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May 19th, 2022
Saharan dust to impact air quality for ‘next few days’– DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A fresh surge of Saharan dust over the Virgin Islands (VI) will bring the threat of elevated health problems mainly to sensitive people, such as asthmatics, according to information for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

May 19th, 2022
VI must identify trends & demands of millennial cruise tourists– Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) estimating that some 87% of millennials have indicated a willingness to cruise in 2022, Deputy Premier Hon Kye M. Rymer (R7) said the Virgin Islands must identify those millennial trends to cater to the demographic.

May 18th, 2022
May 19, 2022 HoA abruptly postponed; New Speaker designee pulls out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre from sources within the National Unity Government is that the House of Assembly (HoA) Sitting scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022, has been postponed.

May 18th, 2022
‘Mr Fahie has compelling reason to fight allegations’- Hon Fahie’s lawyer

MIAMI, Florida, VI- The attorney for ex-premier of the Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Theresa Van Vliet, has responded to federal prosecutors' request to revoke Hon Fahie’s $500,000 bond, arguing that he is not a danger to the community and will not try to flee the United States.

May 18th, 2022
BVI London Office 20th anniversary logo launched

LONDON, United Kingdom- The British Virgin Islands London Office (BVI London Office) is delighted to present the 20th anniversary logo to the public as the office celebrates 20 years since its establishment in 2002.

May 18th, 2022
‘No secrecy’ in negotiations between UK & VI– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Pastor and commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cine has called for transparency in the negotiations between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kindom (VI) on the way forward, following the publishing of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report and its sweeping recommendations.

May 18th, 2022
California churchgoers detained gunman in deadly attack

AP

LAGUNA WOODS, California— A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before being stopped and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff’s official called an act of “exceptional heroism and bravery.”

May 18th, 2022
THA, CBU sign MOU for 53rd Annual General Assembly in Tobago

CARIBBEAN BROADCAST UNION

TABAGO, T&T - Tranquil Tobago is the location for the 53rd Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), which will take place from August 15th-17th.

May 18th, 2022
Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

AP

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.

May 18th, 2022
Rising gang violence drives out small business owners Haiti

REUTERS

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitian Jonas Joseph juggled running a busy hairdressing salon and a small bar in the capital Portau Prince for five years, allowing him to provide for his young family.

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