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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The trial of American longline fisherman Michael Foy, imprisoned since June in the British Virgin Islands, has been delayed nearly a month by local court officials. Foy’s family and attorneys said that they were not given any explanation for the delay. British Virgin Islands Director

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The BVI Governor’s Office has confirmed that a $1.4 million shipment of medical supplies from the United Kingdom arrived in the BVI the week of September 4. The 40-foot container had 55,000 items including personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gowns and gloves, which

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola —Two police stations have been temporarily closed across the British Virgin Islands as several officers are among 12 new COVID-19 cases sussed out by contact tracing. In a join to a joint statement issued Sunday by BVI Governor Augustus Jaspert and BVI Health Minister Carvin Malone, the

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Laura formed this morning while making its way west-northwest near the Caribbean with St. Thomas lying in its path, the National Hurricane Center said in a special 9 a.m. update. Laura’s future is unclear as the storm faces a number of factors that could stymie its growth

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The High Court of the British Virgin Islands has enforced a $646 million award against a company owned by beleaguered Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, finding that the ICC Court was right to appoint all five members of the arbitration tribunal itself. The decision affects

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY for the maritime ports in the U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico at 4 p.m. Tuesday, due to the strong possibility that tropical wave Invest 98L could be in the islands within 72 hours. Coast Guard port assessment teams are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic native who fired a gun during a domestic dispute in St. Thomas and was deported to his home country four years ago — was back at the Ron de Lugo U.S. Courthouse again today. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this morning, including Vieques and Culebra, which means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. As of 2 p.m. today, the developing weather

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Тhе gоvеrnmеnt оf thе Вrіtіѕh Vіrgіn Іѕlаndѕ hаѕ nоtіfіеd аll nоn-nаtіоnаlѕ thаt thеу must lеаvе оnсе thеу hаvе lоѕt thеіr јоbѕ аnd аrе unаblе tо fіnd wоrk duе tо СОVІD-19. Тhе rеаѕоn fоr thе dесіѕіоn іѕ that аll nоn-nаtіоnаlѕ whо lоѕt thеіr јоbѕ wіll now

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Two United States senators and a congressman wrote last month to a British Virgin Islands deputy governor asking him to release a New Jersey-based fisherman currently being held in Tortola’s primitive and inhumane jail. “We are aware that our constituent, Michael Foy, has been detained

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