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Human Intelligence in a Digital Age - an Eye Opening and Refreshing Speech by Richard Moore, Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
Richard Moore, Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), makes his first public speech since taking up his role in October 2020. In a brilliant, refreshing and innovative speech, he talks about the seismic changes he sees in the...
Apple announces the 2021 App Store Award winners and most downloaded apps of the year
Apple today released its anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of the year across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. This year, children’s app maker Toca Boca won iPhone App of the Year for “Toca Life World,” and R...
No port fees increase as scheduled for 2022– Premier Fahie
Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that the planned increase in port fees will not be implemented as scheduled for 2022.
Criminal charges against Alec Baldwin not ruled out
Criminal charges against actor Alec Baldwin, who shot dead a cinematographer and wounded the director on the set of his latest movie, have not been ruled out, the local district attorney said Wednesday.
Jaleel N. Croal qualifies for 200m final @ Jr PanAm Games
Virgin Islands youth sprinter Jaleel N. Croal placed 3rd in his heat of the 200m semi-finals at the Cali 2021 inaugural Junior PanAm Games. His time of 21.24 secured a spot in the finals where he will run in lane 8 at 7:00pm today, Frida...
Why more Brits are turning to food banks
London’s food banks were busy before the pandemic. But now, rising food prices, higher energy costs and cuts to government benefits are forcing legions of people to turn to charity.
VI CoI is a form of psychological warfare– Skelton-Cline
Radio talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has labeled the United Kingdom-sponsored Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry (CoI) as a psychological warfare against the people of the territory.
In Rare Move, US School Shooter's Parents Charged With Manslaughter
Four students, aged 14 to 17, were killed in the US school shooting at Oxford High School north of Detroit and six more were wounded, along with a teacher.
Legislators kickstart donation for reconstruction of ESHS
Monetary pledges from legislators and senior functionaries of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), along with the signing of contracts, have paved the way for the reconstruction of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) campus.
US Nurse Jailed For 10 Years For Raping, Impregnating Disabled Woman
Nathan Sutherland admitted sexually abusing his then-29-year-old patient at the facility in the US state of Arizona, where she had been cared for since she was three.
‘No Derelicts Left Behind’ campaign in full swing
With the festive season fast approaching, the Department of Waste Management continues its beautification project by ramping up its efforts to remove derelicts that line the streets of the territory under its campaign ‘No Derelicts Left ...
Everything You Need to Know: Limewash Paint - A Beginner's Guide + DIY Tutorial for Interior Walls
A beginner’s guide to Limewash for Interiors.
No recent dialogue with marijuana investor
Premier Andrew Fahie said there’s been no recent dialogue with an investor who previously indicated an interest in the BVI‘s medical marijuana industry.
IMF Chief Warns Omicron Variant Could Slow Global Economy Recovery
"Even before the arrival of this new variant, we were concerned that the recovery, while it continues, is losing somewhat momentum," the IMF chief said.
UK direct rule would be an inhumane act
Suggesting that the BVI is subjected to this treatment, political commentator Pastor Claude Skelton Cline has expressed that modern-day colonisation is essentially an “inhumane” act.
Iran "Does Not Seem To Be Serious": US On Stalled Nuclear Talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that Washington would not let its adversary prolong talks while continuing to advance its nuclear ambitions, and would pursue "other options" if diplomacy failed.
COVID-19 cases at ESHS does not signal an outbreak
Though the entire student population of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) must finish the remainder of the academic term online because of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education believes the cases are isolated incidents and not a signal that...
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Why is McMaster still acting as RDA CEO nearly two years on?
Fourth District Representative, Mark Vanterpool has questioned why the Recovery & Development Agency’s (RDA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Anthony McMaster, is still serving in an acting capacity after nearly two years in the job.
US Secretary Of State Warns China Over Taiwan As Global Crises Mount
Asked if China was going to invade Taiwan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said "that would be a potentially disastrous decision," repeating that Washington is "resolutely committed" to making sure Taiwan has the means to defend its...
19 certified in five areas by Disability Service Department
The Disability Services Division in the Social Development Department handed out certificates to 19 participants in five subject areas today as World Disability Day is observed in the territory.
South Africa's Covid Cases Cross 3 Million Amid Omicron Surge
The government on Friday reported 16,055 new cases over a 24-hour period, taking the cumulative laboratory-confirmed cases over three million.
October Deadliest Month Of Pandemic In Russia With 75,000 Deaths
The agency reported that total deaths since Russia recorded its first case stood at more than 520,000, the third worst fatality count in the world behind the United States and Brazil.
Hoarse-Voiced, US President Joe Biden Says It's "Just A Cold"
"I am okay," US President Joe Biden said. "I have a test every day... a Covid test. They check me for all the strains."
Omicron Could Displace Delta: WHO's Soumya Swaminathan
Soumya Swaminathan said it was far from certain that Omicron emerged in southern Africa.
China, Laos Open $6 Billion High-Speed Rail Link
China hopes the 1,000-km (621.37-mile) line will eventually expand through Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore.
Explainer: Could The Omicron Variant Bring Milder Illness?
Scientists race to understand the full consequences of Omicron, some are also asking whether this new version of coronavirus might cause milder illness than its predecessors.
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Colombia seizes hundreds of tarantulas bound for Germany
Hundreds of wild spiders and insects were seized by Colombian authorities on Thursday as they foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle the bugs to Europe, officials said.
Stansted Airport: Drone came within 6ft of Boeing 737, report says
A drone came within 6.6ft (2m) of a Boeing 737 as it came in to land, a report said.
The most striking images of 2021
Kelly Grovier picks 15 of the most startling photos from this year – including images of the riots at the US Capitol and an airplane in Kabul – and compares them with iconic artworks.
US watchdog seeks to block $40bn takeover of UK's Arm Holdings by America's Nvidia
The Federal Trade Commission's intervention is the latest hurdle for the deal and comes two weeks after the UK ordered an in-depth probe into the acquisition on competition and national security grounds.
Discussing BVI’s Political Future Is Not A Cardinal Sin
Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie said discussing the British Virgin Islands’ political future is not a cardinal sin, as viewed by some.
No $$ To Remove Remaining Derelict Boats From Irma
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Hon. Vincent Wheatley has disclosed that while it is necessary, there are no funds available to remove the remaining derelict boats still an eyesore across the territory following th...
Tender Out To Build Bathroom At New Market Square
The Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting tenders for the construction of a new bathroom building at the New Market Square in Road Town.
VI calls for focus on Climate Financing @ UN ECLAC Associate Members Meeting 2022
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley has called for a focus on climate financing for the 14 Associate Member Countries (AMCs) of the United Nations (...
UK giving VI ‘mature, adult’ Governor signalled a willingness to turn new page- Premier
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said when the United Kingdom selected His Excellency John J. Rankin CMG to be the Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), it showed a willingness by the motherland to turn a ne...
Gov't provided largest ever data collection exercise for CoI
The Government of the Virgin Islands has provided the United Kingdom’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) with the largest official collection of data ever assembled in the history of the Virgin Islands, new statistics reveal.
COVID-19: 'I won’t be surprised if Omicron already in VI'– Skelton-Cline
Honestly Speaking radio moderator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline says he would not be surprised if the new Omicron COVID-19 variant is already in the Virgin Islands, as the world scrambles to tackle the new strain of the virus.
UN continues to support VI building capacity for sustainable development
The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and United Nations (UN) continue to cooperate on building local capacity for sustainable development as the VI Government prepares a National Sustainable Development Plan to position the society to achie...
FLOW makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for employees
With Over 70% if their workforce in the Virgin Islands fully vaccinated, C&W Communications, the parent company of BTC, C&W Business, C&W Networks and Flow, is mandating its workforce to be fully vaccinated as part of their policy condit...
Special focus on special education
As the BVI recognises Special Education Awareness Week, they are placing a greater emphasis on discovering and helping students who have learning challenges in the territory’s education system.
Constitutional reform talks not to give gov’t more power
Constitutional reform discussions are not an avenue to cease greater authority but are necessary to take the BVI forward, Premier Andrew Fahie has said.
Booster shots for COVID-19 expected in BVI next week
Persons wishing to further inoculate themselves against the COVID-19 virus and those who wish to take a first dose of the vaccine will be able to do so within the coming days.
BVI’s high prevalence of domestic violence court cases bittersweet
Over the last eight weeks, there were at least nine known cases of domestic violence heard before the Magistrate Court. And armed with this information, the government’s Gender Affairs Coordinator, Tara-Sue Morgan said it is a bitterswee...
COVID virus reaches ESHS’s senior school! Classes return online
At least one positive case of COVID-19 has reportedly been found at the Elmore Stoutt High School’s (ESHS) senior campus at Pasea.
Ground broken for construction of new ESHS buildings
The government officially broke ground today for the construction of new buildings at the Elmore Stoutt High School in Lower Estate.
Public officials pledge thousands to ESHS from personal businesses
‘Tis the season of giving and local public officials were in a generous mood today as they pledged monies to the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) for the construction of new buildings at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).
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