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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 — In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP in The Virgin Islands is providing information and resources to help older Virgin Islanders and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others. The Governor of the Virgin Islands Albert Bryan

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 38-year-old daughter of former Senator-at-Large Almando “Rocky” Liburd was found dead Thursday morning in St. Thomas, authorities said. Alana Liburd of St. John was found dead in Sugar Estate at 8:27 a.m. on Thursday, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “According to detectives, there was no outwardly

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CRUZ BAY — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor announced the appointment of Detective Vivianne P. Newton as Deputy Chief of Police for the island of St. John on Wednesday. Deputy Chief Newton is a 14-year veteran of the Virgin Islands Police Department, having spent the last 10 years of her

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ director of the Center for Student Success has died of the coronavirus while on the U.S. mainland, according to a message issued to the UVI community on Wednesday.  “We learned today that Jason Brewer, Director of the Center for Student Success,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In an emergency meeting held on Monday, the Virgin Islands Lottery Commission decided to postpone drawing #955 from tomorrow to April 16. “This is attributed to the current coronavirus pandemic,” the commission said in a written statement. “Dealers’ special numbers will be available for pick up until

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BARBADOS — The United States is mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  A total of $1.7 million will be made available to governments in the Eastern Caribbean, which will assist countries in the region to scale up their risk communication

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a press conference to update residents about the territory’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. called for a Territorial Day of Prayer to take place on Monday. “As we continue to do everything within our power as a government to mitigate the spread of

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