Category: International News

Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Supports Recovery Efforts at Flamboyant Gardens For Queen Louise Home for Children

FREDERIKSTED – The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has pledged its support to Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria damaged four roofs at Flambouyant Gardens, a 56 apartment complex for low-income seniors and persons with physical disabilities. A few days after Hurricane Maria, extensive rains filled the debris-clogged gut that runs […]

WORLD AIDS DAY 2017 IS TODAY: 643 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS HAVE THE AIDS VIRUS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In recognition of World Aids Day, the Immunization Division of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) and the Frederiksted Health Center will be hosting events today. World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to […]

Aspiring Model Who Wanted To Direct Movies Is Stabbed To Death And Left By The Side of The Road in Jamaica

[ad name=”HTML-68″] KINGSTON — A New York woman was found dead in Jamaica, lying on the side of the road with her throat slashed. Desiree Gibbon, 26, of Queens, was found along the roadway in Anchovy in the Parish of Saint James on Saturday. Residents stumbled across her body around 9:15 a.m. and called the […]

EVERYONE ON ANEGADA HAD TO BE EVACUATED! British Virgin Islands Still Has About 300 People Living In Emergency Shelters After ‘Irma-Geddon’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with housing about 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later. The Department of Disaster Management opened seven shelters to provide […]

MOURNING WOOD: Guyana Gets A Woodie Over American and Canadian Wood Imports And Wants To Impose Duty Taxes On It

[ad name=”HTML-68″] GEORGETOWN — The Caribbean Community trade group has agreed to raise import taxes on United States and Canadian wood because of complaints from member state Guyana. Caribbean Community Secretariat spokesman Bernard Black says a tax on imported pine would rise from 5 percent to 40 percent in January. The new tariff would run for […]

Young Americas Business Trust Announces Fifth Annual Caribbean Innovation Competition

BRIDGETOWN — The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) has announced the launch of the fifth annual Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC). The Caribbean Innovation Competition is an international competition and business start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs in the CARICOM member and associate states. The CIC believes it is different from other existing business model competitions […]

ON GUARD: Rare Manuscript Describes Jews Battling Anti-Semitism In 18th Century Caribbean Expected To Fetch $10K To $20K

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WILLEMSTAD — An upcoming auction of historical items at Christie’s in New York includes a 1798 letter from leaders of the Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Curacao protesting the anti-Semitism of the French colonial ruler. The two-page manuscript, written by community leaders David Cohen Henriquez and Jacob de Castro, protested a statement from the […]

TNT TELLS EVERYONE WHERE THEY CAN GO! Caribbean Consultation for Global Compact for Migration Held in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN – A Sub-Regional Consultation for the Caribbean towards a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is being held today in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day event began yesterday. Hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, these consultations are organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the financial […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Miss Universe Contestant Esonica Veira Makes A Strong Showing But Does Not Place In Pageant Competition

GOOD PUBLICITY: Esonica Veira of St. Thomas was one of the 92 contestants who competed in Las Vegas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] LAS VEGAS — Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Nevada. Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned […]

TRUMP IMMIGRATION POLICY: Three Caribbean Nations To Enjoy Visa-Free Travel To The United States Starting In January 2018

WASHINGTON — People from three countries: Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: have been selected among some Asian countries to enjoy visa-free travel to the United States as part of Phase 2 of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. When it comes into force, nationals from the selected countries would not require visas to the United States […]