX; 911 ST. CROIX SHUTS DOWN DUE TO COVID

VI CONSORTIUM St. Croix has lost a sixth person in five days through gun violence following a shooting around the 11: a.m. hour today in Estate Carlton that left a male victim dead. According to V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima, at around 11:17 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received notification from an adult … Continued

LEGENDARY REGGAE ICON BUNNY WAILER HAS DIED

Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer died in the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston this morning. He was 73. “Yes. He died about 8:00 this morning. I’m still right here with him,” his manager Maxine Stowe told OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago. Bunny Wailer had been in and out of … Continued

BERES HAMMOND DELIVERS AT VIRTUAL CONCERT!

“I long to sing me some love songs man,” an exuberant Beres Hammond exhaled during his ‘Love from a Distance’ virtual YouTube concert last night, and over a 100,000 attendees longed to hear him sing them. The lovers rock charmer offered the consummate end to reggae month with a 90-minute concert from his Kingston-based Harmony … Continued

11 SHOT, FOUR DEAD IN SEPARATE SHOOTINGS ON ST. CROIX, INCLUDING ONE WOMAN; CAR FLIPS ON HIGHWAY WHILE CARRYING ONE VICTIM TO HOSPITAL

VI CONSORTIUM ST. CROIX — Eleven people were shot and four are dead following three violent incidents on St. Croix between Saturday night and the wee hours of Sunday morning, all of which were said to be separate, unrelated occurrences. V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima stated that one man was dead Saturday night after … Continued

FOUR KNOWN DEAD IN ST THOMAS HELICOPTER CRASH

A helicopter crash in the Botany Bay area Monday afternoon took four lives, the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency confirmed, but little else had been released officially about the incident as of Monday evening. At 6:45 p.m. the Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency sent a statement saying only that the crash had taken place at … Continued