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June 15th, 2022
Puerto Ricans to ‘invade’ VI for Xmas in July

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Tourist Board’s Puerto Rico Office has put the Virgin Islands on notice that thousands are expected to flood the territory come July when Christmas in July returns to Virgin Gorda.

June 13th, 2022
UPDATE: VI suffer first loss in 2022 CONCACAF Nations League

MAYAGÜEZ, Puerto Rico– The [British] Virgin Islands were handed their first defeat of the 2022 CONCACAF Nations League by Puerto Rico at the Estadio Centroamericano de Mayaguez on Sunday, June 13, 2022.

January 19th, 2022
4.01 Magnitude Earthquake felt in VI; No tsunami threat reported

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a Magnitude 4.01 earthquake that occurred around 6:36 pm today, January 19, 2022, was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI), according to data provided by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

August 28th, 2021
USVI vaccination rates among lowest in US; PR among highest


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The low vaccination rates in the U.S. Virgin Islands and mounting deaths related to the virus have accelerated the plea from local leaders encouraging residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

December 20th, 2020
More than 17,000 already vaccinated in Puerto Rico


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — More than 17,800 people in Puerto Rico have received the COVID-19 vaccine since the first dose was administered earlier this week, with the US territory expecting tens of thousands of additional vaccines to arrive in upcoming weeks, officials said Friday.

December 7th, 2020
Puerto Rico to lockdown on Sundays, close marinas for holidays


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday, December 3, 2020, announced stricter measures to fight COVID-19, including a lockdown on Sundays and the closure of all marinas as the US territory grapples with an increase in cases and deaths.

November 13th, 2020
PR man steals car from man who stopped to help him after accident


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A man who was in a traffic accident stole the car of a good Samaritan who had stopped to help him, Puerto Rico police said Thursday, November 12, 2020.

November 11th, 2020
Puerto Rico discovers uncounted ballots 1 week after election


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s elections commission said Tuesday, November 10, 2020, that it has discovered more than 100 briefcases containing uncounted ballots a week after the US territory held its general election, drawing criticism and scorn from voters who now question the validity of the outcomes of certain races.

October 29th, 2020
PR briefly recommends masturbation to avoid COVID-19


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s Health Department unveiled a safe sex campaign Tuesday, October 27, 2020, recommending masturbation as a way to avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus, but scrapped the whole thing within hours under heavy criticism from the US territory’s conservative society.

October 15th, 2020
VI needs referendum on independence- Rajah A. Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Businessman and Progressive United (PU) At-Large Candidate in the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands, Mr Rajah A. Smith says a referendum is needed before the territory embarks on any journey towards independence from the United Kingdom.

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