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November 23rd, 2023
Puerto Rico rooftops to ‘power up’ with $440M U.S investment


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In a significant move towards renewable energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $440 million initiative to install solar panels on low-income homes in Puerto Rico. This effort comes as the U.S. territory faces persistent power outages and a deteriorating electric grid.

August 2nd, 2023
6 VI athletes depart Thursday for U20 Pan Am Games in PR

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six athletes from the [British] Virgin Islands will depart these shores on Thursday, August 3, 2023, for the U20 Pan Am Games in Mayaquez, Puerto Rico.

July 21st, 2023
'Stage is set' for Christmas in July event this weekend!- BVTB’s Tommy Dardet

POND BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The sea has been calming down, the boats are starting to arrive from Puerto Rico and the festive atmosphere is sure to draw another large crowd for the 2023 edition of Christmas in July at Pond Bay on Virgin Gorda this weekend.

April 7th, 2023
6 indicted in PR over $9M Pandemic Fund fraud scheme


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted six individuals, including a banker, for their alleged involvement in a fraudulent scheme to obtain $9 million in government pandemic relief funds.

October 24th, 2022
VI Registrar General Stephanie P. Benn passes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Virgin Islands (VI) Registrar General, Ms Stephanie P. Benn passed away tonight, October 24, 2022.

September 21st, 2022
Up to 4 dead in Puerto Rico; Hurricane Fiona heads to Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- At least 4 persons are reportedly dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona made landfall there on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

September 18th, 2022
Millions without power in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Hurricane Fiona reportedly knocked out Puerto Rico’s already-fragile electric system Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2022, leaving millions without power as authorities ask people to stay indoors because of catastrophic flooding.

August 5th, 2022
Ex PR Governor Wanda E. Vázquez arrested on corruption charges


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Former governor of Puerto Rico Wanda E. Vázquez was arrested on corruption charges on Thursday, August 4, 2022, and will soon become the first former leader of the island to face federal prosecution.

July 25th, 2022
Some 400 boats & 4000 persons visited VI for Christmas in July 2022- BVITB

POND BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The 2022 Christmas in July has been deemed a success, with over four hundred boats and some 4000 people making it to the Virgin Islands from Puerto Rico and other places for the annual event held at Pond Bay, Virgin Gorda on Saturday, July 24, 2022.

June 20th, 2022
Puerto Rico suspends fuel taxes for 45 days as prices surge


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- The governor of Puerto Rico last Tuesday, June 14, 2022, signed a measure that suspended gasoline taxes for 45 days, an action taken to mitigate pain at the pump for Puerto Ricans as gas prices surge.

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