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TEAGUE BAY — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Division of Coastal Zone Management in collaboration with Friends of the St. Croix East-End Marine Park will host an educational snorkel tour to the East End Marine Park’s Demonstration Coral Nursery Site

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Thomas gets four times as many tourists from the U.S. mainland as St. Croix. So you’d expect to see more hospitalizations in Charlotte Amalie than in Diamond Ruby, but that is not the case. In his weekly press briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan said fully 23

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MIAMI — Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte was in Florida over the weekend telling reporters that the territory is a model of success in the Caribbean — thanks in large part to the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands has access to U.S.-supplied vaccines and much-needed economic relief. Those factors —

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SANTO DOMINGO — The Dominican Republic’s agriculture ministry is restricting pig shipments and mobilizing the military to contain the spread of African swine fever as the United States and Mexico tightened border checks to avoid infections. U.S. testing of 389 samples from Dominican hogs raised on farms and in backyards

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CHRISTIANSTED —The Juan F. Luis Hospital reported an “all-time high” number of COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday, other government agencies announced closings territory-wide and at least one St. Thomas business closed briefly as the local Health Department investigated reports of a COVID outbreak in the wake of an upsurge in cases. “Today,

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SUNNY ISLE — The Health Department confirmed this weekend that a 67-year-old St. Croix woman is the latest victim of COVID-19 in the territory, bringing the death toll to 37 since the pandemic began. The seven-day test positivity rate is nearly five percent after another 60 people tested positive on

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MIAMI — U.S. cruise liner Royal Caribbean Group said this weekend only passengers with a negative COVID-19 test will be let aboard, after six guests on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship  tested positive during routine testing. The rule will apply to all guests departing on cruises that are five

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Kelly Thompson Webbe and Monique Samuel were recently appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of the Economic Development Bank (EDB), respectively, at the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) in July 2021, according to an announcement from Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., VIEDA chief executive officer. 

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught driving a stolen vehicle taken during an armed robbery was arrested by police Friday afternoon, authorities said. Ja’Haile A. A. Clendinen, 18, of Altona & Welgunst, was arrested at 1:00 p.m. Friday and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle,

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FREDERIKSTED — Three minors and a 19-year-old fired on police after crashing a stolen SUV in La Grange following a high speed chase early Friday night, authorities said. Police on patrol in downtown in the west end port town observed a white 2019 Kia Sportage reported stolen in a robbery

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