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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it is closing non-essential offices indefinitely as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. The Central Records Bureau offices, Firearms Bureau offices and fingerprinting services territory-wide are closed until further notice, according to the VIPD. Additionally,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard Evangelista urged consumers to practice social distancing when shopping.  On Wednesday, DLCA and Commissioner Trevor Velinor of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) invited major grocery retailers across the Territory to meet via teleconference to discuss and share

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public that the rack rate issued by Limetree Bay effective March 30-April 5, 2020 is lower for Regular and Premium by 25.35 percent and 30.77 percent respectively from the prior week’s rate. The new price for Regular

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) Medical Assistance Program provides its members access to healthcare services such as inpatient hospital services, outpatient services, clinic services, laboratory and X-ray services, physician services, dental services, prescription drugs, eyeglasses, diagnostic, screening, preventive, and rehabilitative services. Human Services said it “acts

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is pleading with the local community to live and let live … and resist the impulse to domestic violence now that families are forced to be together. The VIPD said it “has noticed an increase in the number of calls for service for

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a press conference to update residents about the territory’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. called for a Territorial Day of Prayer to take place on Monday. “As we continue to do everything within our power as a government to mitigate the spread of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has proposed legislation requesting that the Virgin Islands Legislature approve the use of $60 million to supplement government operations in anticipation of a COVID-19 related economic downturn. The 33rd Legislature is scheduled to take Bryan’s proposed legislation up during a legislative session tomorrow. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education said late Tuesday that it is distributing breakfast and lunch to students attending territorial public, private and parochial schools in its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative beginning tomorrow. The action comes amid efforts being taken by the Bryan administration,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USVI Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Family Assistance announced that their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as Food Stamps), cash, and energy assistance programs are ready to serve existing and new clients through conducting interviews via

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Guyanese national who was deported previously as an “aggravated felon” is accused of coming to the United States again illegally. Warren Michael Whyte of Georgetown was charged with entering the United States after having been deported and removed, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Whyte made

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