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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Celebrity Edge will be the first cruise ship to return to St. Thomas since March 2020 when it arrives just before noon today. The U.S. Virgin Islands tourism industry has benefitted from an increasingly popular charter yacht business and Airbnb visits in the months after the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Richard Evangelista of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs said that effective today DLCA is ready to issue a business license for the operation of a short-term rental.  A short-term rental is an establishment primarily engaged in providing accommodations for less than ninety (90) days

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) Medical Assistance Program (MAP) today announced the launch of a critical messaging program for all Medicaid clients and providers called the “MedicaidNow” Text Messaging system. The MedicaidNow instant messaging system provides real-time alerts and messages and seeks to improve the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — If you want flaunt what you got in public — and let it all hang out in downtown St. Thomas — you better be prepared to be verbally attacked personally, on social media in real time. One scantily-clad woman seen walking by the customer service stand for

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed that two campers at Renholdt Jackson Baseball & Basketball Camps have tested positive for COVID-19. The safety protocols and guidelines that the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation (DSPR) put in placefor the in-person summer camp initially identified the campers. Safety

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Ricans who self-identify as having very light skin tones have better health outcomes than counterparts who self-identify as having the darkest skin tones, according to a peer-reviewed scientific study that evaluated the impact of racial discrimination on physical and emotional well-being. The investigation conducted by two

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PORT OF SPAIN — “Black Panther” U.S. actor Michael B. Jordan said he would rename his recently launched rum, “J’Ouvert,” after nationals in the Caribbean accused him of cultural appropriation. J’Ouvert — which refers in Creole to the crack of dawn — is the name of the first official day

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the past several months a team of scientists, engineers, researchers and stormwater related experts have been surveying and collecting data as part of a USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) project to assess eight high priority watersheds of concern. On St. Thomas, the specific

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the St. Croix Bookmobile will be parked in front of Government House on Thursday, June 24th at 10 a.m. for STORY TIME HOUR ON WHEELS with this weeks’ guest reader, First Lady Yolanda Bryan.

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KINGSHILL — A day after the Limetree Bay Refinery announced it would cease operations in September, a Community Impact Survey continues to gather evidence of widespread health impacts from operational failures at the refinery. The Community Impact Survey is ongoing through July 9th, and all residents of St. Croix are

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