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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Department of Education has suspended laptop and MiFi distribution at the Julius E. Sprauve School on St. John, effective immediately due to COVID-19 exposure on its St. John campus. Contact tracing and COVID-19 testing of impacted employees are being conducted by the Virgin Islands

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TEAGUE BAY — in addition to investing in our natural resources, DPNR also invests in the next generation of Virgin Islanders who will inherit and care for our resources. In 2021, the East End Marine Park had two undergraduate students collect information about restored corals at the Park’s demonstration restoration

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan has ordered that the Territory’s public schools use virtual learning when they reopen on August 9 out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students, teachers and Department of Education personnel while the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues its rampant spread

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CHRISTIQNSTED — A 9-year-old child is among the 21 COVID-19 patients currently being treated at territory hospitals, and with public schools in the territory set to reopen in just two weeks, Governor Albert Bryan says he is considering delaying a return to in-person learning if the numbers don’t improve. “Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — Due to the rise in COVID-positive cases in the territory, the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation has suspended the rental of facilities until further notice. To minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus, DSPR has also suspended all sports and recreation activities for two weeks. Following the two week

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Joseph Gomez Elementary School fifth grade teacher Roselyn Samuel Hodge traveled to Orlando, Florida., July 18-24, with her daughter Janelle, in an all-expense paid trip for two to Disney World, courtesy of local radio and television personality Rashidi Clenance, owner of ViVid Streaming, in conjunction with NBA

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard Association presented a $1,000 scholarship award to McKayla Collins recently. The ceremony was held in a conference room named after the late Canegata.  Joined by her family, McKayla received the award from VINGA president Mr. Beresford Edwards and Mrs. Shenneth Canegata. McKayla, daughter

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GEORGE TOWN — Doctors Hospital has applied to the Grand Court in Cayman for leave for judicial review of the ongoing failure by the Government of the Cayman Islands to formulate and publish criteria against which healthcare facilities are assessed before being designated as a facility that may employ ‘institutionally

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CRUZ BAY — The first St. Thomas-St. John winner of the “Vax To Win USVI” lottery was actively involved informally in promoting the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s coronavirus educational awareness campaign on his home island of St. John, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ronald “Ron” Mosholder, the

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SAN JUAN — Two fossil teeth from a distant relative of North American gophers have scientists rethinking how some mammals reached the Caribbean Islands. The teeth, excavated in northwest Puerto Rico, belong to a previously unknown rodent genus and species, now named Caribeomys merzeraudi. About the size of a mouse,

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