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HoA Moving To Facilitate Gov't Contracts For Neville Smith's Company
Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie will be seeking to have two motions passed in the House of Assembly, seeking to exempt Deputy Speaker Hon. Neville Smith from vacating his seat after he secured two contracts with the go...
Education Ministry Not Ready To Deliver Update On Schools
With roughly a month remaining into the summer break, parents and guardians should be well into preparations for the commencement of the new school year in September.
VIP Gov't in discussion for return of American Airlines to VI
Notwithstanding the challenges that plague the territory’s aviation industry, such as the need for an updated, longer runway, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been in discussion regarding the return of ...
Active COVID-19 cases in VI drop to 555
Active COVID-19 cases recorded in the Virgin Islands continue to decline, with some 555 active cases as of the July 28, 2021 update by the Government of the Virgin Islands.
HoA meets today, July 29, 2021 for Virtual Emergency Meeting
The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands has convened today, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in an all-virtual emergency sitting.
HoA votes to exempt Hon Neville A. Smith from vacating seat
The House of Assembly (HoA) has voted to exempt Deputy Speaker and Territorial At Large Member Hon Neville A. Smith from vacating his seat after the company the legislator is a Director of entered into two contracts with the Government o...
Gov’t awards 52 students scholarships to study abroad
Fifty-two persons have been granted government scholarships to study abroad.
Former USVI gubernatorial candidate lands BVIHSA chairmanship
Former US Virgin Islands (USVI) gubernatorial candidate, Moleto Smith Jr, has been appointed as the newest chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).
Pfizer touts 3rd vaccine dose as BVI eyes getting that brand from USVI
As the BVI government moves to open registration for residents interested in receiving the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), manufacturers of the Pfizer vaccine said a third dose of their bran...
Premier has habit of hiring ‘political’ consultants for party
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is contending that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government has established a record of hiring political consultants to push its party’s agenda, even before entering office.
Smith seeks retroactive exemption for months-old gov’t contracts
In an emergency virtual meeting called for today in the House of Assembly (HOA), Deputy Speaker Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith will be retroactively exempted from vacating his seat after entering into at least two contracts with the government mo...
Simone Biles grateful for support: ‘I’m more than my accomplishments’
Simone Biles says the support she has received in the wake of her Tokyo Olympics all-round final withdrawal has shown her for the first time that she is ‘more than her accomplishments’ in gymnastics.
Any New Yorker Can Get the Paparazzi Treatment, Thanks to This Instagram Page
Photographer Johnny Cirillo is highlighting unique fits across Manhattan. “All my subjects are celebrities to me,” he says.
The former king of Spain was sued by a mistress for trying to get back from her $100 million he got as a bribe from Saudi Arabia
A London court has unveiled a lawsuit against Juan Carlos filed by Corina Larsen, a former lover, for illegal surveillance, harassment and libel that led to damage to her livelihood. She claims the king demanded back $ 100 million he gav...
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Facebook dictatorship blocked by German court
German court forced Mark Zukerberg to relax the Communist state of mind he adopted from home, reminds him that Germany is not USA, it’s real a democracy. German Federal Court of Justice prohibits Facebook from suspending user accounts w...
Floods Kill 40 In Afghanistan, 150 Missing
As many as 150 people were still missing and nearly 80 houses have been destroyed.
UK Reportedly Wants to Oust China From British Nuclear Energy Market
The Financial Times has suggested that Downing Street wants to remove China's state-owned nuclear energy company from all future power projects in the UK. The report comes as there has been a cooling of relations between London and Beijing.
Dow Jones Hits 35,000 First Time Ever as US Stock Indexes End Week at Record High
Wall Street’s Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday crossed 35,000 points for the first time ever while other key US stock indexes hit record highs as well, rebounding strongly from a plunge earlier in the week.
LinkedIn Allows Staff To Work Fully Remote, Removes In-Office Expectation
The updated policy, offering the flexibility to work remotely full-time or work at an office part-time, will apply to LinkedIn's global workforce of more than 16,000 employees.
A Canadian Family Finds Freedom to Roam With a 535-Square-Foot Tiny House
Mint Tiny House Company designs a dreamy home for a family of three in British Columbia.
Battle for Venezuelan Gold Heads to UK Supreme Court as No 10 Insists Guaido ‘Legitimate President’
The failure of the January 2019 Venezuelan coup attempt by opposition leader Juan Guaido prompted the US and its Latin American and European allies including Britain to seize tens of billions of dollars’ worth of Venezuelan government as...
Russia Fines Google For Violating Personal Data Law
The penalty comes amid a wider standoff between Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants.
'We lost our life savings in a cryptocurrency scam'
Joseph had run his own business for years and had built up a tidy sum in savings for retirement.
US: A New Bill Proposal Aims to Raise $30B Through Crypto Taxes
A newly introduced bill in Congress proposes to raise $28 billion from crypto investors by applying new information reporting requirements to exchanges and other parties.
PayPal Rolling Out Crypto 'Super App Wallet' Soon In The US
According to PayPal CEO, Dan Schulman the project is already "code complete" and the plan is to release the app in the United States in the coming months.
Burger King Brazil's DOGE Campaign: Dogecoin Accepted for Dog Treats
Burger King restaurants in Brazil have a new DOGE-themed marketing campaign. Burger King fast food restaurants in the country are accepting Dogecoin for Whopper-themed dog treats, according to the company.
Google Requires Employee Vaccinations, Pushes Back Reopening
"Anyone coming to work on our campuses will need to be vaccinated," Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.
IBM: Cost of data breaches hit 17-year high
The US experienced the most expensive breaches at more than $9 million per incident
Don’t expect post-Brexit Britain to match EU’s fight against big tech
Profits for America’s tech firms continue to soar and there are few signs they will face tougher rules
Israel Approves COVID-19 Vaccines For At Risk Children Aged 5-11
The health ministry issued a list of medical problems like -- children with brain, heart or lung problems and others-- where a vaccination was advised.
Joby's electric flying taxi completes 150-mile flight
Joby Aero Inc. has reached a milestone with its electric flying taxi, successfully flying the prototype a complete 150 miles on one battery charge.
Britain’s Most Expensive Home Approved For $276 Million Renovation
The renovations planned for Rutland Gate in London's Knightsbridge are expected to cost as much as its purchase price.
Woman Jailed For Swapping Diamonds Worth 4.2 Million Pounds For Pebbles
A London Court jury found her guilty of conspiracy to steal. The judge called the heist "highly sophisticated and audacious", involving "brazen deception".
Spyware infects iPhones, says report – How to keep it off
Amnesty International links sophisticated iPhone spyware to Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group
Corruption in UK as usual: :£6bn NHS glove contract shows rocketing cost of PPE
Extraordinary sum reveals PPE corruption and raises fears of forced labour in overseas factories
Language-learning company Duolingo closes up 36% in Nasdaq debut, valuing company at nearly $5 billion
While China outlaw all online learning websites, Language-learning company Duolingo made its market debut Wednesday on the Nasdaq and is now trading under the ticker symbol “DUOL.”
Russian Police Raid Home Of Investigative Journalist Over Slander Case
The Insider has worked with Bellingcat on projects including an investigation into what Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says was an attempt to kill him.
House Republicans call out Biden surgeon general for 'colluding with Big Tech'
GOP reps raise concerns about Vivek Murthy working with social media platforms to censor coronavirus misinformation
Parties Flout Protocols As COVID-19 Deaths Reach 31
Persons are still flouting the government’s established protocols for the control and suppression of COVID-19, despite the continuous deaths associated with the virus.
Gov't Faces Questions After American Airlines Announces Anguilla & Dominica Flights
News that Anguilla and Dominica are getting ready to welcome American Airlines direct flights from Miami has shifted the focus on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration's plans for the airline industry.
Jabs Will Be Administered On St. John For BVI Residents As Early As Next Week
As early as next week, residents of the British Virgin Islands desirous of accepting jabs from the US Virgin Islands will be able to do so on St. John.
Kremlin Critic Navalny's Social Media Accounts Should Be Blocked, Says Russia
Earlier this week Roskomnadzor blocked 49 websites linked to President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic including his main website navalny.com and those of Navalny's regional offices and his key allies.
UK Announces Global Vaccine Rollout To Commonwealth, Asian Nations
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the rollout of an initial nine million inoculations from Friday would go to Kenya, Jamaica and several Asian nations.
Biles out of gymnastics all-around final @ Tokyo Olympics
Simone Biles will not compete in the Olympic all-around gymnastics final.
Anguilla & Antigua & Barbuda sign agreement on maritime border
The Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and Anguilla have signed an agreement that will bring their maritime border dispute to an end.
Partygoers not adhering to COVID-19 protocols on JvD – Hon Rymer
The party island, Jost van Dyke, seems to be living up to its reputation even in the midst of rising deaths and a COVID-19 spike in the Virgin Islands (VI).
‘I’m not going to let persons dirty my name’ & get away with it - Premier
Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called out critics of his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration for using ‘buzzwords’ to malign his government even as they continue work for the people.
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