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PHILIPSBURG — The Netherlands government said it has a responsibility to protect the safety and health of the people of Sint Maarten. “These are extraordinary times.” The country is in a partial lockdown and therefore measures will be taken as part of the Government of Sint Maarten’s preparedness, response and mitigation in

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BARBADOS — The United States is mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  A total of $1.7 million will be made available to governments in the Eastern Caribbean, which will assist countries in the region to scale up their risk communication

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SANTO DOMINGO —  In the one month it took the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to completely spread across the Caribbean, several islands have successfully managed to contain the spread of the virus, while other islands are actively struggling. As of March 28, the region surpassed the thousand-case threshold with close to 1,100

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services has announced that Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) has not been implemented in the territory. There is no Presidential Disaster Declaration at this time. Households with reduced or terminated income may apply for benefits through the normal DHS SNAP offices located

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CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s Government House press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced he is extending the State of Emergency, as well as the stay-at-home order; the closure of non-essential businesses territory-wide and limiting restaurants to take-out and pick-up orders only, through April 30 in further efforts to slow the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A motorcycle driver who took off when police tried to pull him over for a routine traffic stop has been arrested on illegal gun and assault charges on St. Thomas, authorities said. Officers arrested Shamar N. Lewis, 21, of Altona about 5:21 p.m. on Thursday and charged

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday evening at Barren Spot on St. Croix. Officers found 23-year-old Luis Perez of Castle Burke unresponsive yet still breathing at the scene around 7:50 p.m., VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “Upon officers’ arrival to the

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it is closing non-essential offices indefinitely as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. The Central Records Bureau offices, Firearms Bureau offices and fingerprinting services territory-wide are closed until further notice, according to the VIPD. Additionally,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard Evangelista urged consumers to practice social distancing when shopping.  On Wednesday, DLCA and Commissioner Trevor Velinor of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) invited major grocery retailers across the Territory to meet via teleconference to discuss and share

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public that the rack rate issued by Limetree Bay effective March 30-April 5, 2020 is lower for Regular and Premium by 25.35 percent and 30.77 percent respectively from the prior week’s rate. The new price for Regular

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