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September 28th, 2022
Ian strengthens to Cat 4 storm on its way toward Florida

CNN

FLORIDA, USA - Hurricane Ian has strengthened into a powerful Category 4 storm as it churns toward Florida, packing sustained winds of 140 mph, the National Hurricane Center says.




September 28th, 2022
Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukrainian regions

AP

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian-installed officials in occupied regions of Ukraine said Wednesday they would ask President Vladimir Putin to incorporate them into Russia, a day after claiming that their residents overwhelmingly supported such a move in Kremlin-orchestrated votes widely viewed as illegitimate.

September 28th, 2022
COVID vaccination temporarily lengthens menstrual cycle

MSN

NEW YORK, USA - COVID-19 vaccination temporarily lengthens the menstrual cycle by less than a day on average, according a new study published Tuesday in BMJ Medicine.

September 28th, 2022
Cuba in the dark after Hurricane Ian knocks out power grid

AP

HAVANA, Cuba - Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out its power grid and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm.

September 27th, 2022
‘I will seek support of VIP congress to remain as leader’ for 2023 elections- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite reports of some members and supporters of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) not pleased with the leadership of the Premier and Minister of Finance in the Unity Government, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), Dr Wheatley has said he desires to lead the VIP into the 2023 general elections.

September 27th, 2022
Public Service Officers being trained to use drones to map Sargassum seaweed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Officers from across the Public Service are attending a workshop on commercial drone policies this week as part of a UK Government funded Darwin Plus Project titled, “Sustainable Sargassum Management”.

September 27th, 2022
Hon Malone 'wants to look good' so he could be re-elected– Picko Moff

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Social Commentator Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' has accused Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) of trying to look good in the House of Assembly (HoA) in a bid to get re-elected at the 2023 general elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

September 27th, 2022
HoA rejecting Hon Malone's motion was a 'democratic process'– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured that if the people of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) want reforms as recently proposed by Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL), they can be included in the Terms of Reference of the Constitutional Review Commission.

September 27th, 2022
HoA to meet today Sept 27, 2022 with Opposition to ask questions!

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Seventh Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will meet today Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom on the main Island of Tortola.

September 26th, 2022
Focus on tourism doesn't mean less attention on financial services– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) that a focus on tourism does not mean less interest or attention is being placed on financial services.

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