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W&SD employee reportedly dies of heart attack
At around 12:20 am this morning, Sunday, May 16, 2021, a retired employee, now back on the job as a temporary worker at Water and Sewage Department (W&SD) has reportedly died while on the James Walter Francis Dual Carriageway.
Boaters urged not to discharge ballast water near shore
The boating and yachting community is urged to do its part to help fight against the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) that is currently affecting the coral reefs in the Virgin Islands.
Governor & UK staff in VI run/walk for mental health
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, along with United Kingdom staff of the Governor’s Office in the Virgin Islands joined staff from more than 230 British Embassies, High Commissions, Governors’ Offices and Consulates across the globe on a 24-...
Collision @ Cox Heath
Two vehicles sustained damages after colliding on a turn at CoX Heath on the main island of Tortola today, May 16, 2021.
Sports Minister hails World #1 U16 athlete Adaejah Hodge
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), while acknowledging the accomplishments of Virgin Islands athletes on the international stage, has h...
Four Takeaways From the New UK Cybersecurity Strategy
Two weeks ago, with much fanfare, the United Kingdom released a new strategy that sets out UK government’s approach to improving the country’s cybersecurity over the next five years.
HLSCC to Host Frederick Pickering Memorial Lecure Series
The HLSCC Virgin Islands Studies Institute is inviting the public to attend its annual Frederick Pickering Memorial Lecture Series. The focus of this year’s series is The Virgin Islands Constitutional history and heritage.
Reminders on rise as WhatsApp update deadline looms
Users yet to accept new terms and conditions for the messaging platform WhatsApp will start to get "persistent" reminders after the 15 May deadline.
“Resilient and strong, let’s carry on for BVI Festival 2021”; Official Announcement of 2021 Virgin Islands Festival theme & Slogan
The Virgin Islands Festivals & Fairs Committee has officially announced the selection of the official 2021 VI Festival Theme and Slogan.
'Huge shortage' in digital skills says Apprentice winner
"Right now, I have 14 roles immediately available and over the last month we've had one application."
Foreign, commonwealth and development office charity marathon spans the globe in 24 hours.
UK government staff in BVI and around the world are set to complete a unique 24-hour global marathon relay today (May 15) to help mental health charities across the world.
IBM says chip shortage could last two years
The boss of the US tech giant IBM has said a computer chip shortage could last another two years.
39 students receive solar energy technician certification
The HLSCC’s Workforce Training Division, Centre for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE) in conjunction with Power52 Caribbean Energy Institute (CEI) awarded thirty-nine participants with a certificate from the Nation...
Victim of 'Elon Musk' Bitcoin scam loses home deposit
A victim of online scammers, who was conned into giving away her savings, has warned others not to make the same mistake.
Griff Is Pop’s Next Powerhouse-And She Makes Her Own Clothes, Too
The breakout star on winning the Brits Rising Star Award, her unique eye for style, and her upcoming EP, One Foot In Front of the Other.
Is Bitcoin bad for the environment?
The BBC's Ros Atkins looks into Bitcoin's affect on the environment after Tesla suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns.
Facebook moderator: ‘Every day was a nightmare’
A Facebook moderator has for the first time given evidence revealing the mental toll of the job, to a parliamentary committee.
All that glisters: flood of fake ancient jewellery dupes buyers
The 3D printer is enabling ever more sophisticated forgeries to be sold as Greek or Roman collectibles
COVID-19: Eerily quiet Portugal looks ahead to influx of UK flights tomorrow morning
The tourist hotspot is looking quiet for this time of year - but that's all about to change as Britons head for sunnier climes.
Warnings on social media as 'manipulated' photos and videos about Israel-Gaza conflict go viral
Misleading videos shared by a spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been viewed over 300,000 times.
Boeing Must Inspect Older 737 Jets After Indonesia Crash: US Aviation Regulator
All Boeing 737-300, -400 and -500 planes will need to be examined, a total of 143 aircraft, according to a document from the Federal Aviation Administration seen by AFP.
A Modular Beach Home in Australia Allows One Family to Keep an Eye on the Surf
An L-shaped prefab in New South Wales draws in light from the north and captures views of the surf.
Tel Aviv: Iron Dome filmed intercepting barrage of rockets over Israel
Israel's Iron Dome intercepted a barrage of rocket fire over Tel Aviv launched from the Gaza Strip.
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Ireland’s Health Services hit with $20 million ransomware demand
Ireland's health service, the HSE, says they are refusing to pay a $20 million ransom demand to the Conti ransomware gang after the hackers encrypted computers and disrupted health care in the country.
USA: 2-year-old accidentally shot parents and injured himself, sheriff says
A two-year-old shot his parents and wounded himself after picking up a gun from their nightstand on Wednesday morning, Maine police have confirmed.
Prominent Bitcoin Analyst Predicts BTC Price to Soar in Six Months – Here’s How High
PlanB, The first analyst to apply the stock-to-flow model to Bitcoin, is predicting that the leading crypto asset could meteorically rise in the following months as BTC continues to hold its ground in the midst of bearish news.
Crypto prices increasingly reflect real utility and demand, says Mark Cuban
In a Twitter thread today, billionaire investor Mark Cuban weighed in on the current state and the future of blockchain technology and investment, ultimately concluding that while there are real obstacles to adoption asset prices are inc...
TRC Launches Video Competition To Showcase Local Talent
Residents of the Virgin Islands will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity in the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s (TRC) annual video competition.
I Feel Vindicated - Former Premier On BVI Airways Arbitration Ruling
Former Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. D. Orlando Smith, whose administration has faced harsh criticisms for the failed BVI Airways project, now says he feel vindicated through the arbitration ruling which was made in favour of the ...
Emancipation Festival Theme & Slogan Released
The Virgin Islands Festivals & Fairs Committee has announced the selection of the official 2021 VI Festival Theme and Slogan.
BVI Athletes Praised For Performing Exceptionally Well Internationally
Minister for Sports, Deputy Premier Dr. Natalio Wheatley has praised at least three local athletes – Chantel Malone, Kyron McMaster and Adaejah Hodge – for performing exceptionally well in their various sporting disciplines on the intern...
Rising public anger is never good politics
Politicians who ignore specific sections of the population to focus on channeling public resources to a select group are usually in for a rude awakening.
Hon Smith wants mandatory jail time for possession of illegal guns
Deputy Speaker and Territorial At-Large member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) has called for stiffer penalties relating to gun crimes, including mandatory jail time for those found with ille...
Belle Vue B-Ball court re-opens with new facility
Residents of the Belle Vue and the surrounding communities once again have a basketball facility, after being without one since the hurricanes of 2017, which destroyed over 90% of the territory’s recreational facilities.
‘I now feel vindicated’- Dr Smith on $10M BVIA arbitration ruling
Former Virgin Islands (VI) Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith, says he now feels vindicated following an arbitration ruling where the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has successfully defeated a claim worth in excess of $10 million from B...
2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season gets ‘unofficial' early start
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) which focuses on the Atlantic Hurricane Seasons has issued alerts for hurricane preparations to begin today, May 15, 2021, ahead of the official June 1, 2021 start of the hurricane season.
Gov’t defeats BVI Airways in arbitration! Dr Smith ‘feels vindicated’
The government has successfully defeated a claim of more than $10 million from those behind the controversial and failed BVI Airways project that sought to commence direct non-stop flights between the BVI and Miami in the United States.
Bank of England's Haskel 'not that worried' by inflation
Bank of England policymaker Jonathan Haskel said on Wednesday that he was not too concerned about the medium-term inflation outlook in Britain, but would watch out for damage done by the pandemic to the country’s productive capacity.
Universal basic income to be tested in Wales
A universal basic income scheme is to be trialled in Wales, meaning adults, regardless of their means, will receive a regular sum of money.
Portugal, Netherlands latest EU countries to ease travel restrictions
From Monday, travellers from most EU countries will be able to visit Portugal, authorities announced on Saturday.
The Bahamas and Britain hold talks on disaster preparedness
British High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy call on Minister of State for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe on Thursday, May 13, 2...
China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions
China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest step forward for its ambitious space program
The surprising reason behind Chinatown's aesthetic
From London, to Manila, to Melbourne, Chinatowns in cities around the world share similar design elements. And that’s on purpose. Their distinct "Chinatown" style can be traced back to a single event: the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, w...
YouTube Home Tours Are Blowing Up. Enes Yilmazer Is Cashing In.
Luxury home tours on YouTube are exploding, and transforming the way high-end real estate is discovered and sometimes sold. YouTube personality Enes Yilmazer walks us through the making of a video for his channel, which gets an average o...
The Cannabis Industry Has a Cash Problem. But That Could Change
Cannabis companies in the U.S. lack access to banking and other financial services because the drug is federally illegal. That could change through new legislation or thanks to broader legalization efforts backed by the Democratically-co...
Joe Biden’s Venmo account discovered in ‘less than 10 minutes’ – report
Payment app accounts for Joe and Jill Biden removed after BuzzFeed News said it easily discovered them
Israeli Airstrike Flattens Building Housing The Associated Press (AP), Al-Jazeera, And Other Non-Friendly Media In Gaza City
In the latest in a series of attacks, an Israeli airstrike Saturday leveled a high-rise building after the military ordered occupants to evacuate. Inside were the offices of several media outlets — including The Associated Press and Al-J...
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