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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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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the strong motion and seismic network throughout the BVI is being examined this week. Director of the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying of the University of Puerto Rico at

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Researchers affiliated with the United States Geological Survey returned to Anegada this month to examine the environmental impacts of Hurricane Irma and to determine the connections to long-term storm and tsunami records. The four-member team collected further evidence and took the opportunity to meet with officials

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix has made the Caribbean Journal’s list of the “18 best islands to visit in 2018.” On the CJ list, the Big Island is No. 4 in the list of eighteen islands tourist must visit this year. “The Caribbean has a new foodie hotspot, and it’s St

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