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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. began his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Monday with a plea to residents to unite against the gun violence that has been plaguing the territory and come forward with information about recent homicides. “Today, I want to address another serious public health and safety issue

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When Puerto Rico turned the freighter he was on away from its “rich” port in early May, things looked grim indeed for Sam the Sailor. After all, Sam the Sailor was confirmed to have COVID-19. If the couldn’t find a port to take him soon, his health

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FREDERIKSTED — Seaborne’s Puerto Rico flights are canceled today and Cape Air’s morning flights to Puerto Rico and inter-island St. Thomas-St. Croix flights also are cancelled, Government House said. “Cape Air flights may resume later Thursday depending on weather conditions,” a prepared statement from the Joint Information Center said. “Cyril

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — During a storm-impact press conference this morning, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that he lifted the curfew as of 6 a.m. today and that government offices will reopen at 10 a.m. today. The territory’s seaports were still closed as of the governor’s press conference, and the U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health is reporting tonight that an 8th COVID-19 mortality has occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A 23-year-old pregnant woman died from the virus in St. Thomas on July 21, the VIDOH reported last week. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. acknowledged the death

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — President Donald Trump has approved Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s request for an emergency disaster declaration for the weather system that moved through the territory today. Bryan submitted the request on Monday in advance of the storm’s “impact,” if any. The territorial governor also issued an executive order declaring

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands announced that all of its offices would close at 1 p.m. today, Government House said in a prepared statement. Additionally, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that a curfew will go into effect at midnight tonight and last until noon on Thursday,

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. urged residents to stay vigilant and prepare for the weather system approaching the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that is expected to become a tropical storm at some point today. “I know that this is an incredibly

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. made a number of announcements, including the activation of the Department of Tourism online portal for passengers arriving in the territory; noting the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)l nominating two prosecutors for the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said it is closely monitoring Invest 92-L, a tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic, for possible development over the next few days. According to the National Hurricane Center, the broad area of low pressure is producing a wide area

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