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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan ,Jr. said he is initiating the blue “Open Doors” phase on the territory’s path back to normalcy effective tomorrow. “This simply means that we will allow the prohibitions on leisure travel to expire, making it easier for potential tourists to

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The Virgin Islands Attorney General’s office reached an agreement in principle for a Victims’ Compensation Program with the Epstein Estate counsel and victims’ counsel on Friday. The agreement includes safeguards that U.S. Virgin Islands’ Attorney General Denise George insisted be included, according to her office. With the agreement, Attorney General

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said he is initiating the blue “Open Doors” phase of the territory’s path back to normalcy effective June 1. “This simply means that we will allow the prohibitions on leisure travel to expire, making it easier for potential tourists

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CHRISTIANSTED — The President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 on March 27. This new law provides: • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR) and the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), in collaboration with WTJX-TV Channel 12 (WTJX) announces the broadcast of the next episode of Recovery in Focus airing tonight at 8 p.m. on WTJX, and Facebook Live at facebook.com/wtjx. The third episode will highlight the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Management and Budget Director Jenifer C. O’Neal informs the public of the upcoming Spring Revenue Estimating Conference to be held on June 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held via Zoom from 9a.m.-5:00p.m. and streamed live online. Presentations will be

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EAST END, St. Croix — The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR) announced the obligation of $1,599,393 to the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation (DSPR) to refurbish recreational facilities at two St. Croix beaches. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program will fund the replacement of damaged beachfront facilities at the Fort Frederik Beach

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) is reminding the community of the need to gain permit approval prior to installing any advertising device along public roadways. According to the Virgin Islands Code, anyone seeking to advertise on a publicly owned street, sidewalk, park or other real property, must

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CHRISTIANSTED  — Was it a Freudian slip by embattled Virgin Islands Republican Party chairman John Canegata? Or was he misquoted by a St. Croix tabloid newspaper? Canegata, who remains under a temporary restraining order issued by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay, confirmed everything opponents have been saying about his eight

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said he is easing restrictions on bars and restaurants and will allow restaurants to cater to dine-in patrons and permit bars to reopen on May 26 under certain conditions. Restaurants can offer dine-in service at 50 percent capacity or

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