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January 9th, 2020
Sexism? Women reportedly being targeted by Immigration Department

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Immigration Department has embarked on an operation to round up undocumented or improperly documented expatriate workers in the Territory; however, the Department is being accused of discriminating against women.

January 9th, 2020
Kleon C. Penn makes Top 5 Center of the Decade in Puerto Rico

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico- Virgin Islands professional basketball player, Kleon C. Penn aka ‘BigKle’ continues to stand tall in the professional basketball league in Puerto Rico, having recently been named a Top 5 Centre of the Decade.

January 9th, 2020
Sandbox pods to jewellery: Local woman crafts unique dolphin keepsakes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Harrigan Estate resident Tracy A. Christopher has impressed locals and visitors to the Virgin Islands with her unique dolphin jewellery made from sandbox pods for more than 30 years.

January 9th, 2020
Paraquita Bay shooter a prime suspect in Tyrone Thomas' murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dee Dijion Hodge was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) when he made his maiden appearance before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, for the Paraquita Bay shooting incident on Friday, January 3, 2020, which left him nursing a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

January 8th, 2020
Electronic Visa System to be installed next week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representatives from the Canadian Bank Note Company’s Project Team will be installing the first phase of the Border Management and Electronic Visa System next week.

January 8th, 2020
Jamaica to target new tourism markets


KINGSTON, Jamaica - Director of Tourism Donovan White says Jamaica will be targeting new markets for 2020. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, White said focus will be placed on the Asian market, notably India, Japan and China.

January 8th, 2020
T&T $29m Pastor says Satan trying to make him famous


CHAGUANAS, T&T - Third Exodus Assembly pastor Vinworth Dayal, who is under investigation for the source of $29 million he tried to exchange for new $100 bills on Old Year’s Day, has declared the devil is trying to “make him famous”, and with the support of heaven his church will not “scatter and fall apart.”

January 8th, 2020
176 dead after Ukrainian plane crash in Iran


TEHRAN, Iran - A Ukrainian International Airlines plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Tehran's main airport Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians.

January 8th, 2020
Harry and Meghan Markle 'step back' as senior royals


LONDON, UK — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said Wednesday that they "intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent."

January 8th, 2020
'Be ready for the possibility of an earthquake'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following an onslaught of strong earthquakes hitting neighbouring Puerto Rico and more recently Dominica and surrounding islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to be ready for the possibilities of an earthquake hitting the territory.


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