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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to mitigate the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus in the territory, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has ordered all beaches to be closed at 4 p.m. for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and all bars are ordered to stop serving, and alcohol sales territory-wide

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands has partnered with the United Kingdom to start a Sustainable Fisheries Management program in the Virgin Islands. A grant totaling $391,000 helped facilitate the project. In the latest funding round of the U.K. government-funded Darwin Initiative and its Darwin Plus scheme provides

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BASSETERRE — As iconic as the islands’ pristine beaches and tropical forests, the 60,000-plus green monkeys of St. Kitts and Nevis are a quintessential part of the Caribbean experience for many visitors. But while these photogenic mischief-makers might charm tourists, they pose serious threats to the twin-island Federation. Likely first

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LONDON — British financial institutions that benefited from slavery such as Lloyd’s of London should go further than saying sorry for their role in the Atlantic slave trade and atone for their sins by funding Caribbean development, the region’s countries said. At least 10 million Africans were shackled into the

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FREDERIKSTED — Department of Human Services (DHS) has released its statutory, licensing requirements, rules, and regulations regarding the re-opening of child care programs and summer camps. “It is critical, especially as we continue to evaluate the safety of group activities and settings during this COVID-19 pandemic, that anyone or any

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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) broadcast the June episode of Recovery in Focus last night. Guests for this month’s episode were Daryl Griffith, VIHFA Executive Director, Nelson Petty Jr., Commissioner of the Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Director Barbara Jackson-McIntosh is advising the public that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will conduct special operating hours tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During this time, the bureau will only process transactions for customers who submitted their documents via

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said that the Bovoni Landfill will once again accept “green waste and seaweed” in St. Thomas effective today. But the ban on green waste and seaweed is still in effect for the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix, according to VIWMA. “The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was shot dead in a dispute over access to a land property, authorities said. Alphonso Wade III, 56, of West Caret Bay was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with voluntary manslaughter, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital will resume elective surgeries and outpatient procedures effective tomorrow. “Through the pandemic, JFL has performed urgent and emergent surgical cases, however, all other patients planning to have surgery or a procedure have had to place their medical care on hold,” Interim Chief Executive

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