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January 14th, 2021
CJ Pereira calls for judge-alone trials in region amid COVID-19 era

CASTRIES, St Lucia- In light of the challenges being faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Her Ladyship, Hon Dame Janice M. Pereira has suggested judge-alone trials in courtrooms across the Eastern Caribbean.

January 14th, 2021
BVI Bar welcomes passing of ECSC VI Amendment Act, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the BVI Bar Association, Senor Associate at Harneys, Ms Kimberly K Crabbe-Adams says the BVI Bar remains pleased with the swift passing of The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) (Amendment) Act, 2020 in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA).

January 13th, 2021
Jost van Dyke ferry terminal to reopen March 1, 2021- BVIPA

JOST van DYKE, VI- The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has announced that the reopening of the port of entry at Jost van Dyke to international passenger vessels is poised for March 1, 2021, simultaneously with the reopening of the Road Town Ferry terminal on Tortola.

January 13th, 2021
'COVID-19 significantly hampered' court’s ability to effectively manage caseload- CJ Pereira

CASTRIES, St Lucia - Her Ladyship, Hon Dame Janice M. Pereira has bemoaned that the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has, to a large extent, affected the courts in the Eastern Caribbean in managing its caseload.

January 13th, 2021
2 USVI police officers, National Guards held in US cocaine bust

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Two police officers from the St Thomas-St John District, a former [US] Virgin Islands Port Authority enforcement officer and other persons, including members of the USVI National Guard were caught in Florida's Opa-Locka County with over 300 kilos of cocaine, well-placed sources with knowledge of the bust have told the Consortium.

January 13th, 2021
Vareen C. Vanterpool-Nibbs tipped to be Supreme Court Registrar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior sources in the Governor’s Office familiar with the decision have confirmed to our news centre that Attorney-at-Law Vareen Cecilia Vanterpool-Nibbs will become the new Registrar of the Supreme Court.

January 13th, 2021
Locals were not ‘prepared’ for Top CoP post - Premier Fahie confirms

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has confirmed that a local will not be taking up the post of Commissioner of Police in the territory when outgoing Top Cop, Mr Michael B. Matthews demits office.

January 13th, 2021
Berserk man injures bank customer with rock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A customer of a bank in Road Town was reportedly injured and had to seek medical attention after he was hit with a rock thrown by a man who went berserk on Monday, January 11, 2021.

January 13th, 2021
2 seriously ill as SVG records 155 local COVID cases

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St Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday, January 12 confirmed 31 new COVID-19 cases, all of whom are nationals with no history of recent travel.

January 13th, 2021
CARICOM concerned by Venezuela’s plan to 'reconquer' Guyana lands

LOOP NEWS CARIBBEAN

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed and concerned” by Venezuela’s announcement of a plan to establish a new territory in the area over which it is embroiled in a dispute with Guyana.

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