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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House issued the following statement on Friday in response to information circulated about plans to renew COVID restrictions on businesses and other community activities: “Neither Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Government House nor the administration’s COVID-19 Task Force have made any official announcements concerning beach closures, added restrictions to restaurants’

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In complying with the governor’s management agenda and Executive Order No. 497-2020, Director Jenifer C. O’Neal said she is “pleased to announce the reorganization of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), including the formation of two NEW business Divisions to provide you with more efficient and

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Fire Service advises the public that the Herbert L. Canegata Fire Station, located in St. Croix has been temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The Estate Richmond station will be cleaned and sanitized prior to its reopening on Monday. The closure will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued further clarification regarding Puerto Rico’s Department of Treasury, known as “Hacienda,” issuing Social Security stimulus payments to Virgin Islands residents by direct deposit, resulting in some Virgin Islanders receiving double stimulus payments and creating confusion for residents of the territory. “Several

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed a ninth death related to COVID-19 in the territory on Wednesday, but officials were hesitant to release further details about victims eight and nine. Still Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. told an online newspaper this week that two Caribbean Kidney Center patients

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today sent a request to the 33rd Legislature asking for an extension to the current State of Emergency Order, which currently is in effect until Monday. Bryan is requesting an extension of the order to October 9 — or until the Avera Tech

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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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