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May 4th, 2016
Hunter, 61, shot after mistaken for a turkey!

DAILY MAIL

A 61-year-old man was shot with a crossbow after he was mistaken for a turkey while hunting in Jackson, Michigan.
The victim, from Brooklyn, New York, was chasing game birds on private land at 6am on Sunday when he was struck in the left arm.

May 4th, 2016
Puerto Rico defaults on principal of $422 million debt payment

VI CONSORTIUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico on Monday defaulted on most of its debt payment of $422 million, paying only $23 million, which represents interest due. The development puts pressure on Washington to come up with a solution to help the beleaguered U.S. territory.

May 4th, 2016
SA parliamentarians brawl over Zuma heckling

BBC NEWS

A brawl broke out in the South African parliament on Wednesday after security officers were ordered to forcibly remove opposition MPs from the chamber.

May 4th, 2016
Trump's last Republican rival, 'quits race'

BBC NEWS

Ohio Governor John Kasich has dropped out of the presidential race after struggling to gain traction against Republican front-runner Donald Trump, US media report.

May 4th, 2016
Residents find burglar hiding in bathroom!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are responding with positive action to a slight rise in the number of burglaries on Tortola with two suspected burglars charged this week.

May 4th, 2016
‘Popcaan’ arrested in Antigua after onstage fight with police officer

ANTIGUA OBSERVER

A raucous scene erupted on the night of Monday May 2, 2016 at the Antigua Trades and Labour Union rally in Fort James after an incident that led to the arrest of the night’s featured Jamaican dancehall act.

May 4th, 2016
‘Elements of corruption will be rooted out’ - Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly sworn in Commissioner of Police of the Virgin Islands Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews said he is on a mission to root out corruption in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) though he said it is not the Force but elements of it that may be corrupt.

May 4th, 2016
Premier’s Office fails to inform Premier Smith about Darley’s meeting request!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has claimed that he knows of no attempt by former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Mr Hugh E. Darley to seek a meeting with him to discuss outstanding monies allegedly owed to Darley, President of IDEA Inc.

May 4th, 2016
USVI Gov Mapp tells teachers he won’t reward ‘bad behaviour’

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Sounding frustrated, US Virgin Islands’ Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Tuesday May 3, 2016 said he would wait until teachers and their unions could clearly state what they wanted before attempting to find additional funds for further salary increases for educators, after the promised raises took effect.

May 4th, 2016
LIME BVI backs Road Racing Champion Reuben J. A. Stoby

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- LIME BVI has announced that it has come to the support of Road Racing Champion of the Virgin Islands Reuben J. A. Stoby as he seeks to make his dream of competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan a reality.

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