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January 20th, 2017
Weedkiller used in Caribbean linked to fatal liver disease

CARIBBEAN360

LONDON, England – Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which is widely used in the Caribbean and around the world, is back in the news.

January 20th, 2017
Earth’s heat record broken third year in a row

CARIBBEAN360

FLORIDA, United States – For the third year in a row, Earth has shattered heat records.

January 20th, 2017
Mexican kingpin 'El Chapo' extradited to US

AL JAZEERA

Mexico's government extradited drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges.

January 20th, 2017
Trump to be inaugurated as 45th US president today

BBC NEWS

Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

January 19th, 2017
Fire officers contain massive bush fire in Challwell Estate

CHALWELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A bush fire that could have potentially razed houses, carrying millions of dollars up in smoke, was eventually contained by the quick work of a group of fire officers in Chalwell Estate, on the main island of Tortola, today, January 19, 2017.

January 19th, 2017
‘Goodbye to buffering’- Digicel GM Kevin R. Gordon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons choosing to experience Digicel’s ‘Lightning Fast LTE Network’ can say goodbye to buffering and welcome a whole new experience,” says Digicel BVI General Manager (GM) Mr Kevin R. Gordon.

January 19th, 2017
Office space in Road Town, but still no flights for BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many critics have not gotten over the fact that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government bailed out a defunct BVI Airways to the tune off $7Million with public funds.

January 19th, 2017
Struggling Puerto Rico turns to Tech & Entrepreneurialism

VI CONSORTIUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- With a debt load of over $70 billion, Puerto Rico has found itself in an unfavourable position. The island no longer controls its finances (on June 30 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which created a committee — consisting of no elected Puerto Rican officials — to oversee the island’s finances).

January 19th, 2017
Best & worst of times

Thomas C. Famous

“It was the best of times it was the worst of times”- Charles Dickens

Contrary to the wishes of many, December 2, 2016 is a day that will never be erased from the psyche of any Bermudian or resident of Bermuda. No matter what perspective one takes, the events of that day will never unseen.

January 19th, 2017
Scotiabank BVI Ltd named Bank of the Year for third year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Scotiabank has been named Bank of the Year 2016 in the [British] Virgin Islands by The Banker Magazine, a Financial Times publication. This is the third occasion the Bank has been recognised by the publication, having also won the title in 2014, 2015 and now in 2016.

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