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January 25th, 2023
W&SD boss Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard retires! Is she running for office?

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Word reaching our news centre is that Director of Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) Mrs Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard has retired.

January 25th, 2023
Truck topples @ Sophie Bay Hill

SOPHIE BAY Hill, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our news centre is that a truck toppled in the area of Tortola known as Sophie Bay Hill this morning, January 25, 2023.

January 25th, 2023
Throne Speech: Gov’t looking to restrict vaping, smoking under age 18

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands is looking to restrict the public use of e-cigarettes and smoking in the Virgin Islands as part of its legislative agenda for the start of the Fifth Session of the current Fourth House of Assembly (HoA).

January 25th, 2023
HLSCC installs all-weather multi-purpose game court @ Paraquita Bay campus

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is boasting a new all-weather multi-purpose game court at its campus in Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

January 25th, 2023
Canadian spiritual leader charged with sex crimes

BBC

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada - A messianic leader of a multi-million dollar spiritual organisation in western Canada has been charged with four counts of sexual assault. John de Ruiter, 63, has led the College of Integrated Philosophy in Edmonton for decades, skirting controversy and accusations that he is running a cult.

January 25th, 2023
Nigeria bets on Chinese-funded port to drive economic growth

AP

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has marked the opening of a $1.5 billion, Chinese-funded deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos that authorities hope will help grow the West African nation’s ailing economy.

January 25th, 2023
Jamaica: FBI to help probe massive fraud case targeting Bolt

AP

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Jamaica’s government has turned to the FBI for help as it investigates a massive fraud case involving a private investment firm where $12.7 million belonging to renowned sprinter Usain Bolt has gone missing. The fraud lasted 13 years and also ensnared elderly clients and government agencies. Authorities don’t yet know how much was stolen.

January 24th, 2023
Concrete truck falls off road @ Georges Northside

GEORGES NORTHSIDE, Tortola, VI- A concrete truck reportedly belonging to Skelton Concrete Products Limited went off a road and down the mountainside at Georges Northside today, January 24, 2023.

January 24th, 2023
The Arvia makes inaugural call to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) and Junior Minister for Tourism, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) along with other tourism officials welcomed the Arvia Cruise ship on its inaugural call to the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park on Monday, January 23.

January 24th, 2023
Fourth HoA 'one of the most productive terms'; 101 pieces of legislation passed- Gov Rankin

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands has laid out its legislative agenda for the start of the Fifth Session of the current Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), which is ‘likely’ to be the last, according to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, in his deliverance of the 2023 Speech from the Throne.

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