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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. joined Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) officials on Thursday, to break ground on VIHFA’s newest homeownership subdivision at Estate Fortuna in St. Thomas. The subdivision called “Wild Pineapple” will be constructed in several phases, with Phase I focusing on the building of

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WASHINGTON— A Congressman from Ohio said on Sunday that President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 991, the bipartisan extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA). Republican Congressman Brad Wenstrup, of Ohio, and Democratic Congresswoman Terri Sewell, of Alabama, sponsored the legislation, which extends the expiring Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership

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CHRISTIANSTED — As part of his Healthier Horizons Initiative, Governor Albert Bryan today launched the USVI Telehealth Provider Survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings. Telehealth includes options such as video doctor visits and remote patient

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PHILIPSBURG — Around the landfill just above Sint Maarten, about two hundred people live in ramshackle shacks and shipping containers.  The Dutch government has made funding available to gentrify the area, but the work cannot begin until all of the residents have been forced out. There is no clear plan

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is gearing up for tourists, expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said that the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is responding to strong travel demand from the Northeast, the Midwest and the South Central regions

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Magistrates Court in the British Virgin Islands dismissed the illegal fishing charges against New Jersey fisherman Michael Foy, according to his family and attorneys. But the court did not dismiss the illegal entry charge. and Foy’s scheduled to stand trial on that charge October 27.   Foy, 60, has been in jail

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the territory’s low-income residents; especially its seniors. To lift their spirits and help them stay sanitized against COVID-19, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority on Friday distributed CARES packages to the 65 senior residents of the Lucinda Millin Home on St.

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LONDON — The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organization is begging world governments to stop locking down every time coronavirus infections start to spike because he says the yo-yo effect of these stops and starts is crashing the world economy. Dr. David Nabarro lambasted the use of lockdowns as a

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WASHINGTON — In the much-anticipated release of its 2021 edition, U.S. News & World Report published its Best Colleges report ranking the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) number seven among the top U.S. public schools in the category of Regional Colleges in the southern region. Among all southern Regional Colleges, UVI ranked 36 and received a ranking of 36 on the Social Mobility measure.  “We are very pleased

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) accepted four new gifts from the Bennie & Martha Benjamin Foundation (Benjamin Foundation) that it said “will bolster the university’s School of Nursing program and improve delivery of health services to students, faculty and staff in light of the current COVID-19

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