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June 12th, 2024
U.S. imposes sanctions on corrupt actors in Guyana

REUTERS

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Guyanese mining magnate Nazar Mohamed and his son Azruddin over allegations they defrauded Guyana's government of tax revenues and bribed public officials like Permanent Secretary Mae Toussaint Jr. Thomas-Meerabux, the Treasury Department said.

June 12th, 2024
Israel & Hamas placed on UN list for violating children's rights

BBC NEWS

The United Nations has added Israel's military, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad's armed wing for the first time to its list of offenders for violating children’s rights.

June 12th, 2024
Widow of slain Haitian President Moïse awarded multimillion-dollar payout by Miami judge

MIAMI HERALD

A half-dozen men convicted in the plot to kill Haitian President Jovenel Moïse must pay his widow and elder son $6.2 million in compensation for their loss, according to a federal judge’s restitution order in a Miami criminal case.

June 12th, 2024
70th VI Emancipation Festival Village named after Larina L. Jacobs-Lamothe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main festival village of the 70th [British] Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival will be named in honour of Jost van Dyke native Larina Loretta Jacobs-Lamothe, who is also affectionately known as ‘Rena’.

June 11th, 2024
Nearly 50% of waste burned @ Pockwood Pond is compostable- Aragorn A. Dick-Read

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Regenerative organic farmer and Virgin Islander Mr Aragorn A. Dick-Read, who is engaged in sustainable agriculture in the territory, says a large percentage of waste at the Pockwood Pond Incinerator can be used for composting and other agricultural purposes.

June 11th, 2024
VI will continue pushing for removal of reserved Order in Council– Premier tells UN C-24

NEW YORK, NY, USA– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the [British] Virgin Islands will continue pressing the United Kingdom (UK) to remove its reserve Order in Council to suspend the local constitution if triggered.

June 11th, 2024
R. Hunter Biden found guilty on all 3 counts in gun trial

BBC NEWS

DELAWARE, USA- Robert Hunter Biden is found guilty on all three counts in his federal gun crimes case in Delaware.

June 11th, 2024
Unlocked vehicles in public parking lots being used to commit crime- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public is being advised not to leave vehicles unlocked in especially public parking lots, since criminals are targeting these vehicles for use to commit crimes.

June 11th, 2024
Nurse Stacey Bartley-Penn donates books to local schools

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander and Registered Nurse Mrs Stacey Bartley-Penn, a 1997 graduate of the Leonora Delville Primary School and a member of the Class of 2003 of the then BVI High School, has given back.

June 11th, 2024
Jehkhalibbah & Kie-Andre Williams charged for various offences including burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following several weeks of intensive investigation into reports of burglary, theft, and other offences committed at both commercial and residential properties, Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) detectives have made a series of criminal charges against two males.

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