Category: British Virgin Islands News

Coast Guard Crews Rescue 3 U.S. Mariners From Distressed Sailing Vessel In Atlantic Ocean

SAN JUAN — Coast Guard crews rescued three mariners, U.S. citizens, and completed a three-day tow of the distressed sailing vessel Valour to Puerto Rico Sunday, after the vessel started taking on water in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 300 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico. The 45-foot vessel Valour was being delivered from Tortola, British […]

Rare USVI Plant Will Now Be Listed As Endangered After Lawsuit

TUCSON — Two years after an initial ruling, and on the heels of an announced lawsuit, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it is in the process of finalizing the listing of the Marron bacora, a rare U.S. Virgin Islands plant, as endangered and thereby a protected species. In a news release on Tuesday, […]

UVI Hosts USVI-BVI Mangrove Restoration Learning Exchange

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) hosted a mangrove restoration learning exchange with individuals from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLCC) in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The exchange is the first of two that will bring researchers and students together in the U.S. Virgin Islands and […]

BVI Youngster Shot Puts Her Way To Gold At 49th Annual CARIFTA Games In Jamaica

KINGSTON — The British Virgin Islands team is showing that it didn’t come to the 49th Annual CARIFTA Games just to sightsee around Jamaica. Savianna Joseph earned the British Overseas Territory its first gold medal of the games in the Girls Under 17 shot put competition. Joseph, of Road Town, Tortola, tossed the heavy metal […]

OBITUARY NOTICE: Yvonne E. Milliner Brown Bowsky Dies In Atlanta At Age 87

Yvonne E. Milliner Brown Bowsky CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It is with profound sorrow that we inform the Virgin Islands community of the sudden passing of our beloved Mrs. Yvonne E. Milliner Brown Bowsky at 87 years of age on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Atlanta, Grorgia. Mrs. Bowsky, an educator par excellence, and businesswoman served […]

ONE LOVE? BVI’s ‘Green’ Tourism Campaign Is Making People Red In The Face

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A change in the British Virgin Islands’ tourism slogan is starting to stir up controversy there. The BVI used to bill itself as “Nature’s Little Secrets.” But the islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke now consider themselves: “BVI Love.” The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) unveiled […]

Antigua Says It Is Willing To Help UK Seize Abramovich Yachts

ST. JOHN’S — Antigua and Barbuda is willing to help Britain seize yachts owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the Caribbean nation said on Friday, adding London must seek such assistance via an international treaty. The Financial Times first reported the vessels Halo and Garcon, currently moored in Antigua and Barbuda, were owned by […]

Expert Weighs In On BVI’s ‘Perception of Corruption’ Problem With Offshore Accounts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — International expert on governance Carlyle Corbin will make an official presentation of the independent self-governance assessment of the British Virgin Islands in an interview today. Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office Carolyn O’Neal-Morton, said the independent Self-Governance Assessment of the Virgin Islands was commissioned by the Government to provide the public […]

C&W Brings Paramount+ To 15 New Markets In The Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN — Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, has announced an alliance with C&W Communications, the communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, to bring its content exclusively to subscribers of Flow and BTC video services in more than 15 new markets including Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, […]

Puerto Rico Says It Made Putin’s List of ‘Unfriendly Countries’ … BVI, Too

MIAMI — A Miami Herald columnist is reporting this morning that no “Latin American” country has made Putin’s list of “unfriendly countries.” Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, so I guess Andres Oppenheimer gets a pass. “(red pyramid emoji) OMG (red pyramid emoji) We (PR flag emoji) have been included in Russia’s […]