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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of the Governor has launched a series of casual interviews with prominent government officials. In today’s interview, Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez will be interviewed by Director of Strategic Operations and Interim Public Information Officer Michelle M. Francis. The interview will cover current hot topics

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ATLANTA — A Transportation Security Administration security screener from St. Thomas who worked at the domestic terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has died of the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. TSA Officer Dian Phipps, 32, of Charlotte Amalie died Monday after getting sick with COVID-19. TSA is an agency of the

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FREDERIKSTED — As more residents use personal protective equipment (PPE) to slow the spread of the corona virus, COVID-19, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the public that the increase in improperly discarded gloves and masks is an environmental concern as well as a health concern in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After experiencing three homicides in as many days in the Hospital Ground area, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor walked the neighborhood, meeting with residents there this weekend. The Virgin Islands Police Department is focused on reducing violent crime and enhancing the quality of life of residents of Hospital

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor flew over to St. Thomas with a contingent of Special Operations Bureau Virgin Islands Police Department officers to get a first-hand look at the situation on the ground in Hospital Ground on Good Friday. Commissioner Velinor fielded questions from the general community on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Police Commissioner took to the airwaves Good Friday to give a strong message to the territory about the recent violence in Hospital Ground, St. Thomas: the VIPD has a “person of interest” in the homicides and shootings — and they are committing every resource of the

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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 — A St. Thomas man convicted of the Main Street broad-daylight shooting death of an Assistant U.S. Attorney’s son nearly 20 years ago was himself shot dead early Wednesday, authorities said. Deshaune Harrigan, 44, who was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Jason Carroll in May 2000, was shot

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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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