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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard Evangelista urged consumers to practice social distancing when shopping.  On Wednesday, DLCA and Commissioner Trevor Velinor of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) invited major grocery retailers across the Territory to meet via teleconference to discuss and share

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SANTO DOMINGO — The death toll in one Caribbean nation hit 20 this morning, which was just under the total number of cases across the region just last night as the regional confirmed cases of COVID-19 spiked past 1,100. The Dominican Republic saw its death toll double today as it

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education said late Tuesday that it is distributing breakfast and lunch to students attending territorial public, private and parochial schools in its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative beginning tomorrow. The action comes amid efforts being taken by the Bryan administration,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The COVID-19 State of Emergency social distancing policy, recommended by the Office of the Governor, local and global health officials, has been implemented by the Department of Labor in order to limit the possible transmission of the Coronavirus. The VIDOL will be open to the public and there

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has received confirmation of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease. This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to six—two in the St. Croix district and four in the St. Thomas/ St. John district. The latest St. Croix confirmed case was

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CHRISTIANSTED — While public schools, Head Start, as well as various private schools and day care centers are closed, the Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System said it wants to inform educators, parents, caregivers, and students of the programs and resources available through its television channels and online platforms. On television,

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CHRISTIANSTED — In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation (DSPR) has taken the below preventative measures in alignment with the Department of Health’s recommendations to help protect and continue to serve our community: • Augmented facility hours territory-wide are 8:00 a.m. –

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (VIDHS) Head Start program will temporarily close classrooms territory-wide beginning today, The department said the shutdown is needed :to follow precautionary federal guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Following the State of Emergency Declaration by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Friday, the Caribbean Centers for Boys & Girls V.I. said it is canceling after-school programs due to COVID-19. “In keeping with all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting today, on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations request of $40.2 million to cover the local university’s operations and programs.  “Our appropriation remains in line with FY

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