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August 5th, 2020
Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection as airline woes mount

CBS NEWS

NEW YORK, USA - Virgin Atlantic, the European carrier founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, on Tuesday filed for debt relief in the U.S. as the toll of the coronavirus on the airline industry continued to mount.

August 5th, 2020
Storm Isaias kills at least eight, cuts power to millions in US

CNN

NORTH CAROLINA, USA - At least eight people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the United States East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees downed power lines.

August 5th, 2020
Current VI constitution is 'disrespectful to the Premier' - Hon Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has called the current VI Constitution Order 2007 as disrespectful to the highest democratically elected office, that of the Premier, over its stipulation to have a UK appointed Governor to chair the Cabinet.

August 5th, 2020
CI Governor assents to defeated Domestic Partnership Bill!

CAYMAN COMPASS

Governor Martyn Roper will use his powers under section 81 of the constitution to assent to the recently defeated Domestic Partnership Bill and expects the law to be enacted by the beginning of next month, according to a statement released by the Governor’s Office.

August 5th, 2020
InterCaribbean promises reasonable prices

CARRIBEAN NEWS NOW

interCaribbean Airways has promised reasonable airfare prices with its new connecting services between Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St Vincent.

August 5th, 2020
Jamaica’s high court rules school can ban dreadlocks

WASHINGTON POST

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's high court ruled Friday, July 31, 2020, that a school was within its rights to demand that a girl cut her dreadlocks to attend classes, a surprise decision that touched on issues of identity and one the most recognizable symbols of the island's Rastafarian culture.

August 5th, 2020
Redhead gets the winning goal as Sugar Boys lift BVIFA Festival Cup

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Sugar Boys F.C. were crowned BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Festival Cup Champions on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 after MVP Derol Redhead scored late in the first half in a 2-1 defeat of Lion Heart F.C. at the National Stadium in East End.

August 5th, 2020
Apartment damaged by fire @ West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A section of an apartment in West End, Tortola, was damaged by fire today, Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

August 5th, 2020
Sistah Joyce 'speaks her mind' @ Calypso Review show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former calypso monarch Joycelyn M. Searles aka Sistah Joyce was hard-hitting when she emerged on stage in the final performance of the night in the Kings and Queens of Calypso Virtual Review.

August 5th, 2020
Land acquisition by prescription is 'highway robbery'- Hon Fraser

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for the House of Assembly (HoA), with the help of the Attorney General, to get rid of 'Land Acquisition by Prescription' from the Virgin Islands, calling the system a legal form of highway robbery.

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