CHRISTIANSTED — Linemen from across Missouri sent personnel to St. Croix for storm restoration including Independence Power & Light, City of Harrisonville, Mo., Columbia Water & Light, and Macon Municipal Utilities. Hannibal Board of Public Works Line Superintendent and four Journeymen Linemen left the continental U.S. on Nov. 25, 2017,
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: British Virgin Islands’ and Anguilla’s ‘Financial Skulduggery’ Allows North Korea To Avoid U.S. Sanctions
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
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
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s beleaguered electric utility has received court approval to borrow $300 million to help pay expenses, well below the $1.3 billion initially sought but enough to avert power outages it had warned about. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the loan which
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) poses with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) By STACEY PLASKETT, VIRGIN ISLANDS DELEGATE TO CONGRESS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS In the early morning hours of February 9th, members of Congress approved a two-year budget package to fund the federal government. The package also provided
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.
CRUZ BAY — U.S. Coast Guard Petty officer Jake DiPaola arrived on St. John about a week after Hurricane Maria. In Coral Bay, on the island’s eastern end, DiPaola says the marina was … “a mess.” “There were two sailboats right here,” he says, while standing on the water’s edge.
‘MEATING’ OF THE MINDS: Japanese Tourist Kicks Airport Official In Groin When He Tries To Search Her … She’s Jailed For 14 Days
ST. JOHN’S — A Japanese woman who kicked a police officer in the groin and refused to be searched on arrival at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua recently was jailed for 14 days on a charge of assault and disorderly conduct. It is alleged that Masayo Goto, 57,
Mexico Will Play A Major Role In United States’ Attempt To Loosen Venezuela’s Oil Control of Caribbean
FILE PHOTO: Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray arrives to a meeting with senators of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) at the Senate building in Mexico City, Mexico January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican
SAN JUAN — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year despite two devastating hurricanes that hit the region. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said today that visitors spent a record total of $37 billion, up nearly three percent from the previous year, though hotel occupancy fell by