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UK Ship en route to VI for disaster preparedness mission
A UK Royal Navy patrol ship, the HMS Medway will reportedly visit Tortola from October 22, 2021, as part of the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Task Group’s mission to prepare for and respond to disasters in the region.
UPDATE:1 dead in boat accident; identified as Frandy Martin Jr
More information has emerged from the tragic boating accident that occurred last evening Saturday, October 16, 2021, around 6:30 PM and has so far claimed the life of one.
‘Make your intention infection prevention’- BVIHSA
The Infection Prevention and Control Committee of the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) will be joining the rest of the world in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) from October 17-23, 2021 ...
Rayshaun Lavacia & Keila Daniel take 2021 Prince & Princess crowns
Amidst grand style, pomp and high fashion last evening October 16, 2021, at the Eileen L. Parsons Auditorium of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), the Virgin Islands Prince & Princess Pageant 2021 crowned its newest winners.
One dead, one arrested, and three hospitalised following boat crash
One man has been pronounced dead and three others hospitalised following a boat collision involving two vessels late Saturday afternoon.
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Pope Francis Says Will Continue Being A "Pest" In so called "Defence Of The Poor" (by taking their money in this life "so they can be happy next life")
"Thinking about these situations (of exclusion and inequality), I make a pest of myself with my questions. And I go on asking. And I ask everyone in the name of God," said Pope Francis. In our opinion, the poor will do much better if the...
A Chef Builds a Family Home and Restaurant Under One Roof in Spain’s Basque Country
After an in-house meal, guests can stay the night at the renovated farmhouse, which is designed as an agritourism escape.
Quote of the Day
Be nice to geek’s, you’ll probably end up working for one.
Street Style Riffs on the Color That Ruled the Paris Runways: Bright Blue
Blue is the most popular color both on and off the runways this spring 2022 season.
British propaganda campaign incited mass slaughter of communists in Indonesia in 1960s, declassified papers reveal
British spies played a part in the mass murder of Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) members in the 1960s, urging locals, including army generals, to “cut out” the “communist cancer,” declassified papers have revealed.
'Halloween Kills' performs beyond expectations, tops 'No Time To Die' at the US box office
The horror sequel drew a large crowd in North America for its opening weekend
Treasury official claims inflation part of ‘economy in transition,’ only way out is 100% global vaccination
The comments are the latest in confusing, conflicting messaging on inflation from the Biden administration
Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Medical science has transformed the pandemic, and the experimental technologies that helped develop vaccines in record time have strapped rocket boosters to scientific ambitions. Could we be entering a golden age of new vaccines?
How The Richest CEO's Travel
If you think a CEO ride their bikes or cars to get to work every morning... You're wrong. Indeed, they go to work at night, in the morning, in the afternoon and they need to travel fast. Today we are going to see how billionaires travel ...
Blown-up: Failed and corrupt former Health Secretary Matt Hancock loses UN Africa job just hours after celebrating his appointment online
Former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock won’t become the special envoy for a United Nations commission working on Africa’s recovery from Covid-19, after the UN suddenly decided not to take his appointment forward. Matt Hancock was kicked...
Bitcoin climbs to $60,000 on prospect of first exchange-traded fund
The world’s most popular cryptocurrency has soared to its highest level since May on Friday, propelled by traders’ optimism about a US approval of the first bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF).
As the tech giant admits targeting kids as young as four, it’s time for a grown-up discussion about Facebook and children
The ‘big’ revelation that Facebook has been researching how to attract young children to its platform would only be newsworthy if the social media giant weren’t doing so.
Bitcoin: BoE Deputy Gov wants to cancel democracy and protect the banks with regulations which infringe on people’s freedom, independence and benefits they get from their own money.
The Bitcoin concept of democratizing money is not going down well with the leeches and parasites who hoover the pockets of the working class in order to maintain their comfy lifestyles as civil servants and bank officers. The colonial Ba...
White House holds counter-ransomware event with 30 countries as payments spike
The White House held a virtual event this week to combat ransomware, as global economic losses mount. Russia and North Korea were conspicuously absent from the meeting.
New Projections for Our Planet's Future Climate Pain 'Earth Alien to Humans'
The researchers' projections suggest that "places with long histories of cultural and ecosystem richness, like the Amazon Basin, may become barren," while "heat stress may reach fatal levels for humans in tropical regions."
Russian daily Covid-19 deaths hit record high but lawmakers rule out lockdown
Russia has reported a record number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the past 24 hours, data from the country's Coronavirus Response Center showed Saturday.
"Not Afraid": Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Ahead Of Launch To Space Station
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, 45, is the founder of Japan's largest online fashion mall and the country's 30th richest man, according to Forbes.
South Korea targets Apple over new app store regulation
Apple Inc was on a collision course with South Korea on Friday over new requirements that it stop forcing app developers to use its payment systems, with a government official warning of a possible investigation into the iPhone maker's c...
Why a Mach 5 passenger plane is a crazy idea that might just work
Atlanta-based startup Hermeus hopes to develop a passenger airplane capable of reaching Mach 5, or 3,000 miles per hour, but is the prospect of building a hypersonic successor to Concorde merely a flight of fancy?
18 Dead In Russia After Drinking Bootleg Alcohol
At the beginning of October, at least 36 people in the region of Orenburg died after drinking bootleg alcohol containing methanol, which is highly toxic.
One Step Closer To Reforming Farming, Fishing Industries
Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Deputy Premier Hon. Natalio 'Sowande' Wheatley told farmers and fisherfolk gathered at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town on Saturday, October 16 that the Food Security & Sustainability Bill has mo...
Low level moisture could trigger thunderstorms today, October 16, 2021 - DDM
The Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is warning that thunderstorm activities could come as a result of lingering moisture in the air.
'Them vs us' is never good governance
Now, one narrative that runs through the Commission of Inquiry is the subtle quest to divide the Virgin Islands population into various groups, by certain officials.
Man allegedly drags victim between parked vehicles & rapes her
Bail has been set in the amount of $100,000 for a man accused of perpetrating what a Judge described as a woman’s "worst nightmare."
Newly renovated RT Fire Station will vastly improve station's operation- Premier
Firefighters based at the Road Town Fire station have been charged to go above and beyond, following the completion of the new facilities at the headquarters on Tortola.
VG’s Iconic 'Saba Rock Resort' reopens
Saba Rock, an iconic resort and hotel situated off the coast of North Sound, Virgin Gorda in the Virgin Islands (VI), has relaunched in grand style in a re-opening ceremony held yesterday, Friday, October 15, 2021.
Zendaya Shows Off the New Golden Structure Trend
Zendaya, Chiara Ferragni, and more are already working gold into their looks.
A Postwar Cottage in Melbourne Gets a Light-Filled Extension With a Central Courtyard
DOOD Studio helps a young Australian couple create a light and bright addition to their previously dark home, which the owner-builder clients lived in throughout the construction process.
This Energy-Efficient Prefab in Brazil Can Be Easily Expanded for More Space
In a one-size-fits-all home design concept, Bernardes Arquitetura has developed modular glulam-beam structures that can be added onto ad infinitum.
15 Beautiful Bags From The Spring/Summer 2022 Runways
Here are 15 trendy Spring/Summer 2022 bags straight from the runway, from layered bags on bags to mini party purses.
These Paint Colors Will Dominate Our Homes in 2022
We spoke to industry experts about the shades that will define the coming year—and how the hues can dictate our moods.
Best Street Style Looks from Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022
Outside runways, guests attract the eye of photographers. Take a look at the outfits seen in the streets of Paris during the Spring/Summer 2022 shows.
Cyprus strips 45 passports obtained by investors and their families under cash-for-citizenship scheme
The Cypriot government announced on Friday that it has decided to formally strip passports from 39 people who obtained citizenship under a disgraced investment scheme, as well as six of their dependents.
Sunak: Ministers "doing all we can” to fix supplies for shops.
Well, this brave statement is exactly the problem and not the solution. When politicians say we're "doing all we can", it generally means - as in this case - they're doing nothing, just blowing hot air. If they were able to do something...
No government could survive this COI and its terms, according to the amateur Premier
The man who has allowed the destruction of BVI, Premier Andrew Fahie, said he does not believe any government could be subjected to the rigorous scrutiny that comes with the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) and remain intact. Fahie fa...
City of London Sees Record £20 Billion of Investment in Tech Start-Ups as UK Takes on US and China
Britain now has more than 100 “unicorn” companies, which are worth £1 billion or more. Many of these are start-ups which are using new technology and apps.
Bitcoin tops $60,000. Why is it reaching a record high?
The price of Bitcoin hit $60,000 for the first time in six months after the launch of a an exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US.
Estonia’s New Anti-Money Laundering Chief Wants to Revoke All Crypto Licenses
The head of the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit wants to start crypto regulation in the country anew.
"Can't Afford To Fail": EU Diplomacy Chief "Ready" To Meet Iran On Nuclear Deal
On Iran nuclear deal talks, European Union's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell said, "I'm ready, I'm ready to do that."
Is France about to relax its rules on cryptocurrencies?
One young French politician is pushing to relax rules on taxing cryptos but others fear there are not enough investors to be worthwhile.
Microsoft Says ’Iran-Linked’ Hackers Targeted US, EU, Israeli Defense & Maritime Sectors
According to the tech giant, among the alleged targets were global maritime transportation companies operating in the Middle East - which continues to be a highly turbulent region.
Bill Clinton's Health "On The Mend" After Hospitalisation With Non-Covid Infection
Former US President Bill Clinton was responding well at the UCI Medical Center in Irvine, south of Los Angeles, according to doctors.
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