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Indian Prime Minister video-plogs, hundreds participate in Mumbai beach clean-up
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a video of himself walking barefoot on a beach and picking up litter at a resort in India.
Typhoon Hagibis Slams Japan, Killing Dozens
One of Japan’s worst typhoons in decades brought record-breaking rainfall to broad swaths of the country, killing more than 30 people and causing breaches in river levees that submerged low-lying areas.
Pope Francis hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to head criminal investigation over financial scandal
Pope Francis has drafted in one of Italy’s most senior anti-Mafia prosecutors to head the Vatican’s criminal tribunal following a series of raids that sparked a scandal over possible financial misconduct at the centre of the Catholic Chu...
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Mr. Abiy spearheaded a peace accord in his region and catalyzed reforms at home.
Climate change: Japan Braces for Typhoon Hagibis, With Millions in Its Path
Cancellations were announced as cities, railways and airlines scrambled to prepare for the incoming storm, which is expected to make landfall over the weekend.
Works expected to begin on the Admin Complex in coming days, roof repair phase to kick off
Renovations on the Central Administration Complex is expected to begin within the next few days as two contractors have already been given the nod to carry out works on one of the phases of the project.
High court trials affected as judge quashes territory's ‘defective’ jury list
Citing several defects to the current register, Justice Ann-Marie Smith on Monday ordered that the High Court’s list of potential jurors from across the territory be quashed and a new list drafted.
'We don't feel safe at some lcoal beaches' WE residents back the need for beach policy in BVI
Members of the West End community voiced their concerns on the current state of beaches in the British Virgin Islands and various beach activities that are harming the environment.
Incinerator part still not shipped, but repairs 'nearing completion'
Electricity has been restored to the incinerator at Pockwood Pond, and repairs are “nearing completion” even though a needed part still has not been shipped from the United States, government announced on Oct. 1.
DPP Kim Hollis QC abruptly resigns
Information just reaching our news desk is that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and United Kingdom (UK) national, Kim Hollis QC, has tendered her resignation.
Resident Urges Carnival To Return In Full
During the town hall meeting that was held with cruise line executives on October 2 at the Eileen Parsons Auditorium, tour operator, Sam Henry pleaded with Carnival Cruise Line, which had stopped visiting the Territory, to return in full.
New Appointments At Secondary Schools
Mrs. Vanessa Garraway has been appointed to the post of Principal at the Elmore Stoutt High School and. Ms. Natasha Marshall to the post of Assistant Principal for the Bregado Flax Educational Centre effective September 1.
Fruitful Discussions With Electricity & Cable TV Heads-Says Premier
TToday, Premier of the Virgin Islands, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie met with executives from the BVI Electricity Corporation and BVI Cable TV to listen to their concerns regarding pole sharing.
The Uber helicopter is finally here! And you can ride it now
Even primates are becoming addicted to their phones! Here is what a new study had to say.
The ‘herbal heroin’ from Indonesia that has US drug agencies worried
To narcotics agencies, kratom is a mind-altering drug on a par with heroin. But to fans it is a herbal panacea – and to Indonesian villagers, a magic money tree.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2PM
Flash Flood Warning is in effect for low lying and flood prone areas of the British Virgin Islands until 2PM today.
TROPICAL STORM KAREN CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE BVI…FINAL UPDATE ISSUED BY THE DDM ON THIS STORM
Tropical Storm Karen continues to move away from the British Virgin Islands and is no longer a threat to the territory. This will be the final update issued on Karen by the Department of Disaster Management.
FSN Nailing Domestic Violence Awareness
The Family Support Network (FSN) is taking a creative approach to promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019, with the encouragement of nails.
UK tribunal declares Christianity is 'incompatible with human dignity'
A Christian doctor who was fired for refusing to identify transgender clients by their preferred pronouns has lost his legal battle after a United Kingdom employment tribunal declared his belief violated human dignity.
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