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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House issued the following statement on Friday in response to information circulated about plans to renew COVID restrictions on businesses and other community activities: “Neither Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Government House nor the administration’s COVID-19 Task Force have made any official announcements concerning beach closures, added restrictions to restaurants’

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In complying with the governor’s management agenda and Executive Order No. 497-2020, Director Jenifer C. O’Neal said she is “pleased to announce the reorganization of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), including the formation of two NEW business Divisions to provide you with more efficient and

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Fire Service advises the public that the Herbert L. Canegata Fire Station, located in St. Croix has been temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The Estate Richmond station will be cleaned and sanitized prior to its reopening on Monday. The closure will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued further clarification regarding Puerto Rico’s Department of Treasury, known as “Hacienda,” issuing Social Security stimulus payments to Virgin Islands residents by direct deposit, resulting in some Virgin Islanders receiving double stimulus payments and creating confusion for residents of the territory. “Several

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ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to Americans not to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands if they don’t have to. In its warning, the CDC cited an increased risk of the coronavirus in the territory and limited medical resources for those who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former Plaza Extra cashier was arrested for attempting to bring 167 pounds of marijuana to the territory on Wednesday, authorities said. Idesha Patricia Sterrod was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said. According to court records,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed a ninth death related to COVID-19 in the territory on Wednesday, but officials were hesitant to release further details about victims eight and nine. Still Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. told an online newspaper this week that two Caribbean Kidney Center patients

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today sent a request to the 33rd Legislature asking for an extension to the current State of Emergency Order, which currently is in effect until Monday. Bryan is requesting an extension of the order to October 9 — or until the Avera Tech

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THE HAGUE — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands raised its travel advisory for Sint Maarten from yellow to orange this weekend. People are urged to only travel to and from the island for urgent reasons. The ministry decided to advise against vacation travel to Sint Maarten and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. began his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Monday with a plea to residents to unite against the gun violence that has been plaguing the territory and come forward with information about recent homicides. “Today, I want to address another serious public health and safety issue

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