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SAN JUAN — Florida-based Silver Airways has bought the Caribbean’s largest regional airline — Seaborne. Officials say Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge next year. It will continue to serve 12 airports, including those in Puerto Rico and other nearby islands

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GOLD COAST, Australia — Kyron McMaster captured the British Virgin Islands’ first ever medal at the Commonwealth Games when he took the 400-meter hurdles title in 48.25. The 21-year-old’s victory will spark huge celebrations in Tortola, especially after his rollercoaster journey to the Games. “I can guarantee they are jumping

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Root, root, root for the … international offshore holding corporation? The Miami Marlins are claiming corporate citizenship in the British Virgin Islands in an effort to have a federally appointed arbitrator take over the lawsuit by Miami and Miami-Dade County to recover a share of the profits from Jeffrey Loria’s $1.2

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck about 53 miles (85 kilometers) North of the British Virgin Islands this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake happened at 11:13 a.m. today and took place about six miles underground. The 85 kilometers distance equals 52.81 miles.

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GOLD COAST, Australia — Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands won the men’s 400-meter hurdles in the 21st Commonwealth Games with the opening round’s fastest time and will advance to Thursday’s finals. The long-striding McMaster powered to victory from lane No. 8 in his heat in 48.78 seconds, the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck near the British Virgin Islands but caused no reported damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred Friday afternoon some 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of the capital of Road Town at a depth of 25 miles

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is providing additional support to the recovery of the BVI’s Health Sector through funding from a number of donors. Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said that he is grateful for the additional support which came as a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association (USVIHTA) is honored to accept generous donations from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE), Tourism Cares, the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA)

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who admitted to trafficking illegal aliens from India was given one year in prison today. Steven Lewis, 57, of St. Thomas, was sentenced for conspiracy to traffic illegal aliens, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Lewis

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Training Officer, at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Carishma Hicks said that CARIBE WAVE 18 provided an opportunity for the British Virgin Islands to test its tsunami warning systems, contingency plans, and promote tsunami preparedness. Hicks said following the passage of Hurricanes Maria and Irma

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