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SpaceX to launch Starlink satellite service in the Philippines
Billionaire Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) will launch its satellite broadband service in the Philippines, a first in Southeast Asia, the trade secretary said on Thursday.
* SpaceX's business permit application is being processed while the company scouts locations for its gateways, said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.
* The company is setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Southeast Asian country, and aiming to deploy three gateways in the first phase of their launch.
* Lopez did not specify a timeline or investment figure for the launch.
* SpaceX's Starlink uses a network of more than 1,400 satellites to provide internet access to far-flung regions or when communications are disrupted during natural disasters.
* SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Black history: Can school curriculum help curb racism?
A generation could be changed with the right education and representation in schools, a woman who felt "traumatised" by her school days has said.
Low likelihood of monkeypox spread to VI but situation being monitored– Hon Penn
Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has indicated that although the likelihood of monkeypox spread in the VI communit...
Special Select Committee says Willock must pay $98K court costs
The Special Select Committee appointed by the House of Assembly (HoA) in November 2021 to examine whether former Speaker Julian Willock should be indemnified of court costs or n...
Simon Cross is new President of IABVI Board
The Insurance Association of the BVI (IABVI) has appointed a new Executive Board led by Simon Cross as President, following its annual general meeting of April 13, 2022.
Woman succumbs to injuries from lone-vehicle accident
A woman who was seriously injured in an accident over the past weekend has reportedly succumbed to her injuries.
VI taxpayers to foot Governor's $44K CoI legal bill
Local taxpayers will have to foot a huge legal bill incurred by current United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, when he appeared before the Commission of Inq...
Five Acts left without assent across gov’ts! Four under Fahie’s watch
Spanning various governments, at least five pieces of legislation passed in the House of Assembly but have not received assent from the territory’s governors.
Over $1.6M in rent concessions offered to TPP tenants since 2020
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr Natalio Wheatley has revealed that the Virgin Islands government granted rent concessions to 70 tenants at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Pa...
Former Premier Fahie instructed us to file injunction against COI
The injunction against the Commission of Inquiry lawyers to prevent them from practising in the Virgin Islands was architected by former Premier, Andrew Fahie.
Intruders using blowtorches at PWP dumpsite after hours
Minister of Health & Social Development, Marlon Penn has said intruders have been accessing dumpsites illegally and using blowtorches and similar devices to retrieve copper and ...
Revenues collected not enough to fund government’s priorities
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said revenues collected by the government currently are insufficient to cover its priorities.
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