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March 28th, 2024
Record high dengue cases in Puerto Rico


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- “This year, cases of dengue have surpassed historical records,” said Puerto Rico’s Health Secretary Carlos Mellado López, as officials announced over 500 cases of the viral disease across the territory. Almost half of these are in the capital of San Juan, with more than 340 people needing to be hospitalised.

March 4th, 2024
VI’s T.B. Lettsome Airport now second busiest route for Puerto Rico

BEEF ISLAND, VI - With almost 400 monthly flights, the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) which is the gateway to the [British] Virgin Islands, is now the second busiest airport for flights from Puerto Rico.

November 23rd, 2023
Puerto Rico rooftops to ‘power up’ with $440M U.S investment


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In a significant move towards renewable energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $440 million initiative to install solar panels on low-income homes in Puerto Rico. This effort comes as the U.S. territory faces persistent power outages and a deteriorating electric grid.

August 2nd, 2023
6 VI athletes depart Thursday for U20 Pan Am Games in PR

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six athletes from the [British] Virgin Islands will depart these shores on Thursday, August 3, 2023, for the U20 Pan Am Games in Mayaquez, Puerto Rico.

July 21st, 2023
'Stage is set' for Christmas in July event this weekend!- BVTB’s Tommy Dardet

POND BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The sea has been calming down, the boats are starting to arrive from Puerto Rico and the festive atmosphere is sure to draw another large crowd for the 2023 edition of Christmas in July at Pond Bay on Virgin Gorda this weekend.

April 7th, 2023
6 indicted in PR over $9M Pandemic Fund fraud scheme


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted six individuals, including a banker, for their alleged involvement in a fraudulent scheme to obtain $9 million in government pandemic relief funds.

October 24th, 2022
VI Registrar General Stephanie P. Benn passes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Virgin Islands (VI) Registrar General, Ms Stephanie P. Benn passed away tonight, October 24, 2022.

September 21st, 2022
Up to 4 dead in Puerto Rico; Hurricane Fiona heads to Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- At least 4 persons are reportedly dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona made landfall there on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

September 18th, 2022
Millions without power in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Hurricane Fiona reportedly knocked out Puerto Rico’s already-fragile electric system Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2022, leaving millions without power as authorities ask people to stay indoors because of catastrophic flooding.

August 5th, 2022
Ex PR Governor Wanda E. Vázquez arrested on corruption charges


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Former governor of Puerto Rico Wanda E. Vázquez was arrested on corruption charges on Thursday, August 4, 2022, and will soon become the first former leader of the island to face federal prosecution.

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