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July 11th, 2024
New & improved jet centre to open next month @ TB Lettsome Airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI- The Terrance B Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island will be the site of a new jet centre. The previous jet centre is now being relocated to a new independent building adjacent to the old centre by the terminal building.

July 11th, 2024
NDP Gov’t spent $10.3M to lengthen airport runway; Where did the $$ go?

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- It has been revealed that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government actually spent about $10.3 million in what was supposed to be an attempt at lengthening the runway at Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport; however, the runway was never extended.

July 10th, 2024
Germany blocks another big business deal with China

CNN

London/Berlin - Germany has blocked the sale of a Volkswagen subsidiary to China on national security grounds, delivering a fresh blow to the already tense relationship with its biggest trading partner.

July 10th, 2024
South Africa: 12 school children & driver killed in crash

DW NEWS

GUATENG, South Africa - At least 12 schoolchildren and the driver of their mini-bus were killed in a road crash in South Africa's Gauteng province as they were going to school, local officials said on Wednesday. Seven other children were brought to a hospital for treatment.

July 10th, 2024
Dengue fear rises in Trinidad: One dead, two critical

TRINIDAD EXPRESS

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T - An outbreak of dengue in a community in Barrackpore has resulted in one death and left two hospitalised in critical condition.

July 10th, 2024
Chinese nationals held over gold smuggling, $39m seized in Guyana

STABROEK NEWS

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Yesterday at 12:40 pm, the Guyana police said that an inter-agency intelligence operation led to the arrest of three Chinese nationals two males and one female.

July 10th, 2024
Grenada to receive US$44 million from CCRIF for hurricane damage

LOOP NEWS

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance facility (CCRIF) Wednesday said it will pay US$44 million to Grenada as a result of the damage and destruction caused by the passage of Hurricane Beryl last Monday. It will be the the single largest payout by CCRIF, a segregated portfolio company, owned, operated, and registered in the Caribbean.

July 10th, 2024
Man caught smuggling 100 snakes in his trousers

BBC NEWS

A man tried to smuggle more than 100 live snakes into mainland China by stuffing them in his trousers, according to custom officials.

July 10th, 2024
33 Public Officers on Anegada complete Public Service 101

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Thirty-three public officers living and working on Anegada have completed Public Service 101, marking the completion of the course on each of the Territory’s four main islands.

July 10th, 2024
VI Gov’t hosts 1st ever ACI Airport Day in territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has hosted the first-ever ACI Airport Day event in the Virgin Islands on July 9, 2024, organised by the Airports Council International - Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) in collaboration with the BVI Airports Authority.

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