Category: British Virgin Islands News

Tropical Storm Fred Likely To Make An Appearance In The Caribbean Today

MIAMI — A disturbance in the Caribbean is expected to become Tropical Storm Fred today and bring needed rain to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center  said. The storm, currently named Potential Tropical Cyclone Six, moved through the southern Leeward Islands overnight and was located about 270 miles east-southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico, as of 8 a.m. ET, according to […]

‘Drop Dead Fred’ Might Dump Much Needed Rain On USVI Come Tuesday

MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring three disturbances in the tropical Atlantic this morning. For the moment, 92L (#3 on graphic) which would be called “Fred,” is expected to bring rain activity to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico during a Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe, the National Weather Service said today. 1. A broad […]

After ‘Deep Space’ Adventure, Branson Now Cultivating Burmese Turtles In BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Conservation efforts to protect an endangered Asian turtle continue in the British Virgin Islands, according to noted philanthropist Sir Richard Branson. “Two very rare baby Burmese tortoises were recently born on Necker Island,” Branson said. “A beautiful species that is critically endangered. Really proud of the ongoing conservation work to help […]

Bryan Requires BVIslanders To Show A Negative COVID Test Within Last 48 Hours

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At a press conference at the Public Finance Authority on St. Thomas today, Governor Albert Bryan issued new protocols for travel between the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands regarding proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the USVI. Because of the ongoing aggressive increase of COVID-19 cases in the BVI, […]

First Cruise Ship Docks At BVI In 15 Months But Controversy Reigns Over Beach Rights

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands welcomed its first cruise ship in 15 months when Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium docked at the Cyril B. Romney Pier Park with 414 passengers. It was a far cry from the normal capacity of over 2,000 passengers, but a welcome sight after months of non-activity following the […]

U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Lucia No. 1 In Caribbean Travel Destinations

WASHINGTON — U.S. News & World Report has ranked the U.S. and British Virgin Islands among its Top 5 of 17 Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The annual report awarded St. Lucia the No. 1 spot, followed by the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The BVI, which was […]

HURRICANE SEASON 2021: Improperly Installed Generators Killed More People Than The Storms Themselves

MIAMI — The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today. But with the news that people in the active hurricane belt should be on guard against the storms from June to November — came the grim warning that improperly installed generators kill more people in the aftermath of the deadly cyclones than the actual storms themselves. […]

BVI Probing Reports of Private Companies Terminating Unvaccinated Workers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola (CMC) — The administration of British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie will be exploring reports that private companies have been terminating employees who have declined to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Following published reports, Fahie stated that although he is a full advocate for vaccination, people have the right to choose what’s right […]

Caribbean Genealogy Library Presentation Features St. Thomas Graphics Collection

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A collection of printed materials donated by the local printing company as it closed in 2008 is the subject of the Caribbean Genealogy Library’s presentation “St. Thomas Graphics: Documenting Community” to be presented virtually on Saturday at 2 p.m. “St. Thomas Graphics: Documenting Community” will be presented by researcher Susan Lugo, with […]

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts St. Thomas On Saturday; No Tsunami Effect: USGS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that shook the northern U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, St. Thomas has now experienced two tremors in seven days. Luckily, the latest jolt was too weak to create any damage nor initiate any kind of tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck on the ocean […]