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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health is confirming that COVID-19 has claimed the lives of four more Virgin Islanders, bringing the territory’s death toll to 49. The deceased are a 51-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman, a 94-year-old man and a 73-year-old man, all on St. Thomas, according

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FREDERIKSTED — NASA’s “airborne science lab” deployed to St. Croix on Tuesday after more than six months of preparation and instrument upload. As part of the Convective Processes Experiment — Aerosols and Winds campaign, CPEX-AW, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center prepared the airborne science laboratory for the 45-day deployment to the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study stony coral tissue loss disease in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This devastating disease affecting reef-building corals is ravishing the reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Since first

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George said needed school supplies were distributed last month to students during the first “Back to School Laptop Give Away” launch for the 2020-2021 school year. The event held July 20 to 23rd was spearheaded by V.I. Access and Visitation – an arm of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise across the country, some areas with low vaccination rates have been hit hard, like Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi. The same is true for the U.S. Virgin Islands, where only about a third of residents are vaccinated. In recent days, the islands have seen their highest numbers of

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TIDE VILLAGE –—The Pearl B. Larsen PreK-8 School will postpone laptop and MiFi distribution to parents, effective immediately, due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 exposure on the school’s Estate Peter campus. Teachers conducting virtual classes from their classrooms will resume working from home, the Department of Education said. The

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One day in 1939, Ida May Fuller stopped by the local Social Security office in her hometown of Rutland, Vermont to inquire about Social Security benefits. She knew she had been paying into Social Security and wanted to learn more. The following year, she received the very first Social Security

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education will resume its “No Virgin Islands. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative on Monday August 23 for school year 2021-2022. Now in its third year, the initiative was launched in March 2020 and has served at least 1,071,897 meals to students attending

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With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators. Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement, disability or survivor’s benefits. This could be a way to relate our many programs to a new audience. Showing young people

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KINGSHILL — The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s women’s basketball team will play its first-ever summer exhibition series in the U.S. Virgin Islands this weekend. The UMKC Roos, under fifth-year head coach Jacie Hoyt, will play the USVI’s senior women’s national team on Saturday and Sunday at St. Croix Educational Complex

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