Tag: Religious News

Panama Sentences Two Men In 2020 Killings of 7 Young People

PANAMA CITY — Two men were given long prison terms this week for killing seven young people in 2020, bloodshed that shocked this country where mass slayings are rare. Prosecutors said Reynaldo Cuadra McBean was sentenced to 50 years and Jean Carlos Hernandez was sentenced to serve 36 years for their convictions on homicide, abduction, […]

Rower Who Stopped In The BVI Gets An Audience With Pope Francis In Italy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Don Victor Mooney of Queens, New York was invited to attend Pope Francis General Audience on World AIDS Day this month. Mooney was joined by his family when he met his excellency.  On a fourth try he completed a transatlantic row from Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, a part of Spain’s Canary Islands […]

Governor Bryan To Conduct 2nd Territorial Day of Prayer Tomorrow

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan will hold the second annual Territorial Day of Prayer service for protection against COVID-19 and for the well-being of all Virgin Islanders as the territory continues to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Day of Prayer service is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and will feature faith […]

9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Caned During ‘Exorcism’ In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Police in Sri Lanka said today they have arrested two people in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was repeatedly beaten during a ritual they believed would drive away an evil spirit. The two suspects — the woman performing the exorcism and the girl’s mother — appeared in […]

Hindu Statesman Asks Governor Bryan To Make Diwali A Holiday In 2022

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hindus are seeking a public holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals; starting 2022. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair with USVI Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most […]