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KINGSTOWN — Several top Jamaican singers are throwing their support this Easter Sunday for a COVID-19 virtual telethon for Jamaica. Being presented under the theme: “Jamaica, Together We Stand,” named after the title track of singer Richie Spice’s upcoming album, the goal is to raise $10.5 million to aid the country’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) announces that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will issue additional SNAP benefits to current recipients during the months of April and May. Households not already receiving the maximum benefits will receive a supplemental allotment to bring the amount

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) said it “is working around the clock with their federal partners to ensure that Virgin Islanders have access to all provisions that will be of help during this crisis.” “DHS staff members are implementing changes in record time and working to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has extended a philanthropic hand by producing 3-D respiratory masks. Personal protective gear is a scarce commodity, as the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc the world over.  To date, the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard Evangelista reminds business owners and the public of the restrictions mandated by law on the serving of alcohol on Good Friday. According to VIC Title 1, Chapter 11, Subsection 171(b): “Distilled liquor and drinks prepared therewith shall not

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands filed a civil enforcement action under the Virgin Islands Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against the Epstein Estate and six other related companies based in the Virgin Islands in January 2020, the Attorney General’s Office committed to advocate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said that Head Start “program classrooms” remain closed territory-wide until further notice. Human Services said the distribution of meals to Head Start children began at various locations in St. Thomas and St. Croix on March 23, Human Services spokeswoman Michelle

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George is reminding residents that those who willfully violate emergency executive orders and directives of Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion during the declared state of emergency can face criminal consequences. Penalties can include arrest and prosecution under Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden, who called earlier this week for a moratorium on anchoring permits to stem the flow of visiting private boats, sharply disagreed Monday with the Bryan administration’s decision to close the territory’s beaches to residents while opening some of those same beaches to private boats from

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Monday closed all the beaches in the territory until April 20 in an attempt at curbing the COVID-19 virus and as a way to discourage some residents from ignoring the stay-at-home order and negating social and physical distancing. “We have a considerable way

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