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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As of today, the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands is 69. To date, the islands have recorded six deaths and 61 recoveries and there are only two active cases on the island. Testing for the virus has been carried out on 1,300 people

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KINGSHILL — A temporary restraining order was issued late Friday by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay at the behest of Gordon Ackley and other local Republicans after John Canegata sought to remain in office as territorial Republican chairman by canceling the Republican primary election. The order bars Canegata and Robert

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BALTIMORE — The Social Security Administration issued an update Thursday about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to certain groups of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their EIPs

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that stimulus checks began going out from the Virgin Islands Finance Department on Monday and by the end of the week, 6,271 checks totaling almost $10 million will have been issued. “Everyone who is entitled to a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government has outlined a plan to reopen the territory as of June 1, but safe work environments won’t happen by chance.  To assist small businesses in the reopening process, the University of the Virgin Islands – Safety In Paradise (SIP) Program and the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal and local law enforcement agencies are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for three murders in Hospital Ground last month. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Virgin Islands Police Department are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program has approved $11,979,526 to procure architecture and engineering services for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) on St. Croix, Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute (CKCI) on St. Thomas and the Myrah Keating Smith

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two people have died from the novel coronavirus in the last three days in the territory, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed today. The sixth person to die from COVID-19 in the territory was also on a ventilator at the Juan F. Luis Hospital. His death was

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands ended the weekend on a negative note, with yet another fatality reported this weekend. A 72-year-old St. Croix man who was on a ventilator at the Juan F. Luis Hospital because the fifth person to die of COVID-19 on Saturday, the Virgin Islands Health

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded almost $485,000 in federal aid funding to the Virgin Islands to support two health clinics in their efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and expand testing for the virus. Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. (FHC)

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