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CHRISTIANSTED — Territorial epidemiologist Esther Ellis revealed that the USVI now has had one COVID-19-related death in a fully-vaccinated person. “Therefore, 98.5 percent of our deaths have been among unvaccinated individuals,” Ellis said. The vaccine was developed to lower the risk of transmission and lowers the risk of hospitalization and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands government agency with the second-most employees says it will follow a sweeping new federal plan to fight COVID-19 that requires teachers and healthcare workers to be vaccinated, among other measures announced by President Joe Biden last week. “We will implement the president’s mandates

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FREDERIKSTED — A Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority blackout sent some west end elementary school students back to learning from home. The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix District, announced the early dismissal of Claude O. Markoe Elementary School’s in-person classes on September 13, “effective immediately, due to

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FREDERIKSTED — A special police unit conducting a routine traffic stop of a motorist discovered that the driver had a gun, drugs and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle on Friday night. Kaheem Roberts, 37, of Mon Bijou, was arrested at 7:13 p.m. Friday and charged with carrying a firearms openly

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KILLEEN, Texas — It has been four years since a St. Croix father of seven children was gunned down during an early morning drive-by shooting in Texas, and the man’s mother is asking potential witnesses to come forward. Glenroy Joseph Smith Jr., was 34 years old on August 25, 2017,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin has tested positive for COVID-19. Berry-Benjamin underwent COVID-19 testing on Friday, after experiencing symptoms overnight on September 9, the Department of Education said. Berry-Benjamin did not perform any official duties following an emergency press conference she hosted on Thursday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin hosted Governor Albert Bryan on a tour of four schools—Ricardo Richards Elementary and Lew Muckle Elementary on St. Croix, Julius E. Sprauve School on St. John, and Joseph Gomez Elementary School on St. Thomas—to mark the reopening of campuses

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As Virgin Islanders mobilize to demand and act to increase their food security, the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) teamed up to aid farmers and families by donating more than 850 fruit trees on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. This effort was sponsored by Cruzan

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix District, said it has suspended school bus service until further notice. Parents are asked to continue to provide transportation to and from school for children attending in-person classes. Special Education students in self-contained classrooms attending in-person classes are not affected

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Pearl B. Larsen PreK-8 School on St. Croix and the Ulla F. Muller Elementary School on St. Thomas will resume in-person learning tomorrow, the Department of Education said. The schools reverted to virtual learning on September 9 and 10 due to COVID-19 exposure, according to the

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