USVI TO WAIVE VISAS FOR CARIBBEAN RESIDENTS

A statement released by U.S. Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett confirms the approval of her Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act (H.R. 5460). According to Plaskett, The Act would allow the Department of Homeland Security to approve nonimmigrant visitor visa waivers for entry into the U.S. Virgin Islands for up to 45 days, primarily for residents of … Continued

SYLVANNA CHARLES IS MISS PLUS WORLD 2022

Last evening after 12midnight, Virgin Islander Ms. Sylvanna Charles took home the crown for the 2022 Miss Plus World Pageant which was held in Houston Texas at the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental. The Pageant was held from March 9th-12th, 2022. Charles was not only a finalist but also won the Cover Girl … Continued

BVI TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIAN BANKS AND BANS ALL ASSOCIATED AIRCRAFTS FROM AIRSPACE

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is expected to join in the global movement of imposing sanctions against Russia following their recent invasion of Ukraine. The BVI is well known for its booming financial services sector which has thousands of businesses registered in the territory, with beneficiaries all across the globe. Speaking on the Russia-Ukraine conflict … Continued

MIYA’S LAW UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SECOND SENATE COMMITTEE

On February 22nd, 2022 the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government unanimously passed SB 898, known as “Miya’s Law”. The bill, sponsored by Senator Linda Stewart (D – Orlando), would improve tenant safety in apartment buildings through required background screenings of employees. In an official statement Senator Stewart said, “I am thrilled with … Continued

57 CONFIRMED DEAD AND 169 WOUNDED IN UKRAINE FOLLOWING INVASION BY RUSSIA – UK & US IMPOSE SANCTIONS

At least fifty-seven Ukrainians have been killed and 169 wounded following Russia’s invasion of the country early this morning. This was confirmed by Ukraine’s Health Minister Viktor Lyashko who said that despite the country’s health system being currently stable, people who are able to receive outpatient care have been advised to vacate hospital beds for … Continued

BVI FSC RECOGNISES FUSANG EXCHANGE

BVI Finance has announced that the Fusang Exchange has been added to the list of recognised exchanges by the British Virgin Islands Financial Service Commission (BVI FSC). This means that “BVI registered companies can now benefit from tokenising the shares in their companies” and listing said shares digitally on the fully-regulated Fusang Exchange. Fusang is … Continued

NORWEIGAN AND ROYAL CARIBBEAN RELAX FACE MASK POLICIES

Norwegian Cruise Lines has announced that passengers will no longer be required to wear masks on board. According to the Norwegian website, “Effective fleetwide on March 1, 2022, the decision to wear a mask covering when onboard is at the discretion of each guest.” Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean has also relaxed their face mask requirements, although … Continued

GUYANA VP SAYS CPI IS A “BLACKNESS” INDEX

On Monday, Guyana Vice President (VP) Bharrat Jagdeo posted a video to his official Facebook page. According to the caption attached to the video, Jagdeo was interviewed by Vice News when he was given the opportunity “to set the record straight on a series of misinformation.” The approximately one hour and 40 minute video shows … Continued