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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who minimized the threat of the coronavirus pandemic for months, said that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 38 cats and dogs from St. Thomas have a new lease on life thanks to the good people of New England. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said 10 cats and dogs arrived at the MSPCA in Cape Cod on August 29.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught by federal authorities with an illegal alien in his dingy north of St. John has been sentenced to a half year of home confinement. Ahmaud Rodriguez, 25, of Smith Bay, was given that sentence today for his June 3 conviction

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works – Office of Public Transportation will restore VITRAN’s fixed-route service starting Monday, October 5. Services will run from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday. VITRAN has implemented new safety precautions to address the COVID-19 pandemic such as: The required use of protective

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service advisesthe general public that the ban on burning in the territory will be lifted onMonday. Although the ban will be lifted October 5, a valid permit will still be required for all outdoor burning, the VIFS said. Applications for burn permits will

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KRALENDIJK — Three Caribbean islands and two European countries have been removed from the British Government’s list of COVID-19 safe places to come from. Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba are the three Caribbean islands to have been removed from the safe travel corridor list, UK Secretary of State for Transport

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) received federal funding through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ER Program to install “regulatory signage” throughout the territory. The total cost for the project is $747,500, according to DPW. The contractor, Custom Builders will install Stop, Yield, Speed Limit, warning and guide signs,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department Training Academy held commencement exercises for 16 new peace officers at Lockhart Elementary School in St. Thomas on Wednesday. These peace officers completed nine months of virtual and in-person law enforcement training, and will go on to work at the Virgin Islands

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MIAMI — The winter Caribbean campaign for Sea Cloud Cruises has been canceled, Seatrade Cruise News reported today. Sea Cloud Cruises still plans to resume sailing with all three ships, including the new Sea Cloud Spirit, in Europe this spring. “In view of the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic,

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MIAMI — People in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico still have to keep one eye on the Atlantic Ocean. Two tropical waves were being tracked by meteorologists on Wednesday evening. One is in the west-central Caribbean Sea and has a good chance of strengthening into a tropical depression

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