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We Need More Programmes To Engage Inmates - Prison Head
Acting Superintendent of Prison Mario Christopher is calling for more programmes at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), as inmates at the facility continue to express their willingness to be constructively occupied during their tenure there.
Two Charged With Illegal Entry
Two male belongers were caught illegally entering the Territory on a vessel on the western end of the island.
This Hong Kong Restaurant Group Wrote the Playbook For Survival
"We’re no longer a restaurant team,” said Black Sheep co-founder Syed Asim Hussain. “We’re a scrappy food delivery company.”
US sanctions: economist Yu Yongding flags risk of Chinese bank assets being seized overseas
Financial sanctions could come in any form, so Beijing must be prepared for worst-case scenario, says Yu Yongding, a former adviser to China’s central bank. A precedent was set in 2012 when Bank of Kunlun was cut off from the dollar paym...
Panama will hold Virtual Tourism Expo to revive the sector
Panama will hold the 1st Virtual Tourism Expo in September with a view to reactivate the sector, which is experiencing "the worst crisis in its history" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its organizers reported on Thursday.
WHO rules out that the coronavirus can be transmitted through food
The World Health Organization (WHO) assured this Thursday that a transmission of the new coronavirus through food should not be feared, after China announced that it had discovered covid-19 particles in imported food.
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Police investigating burglary on Sugarcane Restaurant on VG
Police on Virgin Gorda are said to be investigating reports of burglary on Sugarcane Restaurant in Nail Bay.
Yale illegally discriminates against Asians, whites -U.S. Justice Dept
Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of U.S. civil rights law, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.
No serious incidents or escapes in nearly 4 months @ HMP – Mario Christopher
Acting Superintendent of Prisons, Mr Mario Christopher is reporting that Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, had a relatively uneventful few months under his watch.
USVI issues new 'Stay at Home Order' as COVID-19 cases surge
Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr on Thursday, August 13, 2020, took bold steps to beat back the rise of novel coronavirus in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), which has been spreading briskly through the community — infiltrating the Queen Louise ...
'Untold damages' in blocking return of work permit, exemption holders - Dr Pickering
A former Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has called for a revisiting of the policy surrounding an August 2, 2020, government decision to block the re-entry of holders of work permits ...
VI may have to 'borrow' if hit by another catastrophic event- Premier Fahie
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie , has told the United Nations (UN) that the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and other vulnerable Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean face the triple threat of h...
Grandstands at AO Shirley grounds nearly complete!
Repairs to the grandstand located at the AO Shirley Recreation Grounds in Road Town is nearly complete.
HMP creating in-house hospital ward for minor medical needs
The territory’s sole correctional facility will soon have the capacity to handle certain medical needs of inmates in the comfort of an internal hospital ward.
Broken main leads to water disruption in several Tortola communities
Director of the Water & Sewage Department Perline Scatliffe-Leonard has said the water disruption affecting several residents on Tortola is because of a broken main.
Prominent local doctor endorses COVID-19 antibody testing for BVI
Medical doctor and former legislator, Dr Kedrick Pickering has said he believes antibody testing for the COVID-19 virus should be conducted in the British Virgin Islands.
Banning entry of work permit exempt persons places BVI's social infrastructure on 'brink of disaster'
Former Minister for Labour Dr Kedrick Pickering has said he believes government’s recent decision to indefinitely ban work permit holders and work permit-exempt persons from entering the territory has more negatives than positives and co...
Two Belongers arrested for illegal entry, RVIPF reports
Two men have been arrested for illegal entry in the British Virgin Islands. Charged are 35-year-old Julio Samuel of Cane Garden Bay and 24-year-old Danny Dennevil of Lower Estate on Tortola.
Tropical Storm Josephine develops
Tropical Storm Josephine has developed in the Atlantic. A weather bulletin from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said Josephine, which was previously a tropical depression, was located about 1,074 miles east south-east of the ...
Passports for purchase: How the elite get through a pandemic
Super-rich families are buying multiple citizenships to prepare for the next lockdown. Here's how citizenship-by-investment programs (CIPs) work and why they're getting more popular
Why Kamala Harris is a historic VP pick for Joe Biden
Presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. Ms Harris also ran for the Democratic nomination for the top job. If Joe Biden is elected in November, Ms Harris will be the first femal...
'Joy in my soul': Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Kamala Harris as Biden's VP pick
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin what it means to have Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pick Kamala Harris as his running mate.
The Robot Revolution Is Happening-Like It or Not
Nearly every company across every industry is looking for new ways to minimize human contact, cut costs and address the labor crunch in repetitive and dangerous jobs.
U.K. Economy Slumped 20.4% in Second Quarter
The U.K. economy slumped 20.4% slump in the second quarter, the biggest since records began in 1955, as Britain suffered more than any major European nation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
THIS Is Why Trump HATES Kamala Harris
Pres. Trump just called Sen. Kamala Harris "extraordinarily nasty" for her grilling of Brett Kavanaugh -- when she pressed Kavanaugh on whether he had ever discussed the Mueller investigation with Trump's lawyer.
U.S. Virgin Islands government subpoenas multiple banks for Jeffrey Epstein's financial records
The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is upping the ante in its quest to pierce the veil of secrecy that cloaked the life and wealth of financier Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased sex-offender who accrued a fortune of more than $650 mill...
2 More States, Virgin Islands, Added to New York Quarantine
Hawaii, South Dakota and the Virgin Islands have been added to New York's list of states and territories for a 14-day travel quarantine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced.
U.S. Virgin Islands announces plan to refinance 54% of its bond debt
U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced a plan to refinance the government’s $1.1 billion in speculative grade matching fund bonds Tuesday in an effort to address the government’s more than $3.35 billion in net pension liabil...
Governor Cuomo Announces Individuals Traveling to New York from Two Additional States, Virgin Islands Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days
Governor Cuomo announced that two additional states and Virgin Islands meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those areas, all of which have significant community spre...
One Size Don’t Fit All! Cline Says Methodology For Expat Ban Can Be Questioned
The methodology used by the government to lock out work permit and exemption holders during COVID-19, can be questioned but not its motive.
Meghan Markle felt Princess Michael of Kent 'sent message' with brooch
The Duchess of Sussex felt Princess Michael of Kent's controversial 'blackamoor' brooch 'sent a message' after the royal wore the jewel to the Queen's Christmas lunch, according to new biography Finding Freedom.
Google Lookout: App reads grocery labels for blind people
Google's AI can now identify food in the supermarket, in a move designed to help the visually impaired.
Facebook adds 'blackface' photos to banned posts
Facebook has updated its rules to tackle posts containing depictions of "blackface" and common anti-Semitic stereotypes
Full text: Cui Tiankai's interview at the 2020 Aspen Security Forum
On August 4, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai was invited to attend the 2020 Aspen Security Forum and had an online interview with Mr. Nicholas Burns, executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group, and Andrea Mitchell...
American democracy seeks to reinvent itself
If something is common and normal in the politics of the United States, it is that there is nothing common and normal in the politics of that country. On Tuesday, August 11, another glass ceiling was smashed, and a new milestone was reac...
Google's new system will turn phones into earthquake detectors
Google announced this Tuesday the launch of an earthquake alert system, which will allow Android phones to act as seismographs.
HMP Hurricane-Ready - Says Acting Prison Boss
After the severe infrastructural destruction caused by the 2017 weather events to the facility, Acting Superintendent of Prisons Mario Christopher said Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) is now hurricane-ready.
Belize postponing tourism reopening as COVID-19 cases increase
Belize is postponing what had been a planned tourism reopening on August 15, 2020, destination officials confirmed.
100 palm trees to beautify Road Town
Over one hundred palm trees are being planted throughout Road Town and its surroundings as the Government of the Virgin Islands moves forward with initiatives to develop a pedestrian friendly city.
Wolues lead National League standings with victory over Rebels
After the latest round of matches in the BVI Football Federation (BVIFA) National League played on Sunday, August 9, 2020, the Wolues FC returned to the top of the National League standings, but the race for the Championship looks like b...
Joe Biden selects senator Kamala Harris as running mate
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has named Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris as his Vice-Presidential running mate, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.
T&T's UNC party calls for recount in five seats
The United National Congress (UNC) is claiming there were discrepancies in the August 10, 2020, general election in the absence of election observers.
Jamaica’s Election Day is September 3, 2020
Jamaicans will head to the polls on Thursday, September 3, 2020 to elect their next government in the country’s 18th general elections.
Week of church services being held at prison for inmate rehabilitation
For the very first time, a week of evangelical services is being held at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.
Cuban medical team commence duties | BVI now reopening borders with 'greater sense of confidence'
Premier Andrew Fahie said the British Virgin Islands is more confident in its border reopening efforts now that the Cuban medical brigade has commenced duties at the BVI Health Services Authority.
Nearly 400 small businesses already registered for govt's economic stimulus grant
Almost 400 businesses across the British Virgin Islands have already registered to receive the government’s economic stimulus grant, which is designed for small and medium-sized businesses affected by COVID-19.
Well in excess of $8K for gov't quarantine if expats allowed entry
While things have worked out cheaper for BVI nationals whose expenses are covered with taxpayer dollars, quarantining in a government-designated facility as a non-national could attract a basic estimated price that is in upwards of $8,00...
Tropical depression may upgrade today, affect BVI Saturday
A tropical depression expected to affect the territory by this weekend is forecast to develop into a tropical storm later today, Wednesday, August 12.
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