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Outgoing British Virgin Islands governor decries corruption
The shuffling of diplomats around the UK’s Caribbean territories rarely makes much of a splash. But Gus Jaspert ensured his last days as governor of the British Virgin Islands would be remembered.
Rand Paul DESTROYS Impeachment Argument on Senate Floor
BVI Commission of Inquiry was originated in sin - to disrupt a Government that is demanding reparations from the Governor who initiated the COI
To start an investigation against anybody without preliminary evidence of wrong-doing (“prima facie”) is against human rights, against international law, and even against English law. All three are predicated on the fundamental pillar o...
Trump establishes 'Office of the Former President' in Florida
Former President Trump on Monday established an official post-presidency office in Palm Beach County, Fla., setting up a vehicle for future public appearances and statements.
BVI senior public officers contribute to unesco efforts in moulding responsible global citizens in the territory
Senior Public Officers from the Territory had the opportunity to weigh in on UNESCO’s recent Futures of Education Webinar Series and shared plans for moulding responsible global citizens in the Territory.
Over a third of the Senate opposes impeaching Trump
The Senate tabled an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to force a vote on the constitutionality of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but the vote offered an indicator for how Republican senators -- who overwhelmingly voted...
BVI Ports Authority Launches New Website
The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at https://www.bviports.org. The new site features a streamlined and modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential inf...
'We have no choice' - Dominion CEO to Chris Cuomo on why the company is filing defamation lawsuits
Dominion Voting Systems has sued former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for defamation after he pushed claims of election fraud against the company.
Winners Of Territory-Wide Recycling Campaign Announced
Sixteen winners have been announced in the Territory-wide “We Recycle Student Competition,” launched in December which saw Courtez Radway taking home accolades of being the Territory’s Super Recycler.
Go Behind the Scenes at the Louis Vuitton Fall 2021 Menswear Show
Virgil Abloh’s fall 2021 collection for Louis Vuitton debuted today with a video titled “Peculiar Contrast, Perfect Light,” opening with Mos Def in a snowy landscape.
VI court freezes assets in $6b case
A Virgin Islands court has frozen shares in two hotels belonging to Pakistan’s national airline in one of the highest-dollar cases ever mediated through the territory’s courts. The order may soon put to the test a new
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Caribbean tourism looks to diaspora
The Caribbean tourism economy continues to struggle, with the World Travel and Tourism Council estimating recently that the best-case scenario will see it take a hit of $27 billion and shed 1.2 million jobs because of the pandemic.
Charming French-Country Decorating Ideas for Every Room
French-country style combines European elegance with rustic comforts. Using soothing hues, soft patterns, and antique accents, the popular decorating aesthetic creates an inviting look that's both polished and lived-in. Use these charmin...
Changes to fines & penalties coming for loud motorcycles
The contention over loud motorcycles and the resulting noise nuisance is engaging the attention of Government and, according to Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer, legislative moves will be made to address ...
Rand Paul smash ABC host over delegitimizing attempts to improve election integrity
Lennon strikes twice to land Islanders the BVIFA President’s Cup
The Islanders FC completed a domestic double on Sunday, January 24, 2021, when they slid past archrivals and the 2020 Festival Cup Champions, Sugar Boys FC, 2-0, to lift the Presidents Cup at the football stadium in East End.
COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns Divide Nations At Davos
With more than 100 million people now infected, rich countries that funded vaccine research are now raising their voices to ensure they get doses as tensions mounted over delayed deliveries.
SSB lost $70M in interest under NDP Gov't– Premier Fahie reveals
In a shocking revelation, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the Social Security Board (SSB) lost some $70M in interest from monies invested under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) admini...
Twitter acquires newsletter publishing service Revue
Announcement comes just a day after Twitter rolled out its 'Birdwatch' pilot program
Fahie Gov’t concerned CoI is ‘a conclusion already written’
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie says his administration remains concerned that the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) issued by the ex-governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert, with the backing of the United Ki...
Senate confirms Antony Blinken as Biden's secretary of state
Blinken, who formerly served as deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, has a long history of working with President Joe Biden.
BVIPA announces adjusted fees
The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) is announcing adjusted fees as amended in the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.
Police Fill Elevator Silence With Sick Beats
Using just their bodies, this New Zealand police force showed off their musical skills.
RVIPF ‘concerned’ with random assaults on persons within VI community
What appears to be random assaults on individuals within the community numbered high among the reports for the first three weeks of this year, the Royal Virgin Islands Police reported in a press release today, January 26, 2021.
Wirecard executive fled by private jet to Belarus as firm collapsed
Jan Marsalek, Wirecard’s ex-COO who is on Interpol’s most-wanted list, fled in June shortly before Wirecard filed for insolvency.
Cindy Cuts Deep! Where’s Access To Information Act?
As the BVI continues to reel from the announcement of the upcoming Commission of Inquiry (COI), outspoken host of the Cut Deep talkshow Cindy Rosan-Jones has asked why the government hasn’t implemented the Access to Information Act to date.
iOS 14: Here’s Why There’s An Orange Dot On Your iPhone
Is there an orange dot at the top of your iPhone since upgrading to iOS 14? You’re not alone, here’s why it’s appeared.
Jaspert’s approach to COI irresponsible and damaging
While the narrative of a fair and transparent Commission of Inquiry (COI) remains at the forefront of Premier Andrew Fahie’s recent statements, he also said he believes the approach by the immediate past governor Augustus Jaspert was irr...
Let's get real. Joe Biden, Democrats and America need results much more than unity.
It's time to give Biden's 81 million voters a chance to be heard and Biden a chance to carry out the plans he ran on, even if he has to play hardball.
Hybrid learning isn’t working for some students - Education Chief
While many students are benefitting from the hybrid learning approach which incorporates more technology and remote learning, Chief Education Officer Connie George has bemoaned a “percentage” of students who are not benefitting from the ...
Apple hit with another European class action over throttled iPhones
A third class action lawsuit has been filed in Europe against Apple seeking compensation — for what Italy’s Altroconsumo consumer protection agency dubs “planned obsolescence” of a number of iPhone 6 models.
Security And Protection Officers Honoured For Meritorious Service
Ten security and protection officers received His Excellency the Governor’s Medal for Meritorious Service at a recognition ceremony at the Old Government House Museum on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Democrats need an autopsy to figure out why 74 million Americans voted against them
Self-examination and opening lines of communication can be valuable, and no hand-wringing or sacrifice of any Democratic constituencies is necessary.
Government Launches Monthly BVILOVE e-Magazine
The Government of the Virgin Islands is pleased to share its monthly BVILOVE e-magazine publication with the people of the Virgin Islands.
Biden lifts transgender military ban
President Joe Biden signed an executive order to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military on Monday alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
COI was exactly the kind of reason stimulus cheques were delayed
With the recently announced Commission of Inquiry to investigate corruption claims within government, residents should now better understand why there were delays in the distribution of the various COVID-19 stimulus funds.
The Justice Dept.’s inspector general opens an investigation into any efforts to overturn the election.
A Justice Department watchdog has opened an investigation into whether any current or former officials tried improperly to wield the powers of the department to undo the results of the presidential election.
Brexit Blows: EU pressured to add BVI to tax haven blacklist
The territory is beginning to feel the effects of Brexit as Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recently voted to add British Overseas Territories such as the BVI, Guernsey, and Jersey to its tax havens blacklist.
Biden wants unity and democracy. But in the US these have always been in conflict
Its institutions were designed to keep the people out. The new president could have blamed the founding fathers
NDP gov’t lost $70M from SSB that was never disclosed
After nearly two years in office, Premier Andrew Fahie is now alleging that the previously governing National Democratic Party (NDP) lost an estimated $70 million in invested interest from the Social Security Board.
WhatsApp facing up to €50M privacy fine
The draft penalty would be one of the largest under the European Union’s data protection rules.
Carnival canceling more cruises as coronavirus numbers spike
Nation averaging 170K cases per day as vaccine rollout flounders
Apple Confirms Serious Problem For iPhone 12 Users: it’s dangerous
Apple’s iPhone 12 range is expected to break sales records when the company announces its financial results this week. But now Apple has warned millions of iPhone 12 owners that the range has the potential to cause serious health problems.
Travel Restrictions - Deposit Refunds
I'm part of a group of 8 people who have been planning a sailing vacation from BVI through Conch Charters for over a year. We have held out hope that we would be able to hold this trip throughout all of Covid.
This Week, The Best Dressed Stars Were Detail-Oriented
Great style is all about the details, and this week, celebrities seemed intent on reminding the world that it only takes a single element to elevate an entire outfit.
6 Swedish Death Cleaning Tips to Help You Tackle Your Home's Clutter
This organization technique helps you streamline your belongings while lightening the burden for loved ones.
EU drops backing for Guaido as Venezuela interim president, Biden renews US support
The EU’s 27 states have said they no longer recognize Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, despite a call by the European Parliament just days ago for the bloc’s governments not to downgrade his status.
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