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March 18th, 2019
VI seeking solidarity to fight EU, UK pressure – Premier to OECS

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) commenting on his recent trip to Guadeloupe for a special Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting says he is pleased with the progress of regional unity and the BVI’s role in the agenda to fight outside pressure from Europe.

March 18th, 2019
‘I am an advocate of free speech’ – Speaker Willock

Road Town, Tortola, VI - New Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, says the territory has absolutely nothing to fear regarding his ability to be fair and unbiased in the HoA, since he has a history of advocating for free speech and speaking out for the rights of voiceless people.

March 18th, 2019
Two injured, two dead in USVI nightclub shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Two people were injured and two died during a shooting incident late Sunday Night, March 17, 2019, in a St. Thomas nightclub, sources told The Consortium. The information was subsequently confirmed by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

March 18th, 2019
Be in “Ready Mode” for 2019 hurricane season – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 2019 hurricane season just three months away, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert is urging residents to take the necessary measures to be prepared while the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) do their parts.

March 17th, 2019
CGB Church to address VI’s ‘Intimacy issues’

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Recognising that citizens of the Virgin Islands (VI) are struggling with intimacy issues—while others are breaking up or divorcing—the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) is getting ready to attack what they call ‘spiritual emptiness and broken heartedness’ in the territory.

March 17th, 2019
VIP announces Candidate for D4 By-Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP), has announced its Candidate to contest likely By-Elections for the Fourth District’s Seat in the House of Assembly (HoA)—Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith.

March 17th, 2019
USVI capitalising on 'Carnival' exit from Antigua

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - In a rather drastic move following disagreements between the Antiguan Government, Carnival Cruise Line and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Carnival Cruise Line last week announced that it was removing Antigua from its itinerary, a decision with damaging consequences for the island, as Carnival Cruise Line alone brings 250,000 individuals to Antigua’s shores annually.

March 17th, 2019
Pastor awarded $430,000 in damages for FB post

Trinidad Guardian

CH­AGUA­NAS, T&T - A pas­tor has been award­ed more than $430,000 by the High Court for the dam­ages he suf­fered as a re­sult of sev­er­al defam­a­to­ry Face­book posts by a for­mer mem­ber of the church.

March 17th, 2019
UWI male student accused of serial assaults against females

Jamaica Observer

MONA, Jamaica - A male student at The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) is currently facing possible disciplinary measures for allegedly sexually assaulting several female students on the Irvine Hall dormitories of the campus.

March 17th, 2019
Mexican journalist Santiago Barroso shot dead

BBC News

SONORA, Mexico, Central America - A Mexican journalist who often covered crime and drug gangs in northern Sonora state has died after being shot at point-blank range in his home near the US border, local authorities said.

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