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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Thomas gets four times as many tourists from the U.S. mainland as St. Croix. So you’d expect to see more hospitalizations in Charlotte Amalie than in Diamond Ruby, but that is not the case. In his weekly press briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan said fully 23

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MIAMI — Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte was in Florida over the weekend telling reporters that the territory is a model of success in the Caribbean — thanks in large part to the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands has access to U.S.-supplied vaccines and much-needed economic relief. Those factors —

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CHRISTIANSTED —The Juan F. Luis Hospital reported an “all-time high” number of COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday, other government agencies announced closings territory-wide and at least one St. Thomas business closed briefly as the local Health Department investigated reports of a COVID outbreak in the wake of an upsurge in cases. “Today,

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SUNNY ISLE — The Health Department confirmed this weekend that a 67-year-old St. Croix woman is the latest victim of COVID-19 in the territory, bringing the death toll to 37 since the pandemic began. The seven-day test positivity rate is nearly five percent after another 60 people tested positive on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Kelly Thompson Webbe and Monique Samuel were recently appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of the Economic Development Bank (EDB), respectively, at the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) in July 2021, according to an announcement from Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., VIEDA chief executive officer. 

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught driving a stolen vehicle taken during an armed robbery was arrested by police Friday afternoon, authorities said. Ja’Haile A. A. Clendinen, 18, of Altona & Welgunst, was arrested at 1:00 p.m. Friday and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — ICF International said it will support local disaster recovery efforts by implementing a workforce development program aimed at training Virgin Islanders for opportunities in hospitality, health care, information technology and other high-demand sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported recently. The company’s work as project manager for the Skills for Today initiative is part

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), confirmed Thursday night that it closed the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administrative Office in St. Croix and the Knud Hansen Head Start Office in St. Thomas as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The offices will be

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan has ordered that the Territory’s public schools use virtual learning when they reopen on August 9 out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students, teachers and Department of Education personnel while the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues its rampant spread

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Some of the terms and acronyms people use when they talk about Social Security can be a little confusing. We are here to help you understand all you need to know. We strive to explain your benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies

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