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August 13th, 2023
USVI: 2 arrested in relation to $71K fraud scheme @Banco Popular


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Detectives from the Economic Crime Unit of the [US] VI Police Department on Friday, August 11, 2023, arrested two individuals, identified as Luis Arias Alvarez, 26, and Daymarie Roque-Guerrero, 21, on charges related to an elaborate scheme defrauding Banco Popular customers out of a total of $71,000.

August 29th, 2022
Long bank lines & traffic jams still persist in VI

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- The issue of long bank lines around the five major commercial banks- National Bank of the Virgin Islands, First Caribbean International Bank, Republic Bank, FirstBank VI and Banco Popular- on Tortola, and in some cases traffic jams, continue to be a major issue for drivers, customers and pedestrians in Road Town.

December 30th, 2021
Banco Popular on Tortola closes after staff tests positive for COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Banco Popular on Tortola is closed today, December 30, 2021, due to some members of staff allegedly testing positive for COVID-19.

November 29th, 2021
Premier to meet with local banks for talks on helping VI residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With persons in the Virgin Islands still having a difficult time with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected lives and livelihoods, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) plans on meeting with the banking sector to discuss ways residents can be further assisted.

June 20th, 2021
Gov’t refinances Peebles Hospital loan & realises $1.6M in savings

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has refinanced the new Peebles Hospital construction project (Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital), by ending a $45M loan agreement with Banco Popular signed in 2009, in favor for a new lower interest loan agreement from Republic Bank.

November 11th, 2020
PAID ARTICLE: Your financial discipline begins with your budget

By Banco Popular

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For many, the recommendations to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic imply working remotely, homeschooling or remote learning for children, and dealing with daily household chores that are now modified by the emergency, among other issues.

November 6th, 2020
PAID ARTICLE: Protect yourself from fraud during this pandemic & always

By Banco Popular

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing “new stories” popping up in an attempt to defraud people and take their money or confidential information in a fraudulent manner.

November 2nd, 2020
PAID ARTICLE: How to manage your finances during times of emergency

By Banco Popular

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- During the coronavirus pandemic we cannot let our guard down in terms of safeguarding our physical, emotional, and financial health.

April 1st, 2020
Banco Popular VG to reopen ahead of next complete lockdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says banks are on the list of essential services allowed operation ahead of a complete COVID-19 lockdown on Saturday evening, April 4, 2020 through Thursday, April 16, 2020 in the first instance.

March 22nd, 2020
Banco Popular closes VG branch 'until further notice'

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Less than 24 hours after a daring March 20, 2020 daylight robbery- where an undisclosed sum of cash was carted of by bandits at the Virgin Gorda branch of Banco Popular- the bank announced its decision to close the location "until further notice."

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