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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands has experienced six earthquakes in the last 24 hours; 12 earthquakes in the past seven days; 34 earthquakes in the last 30 days and 676 earthquakes in the past 365 days. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the most recent “minor”

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SAN JUAN — Waves nearly 30 feet high from a U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico today, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families and close roads and schools across the U.S. commonwealth. Huge waves downed palm trees, knocked over cement benches and forced curious crowds to flee as saltwater

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands has had three earthquakes in the last 24 hours; 10 earthquakes in the past seven days; 25 earthquakes in the last 30 days and 693 earthquakes in the past 365 days. The latest earthquake registered 3.8 on the Richter Scale and took

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake was recorded about 16 miles southeast of the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning, authorities said. The quake, registering 3.4 on the Richter Scale, occurred about 10:21 a.m. on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS said it was 33

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A prominent British politician has accused Her Majesty’s overseas territories of undermining the security services by helping North Korea dodge U.S. sanctions. Margaret Hodge, a former chair of parliament’s public accounts committee, said it was “bonkers” that companies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Anguilla

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — British Virgin Islands police are investigating an incident in which marijuana was discovered in boxes of baby products that were imported into the territory last week. The police report that the packages entered the country late last week through a well known multi-national courier service. They

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GOLD COAST — The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) said today that it will send ten athletes to April’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. Ashley Kelly, a 400 meter runner who competed at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Rio 2016 Olympics, is the headline athlete on the list.

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake took place about 24 miles off the coast of the British Virgin Islands on Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said it took place about 5:39 p.m. Sunday, registered 3.5 on the Richter Scale and was about 60 miles underground. It was

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — One thousand and seventy four households have benefited from the financial assistance program led by the BVI Red Cross and Caritas Antilles with the support of the Government of the British Virgin Islands. The program received financial support of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

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DIED IN ACCIDENT: Samuel Don Ramtool. He was 61. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A Trinidadian truck driver was killed in a freak accident in the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Samuel Don Ramtool, 61, originally from Fyzabad which is about eight miles south of San Fernando, Trinidad was pronounced

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