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Dumpsite fire is VI’s biggest ever, DWM says

Last week, a fire engulfed the mountain of trash that has been piled in Coxheath since Hurricane Irma, spewing plumes of thick, black smoke as far as St. Thomas and forcing some Tortola residents to temporarily leave their homes. Though firefighters prevented the flames from...

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Kim Takeuchi: In Their Words

Kim Takeuchi, who has lived on Virgin Gorda for 14 years, is operations manager at Unite BVI. She competed in the stand-up paddle- board race in the 2018 VISAR Swim & SUP the Sound on Sunday and finished third. ‘Sunshine all around’ Originally I came...

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Guardian, BBC reveal Paradise Papers documents to Appleby

In a confidential settlement, The Guardian and the BBC agreed to reveal to Appleby what documents may have supported their reporting during the massive Paradise Papers investigation, according to a joint statement from the offshore law firm and the media outlets. Appleby sued the media...

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Trial ends between Skelton-Cline and government

After years of litigation, arguments in the trial between former ports head Claude Skelton-Cline and government concluded on Monday, and a judgment is now pending from High Court Justice Vicki Ann Ellis. The Attorney General’s Chambers has long argued that the former managing director of...

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As Coxheath burns, NEOC activated at level 2

On Wednesday, a massive fire engulfed the dumpsite at Coxheath, emitting thick black smoke across Tortola and downwind to the United States Virgin Islands. Thursday morning, as the blaze continued to burn, the Department of Disaster Management reported that the National Emergency Operations Centre had...