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CHRISTIANSTED — There have been three more COVID-19 deaths in the territory, bringing the death toll to 78, the Virgin Islands Department of Health reports. The deceased are a 59-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, all on St. Croix, according to the VIDOH. The average age of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan presented the Caribbean Drag Racing Association (CDRA) a check for $337,750 today which will go towards the completion of a refurbished drag racing track. Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White and St. Croix Administrator Sammuel Sanes joined Governor Bryan, who presented the check to CDRA President Arthur Hector and CDRA

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that bars cockfighting in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The high court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to the law. As is typical, the high court did not explain why it declined to take the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Applauding the $2.15 million in grants awarded by the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) to the local government and the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to advance their efforts towards electrifying their vehicle fleets, Governor Albert Bryan said the funds mark the beginning of the “Government

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Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022 — the biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years. The move follows a bump in inflation as the economy struggles to rebound. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will

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It was 143 years ago on October 1, 1878, when Crucian agricultural laborers set fire to Frederiksted town and western plantations on St. Croix. The objective was to burn all the way east to “Bassin jailhouse,” known today as Fort Christiansvaern. In those days, Christiansted was called Bassin by Crucians.

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Department of Education was made aware of a photo circulating on social media of an employee inappropriately dressed while holding virtual classes with students at the St. Croix Central High School today. The Department of Education denounces the actions of the employee and has acted

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health on Monday confirmed two new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number in the territory to 75. One of the two victims was identified as a 59-year-old woman from St. Thomas, while the other was identified as a 37-year-old man on St. Croix, according to the

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MIAMI — We still have two X’s on the board, but we don’t expect either of them to amount to much of anything. Disturbance #1 is passing over the mountains of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Heavy rain in the high terrain is the primary threat. The disturbance is interacting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — All public schools will be closed today in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day will also be celebrated on October 11. All public schools will reopen tomorrow. The Claude O. Markoe Elementary School will resume in-person learning on

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