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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Some 12 of the 22 countries the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn travelers to avoid are in the Caribbean The Caribbean has also had the steepest increase in infections since the start of the two-year-old pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — More than 100 countries are on U.S. federal health officials’ list of destinations to avoid because of a high risk of COVID-19, including Australia, Israel, the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands.  With 42 deaths and a population of just 30,237, the BVI rose in rank from 68th in fatalities in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Saint Thomas — U.S. Coast Guard crews and British Virgin Islands authorities rescued four men from a disabled vessel that was adrift for three days near the British Virgin Islands. Rescued are a French and three Dutch nationals, who were traveling aboard the 30-foot recreational vessel Water Baby

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CHRISTIANSTED — A federal joint task force including U.S. Customs agents seized more than $20 million worth of cocaine after it intercepted a smuggling speedboat near St. Croix this weekend. “Transnational criminal organizations take aim at diverse routes to move their illicit contraband,” indicated Augusto Reyes, Director of the Caribbean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A BVI national was arrested on December 28, 2021, in St. Thomas on a criminal charge related to his failure to stop his vessel when ordered to do so by United States Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine (“CBP-AMO”) agents. According to court documents, William Malone

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Last January my predecessor launched the Commission of Inquiry into increasing concerns about poor governance, potential corruption and alleged serious dishonesty. Since then the Commission of Inquiry team, led by Sir Gary Hickinbottom, has worked tirelessly in carrying out its mandate, including through the public hearings which people in the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands gained another dubious note of distinction when it moved into 68th place in COVID-19 deaths this week. A 71-year-old male with multiple underlying conditions and long-standing medical problems became the latest person to fall victim to the coronavirus disease on New Year’s

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Don Victor Mooney of Queens, New York was invited to attend Pope Francis General Audience on World AIDS Day this month. Mooney was joined by his family when he met his excellency.  On a fourth try he completed a transatlantic row from Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, a

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SAINT JOHN’S — A health coach from Antigua and Barbuda has won two tickets worth almost $1 million to be among Virgin Galactic’s first space tourists, the company said. Keisha Schahaff, 44, said she wanted to take the flight into Earth’s orbit with her 17-year-old daughter, a science student living

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ROAD TOWN, Tortoa — BVI police arrested three people for their suspected roles in helping a U.S. Virgin Islands native who escaped from prison after Hurricane Irma. The two women and one man face up to 14 years in prison for hiding 33-year-old Jose Almestica following his escape from prison,

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