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BRIDGETOWN — Barbados wants to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the government has said, reviving a plan mooted several times in the past. A former colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as

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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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FREDERIKSTED –– The Virgin Islands National Guard welcomed home soldiers of the 661st Military Police Detachment from deployment at the Henry E. Rohlsen and Cyril E. King Airports on Sunday. The administrative unit spent approximately nine and a half months on their mission to support Operation Spartan Shield (Enduring Freedom). Their mission

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The news that the territory suffered a 19th confirmed death from COVID-19 should have been significant. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said Thursday night that an 82-year-old man on St. Thomas was the 19th person to die of the coronavirus disease in the territory. But that

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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, 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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Every single day, businesses are adapting to our ever-changing world. It is impossible to say that the way workplaces are running today will be how they will run forever. All kinds of advancements are being made so often that it sometimes goes unnoticed how different businesses are being run in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is upping the ante in its quest to pierce the veil of secrecy that cloaked the life and wealth of financier Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased sex offender who accrued a fortune of at least $650 million under mysterious circumstances. At least

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BRASILIA — Coronavirus cases in Latin America and the Caribbean surged on Sunday, briefly overtaking the total in North America thanks to Brazil’s numbers alone, an Agence France-Presse tally showed. As the worldwide case count passed 16 million, Latin America and the Caribbean recorded the highest number of infections, taking

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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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