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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said today that businesses, boaters and unmasked individuals are violating health and safety guidelines and contributing to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases here. Appearing at his weekly news briefing on St. Croix, Bryan pointed to local social events where people brazenly

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department is notifying the residents of St. John that they are experiencing “major electrical issues” at the Leander Jurgen Command in St. John. “Those issues make it necessary to run the building’s generator all day and night,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “We are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) is announcing that sandbags and sand will be distributed territory-wide on Thursday August 13. The bags will also be made available to residents whose property is susceptible to flooding on Tuesday August 18. “Normally, we issue sandbags and sand only

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House issued the following statement on Friday in response to information circulated about plans to renew COVID restrictions on businesses and other community activities: “Neither Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Government House nor the administration’s COVID-19 Task Force have made any official announcements concerning beach closures, added restrictions to restaurants’

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In complying with the governor’s management agenda and Executive Order No. 497-2020, Director Jenifer C. O’Neal said she is “pleased to announce the reorganization of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), including the formation of two NEW business Divisions to provide you with more efficient and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued further clarification regarding Puerto Rico’s Department of Treasury, known as “Hacienda,” issuing Social Security stimulus payments to Virgin Islands residents by direct deposit, resulting in some Virgin Islanders receiving double stimulus payments and creating confusion for residents of the territory. “Several

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ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to Americans not to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands if they don’t have to. In its warning, the CDC cited an increased risk of the coronavirus in the territory and limited medical resources for those who

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed a ninth death related to COVID-19 in the territory on Wednesday, but officials were hesitant to release further details about victims eight and nine. Still Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. told an online newspaper this week that two Caribbean Kidney Center patients

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today sent a request to the 33rd Legislature asking for an extension to the current State of Emergency Order, which currently is in effect until Monday. Bryan is requesting an extension of the order to October 9 — or until the Avera Tech

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FREDERIKSTED — A combined effort by officers of the Special Operations Bureau from the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix Districts produced three illegal firearms arrests on St. Croix this week authorities said. Officers arrested Joseph H. Narinesingh, 19, of Upper Love, at 2:18 p.m. Monday and charged him with

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