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ROSEAU — As the leader of a small Caribbean island still struggling to rebuild nearly four years after a devastating hurricane, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit never thought he would get a hold of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly. Then a call to India changed everything. Last week, an airplane carrying two consignments of

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A prominent British Virgin Islands businessman and horse owner was shot dead outside his home on Tuesday night, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. The killing of Earl “Bob” Hodge on Tortola’s southeast coast comes just six days after the slaying of another horseman

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CHRISTIANSTED — Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina have been awarded top honors in a new survey of Caribbean hotels by U.S. News and World Report. Each hotel earned a gold badge from the magazine, meaning they are in the top 10 percent of properties

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THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF A SPEECH DELIVERED BY PREMIER ANDREW FAHIE OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Good day and God’s Blessings to all the people of the Virgin Islands, from Districts One to Nine. Of course I can’t come home and not tell my people a special hello

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — John Rankin was sworn in Friday as the British Virgin Islands’ 14th governor during a ceremony at the Save The Seed Energy Center in Duffs Bottom. In his welcoming remarks, House Speaker Julian Willock said Rankin will take office at an interesting time in the relationship

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CRUZ BAY — Minor earthquakes rattled four islands in the Caribbean on Sunday evening, including St. John and Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS) and the UWI Seismic Unit. The USGS reported that a 5.4 quake was recorded 47 miles east of Cruz Bay, St. John and

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Until very recently, all forms of gambling in the British Virgin Islands were prohibited. However, following the introduction of new legislation in the country, gambling has become legalized and regulated, bringing potential new economic growth and new opportunities to the people of BVI. Prior to this change in the law

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The outgoing governor the British Virgin Islands has ordered an official probe into allegations of widespread corruption and political interference including the misuse of millions of dollars of taxpayers money. Augustus Jaspert, the BVI’s UK-appointed governor, took the drastic step of ordering the inquiry this week,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), today announced that since permission was granted for the acceptance of technical calls and warm lay-ups at its seaports, a booking has been accepted. The BVIPA has agreed on conditions to allow Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas and Rhapsody of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. John man was given two years in federal prison for transporting an illegal resident via ferry to St. Thomas, authorities said. Courtney Matthias was sentenced today on his conviction for transporting an illegal alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Robert

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