TOP STUDENTS FROM THREE PRIMARY SCHOOLS ON TORTOLA BENEFIT FROM INITIATIVE ORGANISED BY OPPOSITION LEADER

Students from three primary schools on Tortola benefited from an initiative spearheaded by Opposition Leader Marlon Penn for their hard work and dedication executed over the school term. The schools included the Willard Wheatley Primary, Joyce Samuel Primary and Francis Lettsome Primary schools. Penn and his District Eight committee collaborated with the principals of each … Continued

GOV’T RECEIVES SMALLER OF THE TWO REFRIGERATORS TO STORE PFIZER VACCINES IN THE BVI – VACCINES TO ARRIVE NEXT MONDAY

The British Virgin Islands Government has received one of two specially designed refrigerators which is presently being dispatched to the Dr. D Orlando Smith Hospital to store the Pfizer vaccines which will be procured through the United Kingdom Government.   This was confirmed by the Minister for Health Carvin Malone, during an interview with 284News … Continued

IMF: “DOMINICA’S ECONOMY WILL GROW BY 5% IN 2022”

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that Dominica’s gross domestic product (GDP) will get back to the percentage it was before the pandemic, equating to five per cent (5%) growth per year within 2022 to 2026. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a “heavy toll” on Dominica’s economy. The Washington-based financial institution has just completed a … Continued

BARBADOS RELEASES “REPUBLIC” COMMEMORATIVE COIN

Caribbean News Online The Central Bank of Barbados released a limited-edition commemorative coin to recognise the country’s 55th anniversary of Independence and the transition to the Parliamentary Republic. The sterling silver coin with a gold-plated finish on one side is a unique collector’s item or an elegant gift to mark the historic occasion. On the … Continued

SCIENTIST BEHIND UK VACCINE SAYS NEXT PANDEMIC MAY BE WORSE

One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats. In excerpts released before a speech Monday, Professor Sarah Gilbert says the scientific advances made in fighting deadly viruses … Continued

US ANNOUNCES DIPLOMATIC BOYCOTT OF BEIJING 2022 OLYMPICS

The Biden administration will not send an official US delegation to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a statement against China’s “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. US athletes will still be allowed to compete in the Olympics, but the administration will not be sending government … Continued

GOVERNOR RANKIN HOSTS CHRISTMAS PARTIES FOR THE YOUTH

His Excellency the Governor, John Rankin, CMG rang in the holiday season by hosting parties for children and young adults on December 2 and 3. The two-day celebrations of merriment started at Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre where the Governor delivered Christmas gifts and read a festive story to the students. The Governor then hosted … Continued