British Virgin Islands may seek overseas help in crime fight

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TORTOLA – Amid a rapid escalation in crime, British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier Dr D Orlando Smith says that overseas help should be sought and highly trained police officers returned to active service from retirement if such actions are needed to help arrest the situation. Since the start of this year, three persons have been murdered in separate More...

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OAS Head wants Venezuela kicked out unless elections called

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By Edition On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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14 decomposing bodies found in Venezuelan jail

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By Edition On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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