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October 19th, 2019
Study: Hurricanes Irma & Maria resulted in hundreds of deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI- A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health has drastically increased the death toll resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the territory as reported by the United States Virgin Islands Government, which, as of today, still stands at 5.

April 1st, 2018
‘Spirit of death still hovers over the Territory’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since December 2017 it was stated in the House of Assembly that there were some 70 deaths since the September 2017 hurricanes and legislators had blamed the unprecedented numbers as an indirect result of the monster storms.

December 11th, 2017
Not even the dead can ‘rest in peace’ because of hurricanes Irma & Maria

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The two Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, have not only caused those who are alive to face hardship, stress and discomfort, but not even our loved ones who have long passed on can rest in peace.

September 23rd, 2017
Dominica knocked to its knees by Hurricane Maria; 15 dead

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dominica was Hurricane Maria's first victim, and it was clear from a flight over the island nation that the storm showed absolutely no mercy.

September 23rd, 2017
Man killed in BVI during hurricane Irma yet to be identified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man who was discovered dead in the area of The Moorings on Wickhams Cay II, Tortola following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 is yet to be positively identified.

June 27th, 2016
2 die after swimming in waters off The Baths

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police continue their investigations into Saturday morning’s (June 25, 2016) boating accident that resulted in the death of Trevon Thomas, 22, of Hope Hill on the main island of Tortola.

December 11th, 2014
Three dead in cruise ship fire; passengers evacuated safely

MIAMI HERALD

A crew member and two contractors died Thursday in a shipboard fire aboard the Oceania Insignia.

May 5th, 2014
Two arrested for cocaine-in-tonic bottle deaths

DEMERARA WAVES

Police have arrested two men in connection with Sunday’s death of four persons who ingested liquefied cocaine thinking that it was SSS tonic that should have been taken by a relative to the United States (US).

April 20th, 2014
Easter deaths spark Brazil protests near Rio

BBC NEWS

Residents of a poor neighbourhood near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have set fire to vehicles in protest at the deaths of two people in incidents involving the police.

April 3rd, 2014
Two killed in Royal Caribbean cruise ship accident on St.Kitts

Times Caribbean

BASSETERRE, St Kitts - Two men tragically lost their lives in an accident involving Royal Caribbean’s ‘Independence of the Seas’ on St.Kitts on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 . Reports are that The two men apparently were assisting with the unberthing process of the cruise vessel when it overturned while the ship was pulling out of port.

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