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Another black innocent man murdered by a police officers in Minnepolis, U.S.
A video taken by an onlooker Monday evening shows a Minneapolis white police officer keeping his knee on the neck of a motionless, moaning, unarmed black man at the foot of a squad car. The man later died. None of the citizens around use...
Gov't inviting residential property owners to accommodate returning nationals
Days before the territory’s borders reopen to returning residents, government is still searching for accommodations to use as state quarantine facilities.
Relax curfew closer to midnight! Penn accuses gov't of 'hindering businesses from making profit'
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is criticising the Andrew Fahie administration for “hinder[ing] local businesses from doing business and making profits”.
Go fund Kawa! Scooter accident victim requires thousands to treat major head injury abroad
An appeal has been made for crowdfunding for a young man, Kawa Williams, who suffered extensive head and body injuries during a recent motor scooter accident on Fort Hill, Tortola. Roughly 18 hours ago, former teachers of Williams create...
$10K pledged to private schools on Virgin Gorda
Highlighting a disparity in the attention given to private schools versus public ones, Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley has pledged funding to the private educational facilities in his constituency.
Some companies not being ‘truthful’ about layoffs – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley
Said Gov’t needs to have accurate picture for stimulus plan
Cuban medical team to arrive in a month's time - Premier
The team of Cuban medical practitioners who government said will be lending support to the territory will be arriving in the British Virgin Islands in “a month’s time”.
Rhodni A. Skelton appointed Acting Director of Tourism
Following the departure of Sharon P. Flax-Brutus as Director of Tourism on May 20, 2020, Mr Rhodni A. Skelton has been appointed to act in the post. Appointment to run until June 30, 2020
What's the future for the office?
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the office was where millions of us spent about a third of our time.
Latin America's largest airline, LATAM, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Reservations, employee pay, flight vouchers as well as passenger and cargo operations will not be affected, according to the statement.
The Better Half by Sharon Moalem review – on the genetic superiority of women
Women live longer than men. We know Covid-19 is killing more men than women. This book is an antidote to the myth of the ‘weaker sex’
Coronavirus: The World’s 25 Richest Billionaires Have Gained Nearly $255 Billion In Just Two Months
The super rich are a whole lot richer than they were two months ago. Twenty five of the wealthiest people on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires are worth a whopping $255 billion more than when the U.S. stock market hit a mid-pandem...
J.K. Rowling Introduces new book: The Ickabog
About The Ickabog: “The idea for The Ickabog came to me while I was still writing Harry Potter. I wrote most of a first draft in fits and starts between Potter books, intending to publish it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
Trinidad and Tobago Hospital Denies Finding Snake In Operating Room. It’s Only A Monkey, They Say
A hospital in Trinidad and Tobago has denied viral claims of a snake being found inside their building - insisting that they only found a monkey.
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U.S.-China trade tensions are a bigger risk to stocks than coronavirus, Invesco's Kristina Hooper warns
Invesco's Kristina Hooper lists a U.S.-China trade war resurgence as the most serious market threat. She sees flaring U.S.-China trade tensions potentially doing the most harm to stocks.
‘I don’t understand the reluctance to touch the reserves’- Hon Fraser
Hon Andrew A. Fahie has repeatedly said financial stipulations are a hindrance. Hon Fraser "don’t understand" why Fahie is trying to take advantage on the opportunity to have access to more and more cash. Hahaha...
BVITB to hire crisis management consultant to safely reboot tourism
The BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) will be hiring a consultant who specializes in crisis management to reboot the tourism industry amid the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tropical Wave expected to create unstable weather later in week
As the lush mountainsides of the Virgin Islands have been transformed to a landscape of brown and cisterns beg for water, rain seems to be headed the Territory's way, albeit in the form of a tropical wave.
Mrs BVI Pageant put off till next year
There will be no Mrs BVI Pageant this year, and the reigning queen Shondrea Turnbull will remain in that position for an additional year. This is according to a post on the official Mrs BVI Pageant Facebook page.
The UK government draws up plan to rescue key firms
The UK government has indicated it is prepared to rescue large British companies severely affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Has coronavirus changed the UK justice system for ever?
The pandemic has led to big changes in trials, many of of which are likely to be permanent
Population census postponed indefinitely | Online survey option being considered
The 2020 Population & Housing Census which was initially scheduled to be conducted next month has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Considerations being made to acquire new shelters as 2020 season looms
With the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season set to commence in the next seven days, Governor Augustus Jaspert has said the government is considering to acquire new emergency shelter facilities.
Wanted: Mckinsey but for helping companies undo/reverse whatever Mckinsey recommended over the past thirty years
Geoff Lewis (Bedrock, a technology investment firm) twitted... wanted: Mckinsey but for helping companies undo/reverse whatever Mckinsey recommended over the past thirty years. will fund.
UK Government publishes 'phase two' contact training guidelines
The government has given the go-ahead for elite athletes to return to contact training - when individual sports deem it safe to do so.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt
Crucial test of system designed to rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX ended shortly after rocket was released from Boeing 747. Failed mission comes at critical time for Branson, as the coronavirus pandemic weighs heavily on billionaire’s leisure a...
‘Conditions reveal a recipe for an active Atlantic Hurricane Season’- NOAA
Premier Fahie says BVI will not be complacent in preparations
Former BVI First Lady Edris O'Neal dies
Early morning Sunday, May 24, 2020, the family of the former First Lady and woman of the cloth, Reverend Edris O’Neal, OBE, announced via a statement that she passed away peacefully at her home in McNamara on the main island of Tortola.
What will phase 2 of lockdown in the UK look like and when is the next Government update?
As the UK readies itself for its third bank holiday weekend spent in lockdown, thoughts are starting to turn to when the current measures could be relaxed again.
New York Times publishes names of 1,000 lives lost to coronavirus
The total losses from the Covid-19 pandemic are, indeed, incalculable. The losses are greater than any illustration or description. But The Times is trying, in a unique way, by dedicating Sunday's front page and three inside pages to the...
Governor denies accusations of painting Premier in 'negative light'
H.E. Augustus J. U. Jaspert said any misrepresentations on his part will be corrected
Hon Vincent O. Wheatley speaks out against crime in D9
Urges community to 'say something' if they witness crimes
Women politicians face daily abuse on social media
Imagine picking up your phone and receiving abusive messages every day.
White rice spikes blood sugar levels and ‘has almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar,’ according to Harvard Medical School
White rice is less nutritious than brown rice because it lacks the most nutrient-dense parts of rice: the bran and germ.
Netflix stops charging customers who never watch
Netflix says it will now start to cancel accounts that have watched nothing in more than a year, but have still been paying subscription fees.
Here's What Public Health Experts Have To Say About Using Public Restrooms During The Coronavirus Pandemic
"You’re basically kind of going in, to use a cute term, 'a bioweapons factory' - so there is no safe. There's only things you can do to mitigate risk."
Facebook Is Taking Down Posts That Cause Imminent Harm - But Not Posts That Cause Inevitable Harm
The social media platform is siding with scientists to stop the spread of harmful misinformation about the pandemic. If it can do it now, why wasn't it doing it all along?
One person per 64 square-feet! Gatherings of up to 50 persons now allowed
Churches in the British Virgin Islands will now be able to host up to 50 persons, following government’s recent decision to increase the maximum allowed size of social gatherings in the territory.
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Rental Car Giant Hertz Files For Bankruptcy Protection
A decrease in travel amid the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a "sudden and dramatic" blow to the company's revenue.
WHO: South America has become a new epicenter for the disease
The epicenter of the global Covid-19 pandemic has shifted to South America as cases in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo explode six months after the new coronavirus emerged on the other side of the world in Wuhan, China, the World Health Org...
Trump administration considering the first US nuclear test since '90s
Members of the Trump administration have explored conducting the first U.S. nuclear test since 1992 in a move that would mark a reversal from a decades-long freeze on such tests.
Biden under critisims for controversial ‘you ain’t black’ comment
In an interview on “The Breakfast Club” that aired Friday morning, Biden responded to a question from the show’s co-host, Charlamagne tha God, by saying that, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you a...
Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos
Sometimes a smart Privacy laws meats a stupid judge and that means that a grandmother needs her daughter's permission to post photos of her grandchildren.
Son 'kills father' during Zoom chat in New York state
Police received calls from the other Zoom participants as they watched the attack.
BVI to begin limited border opening for locals trapped abroad
British Virgin Islanders who have been waiting to return home after the territory’s borders were closed for them in March against the international laws, will finally be able to do so.
Governor Jaspert 'disappointed' that classified information prematurely released to public
Governor Augustus Jaspert has expressed disappointment in two recent but separate circumstances in which classified information was prematurely released to the public.
False! Govt's economic stimulus plan not hindered by Effective Financial Management agreement
By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Governor Augustus Jaspert has refuted all claims that suggest the delay of government’s economic stimulus plan is because of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management agreement that was signed betwe...
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