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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Herbert Bevard of St. Thomas today and named Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory as apostolic administrator, according to Wikipedia. St. Thomas is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Washington. Bishop Bevard, 74, had been hospitalized after falling ill “several weeks

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works said Thursday that construction work on the Mafolie Road Project has been suspended until September 30 due to “COVID-19 related issues.” Temporary signals and barricades will remain in place, DPW said. As usual, the department is urging motorists to use caution

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ORLANDO —  A Florida mother said she experienced a travel nightmare after being booted off of a flight after boarding. Tiffani Jett said that she wasn’t able to get her 2-year-old daughter to cooperate with wearing a face mask on board. Jett said she felt humiliated. Southwest Airlines said it is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning on Saturday, Tourism officials said on their website today. Territorial officials began allowing hotels and accommodation providers to accept new leisure travel reservations on September 12. The reopening comes nearly one month after the government closed the USVI’s

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing, Richard Motta Jr., Director of Communications for the Office of the Governor, said that the Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) program continues to issue cards to eligible students and asked for the public’s patience as the Department of Education begins the 2020-2021

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department said this weekend it “is concerned about the health and well-being of our employees and our community alike.” “We have taken actions to limit potential exposure to COVID-19,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “Our officers are on the frontline and the nature

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The news that the territory suffered a 19th confirmed death from COVID-19 should have been significant. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said Thursday night that an 82-year-old man on St. Thomas was the 19th person to die of the coronavirus disease in the territory. But that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Senator Janelle Sarauw held a forum to bring awareness to the ongoing issues that are plaguing our student athletes due to the restrictions and limitations on resources as a direct result of the impact of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic, on the territory. The forum

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The BVI Governor’s Office has confirmed that a $1.4 million shipment of medical supplies from the United Kingdom arrived in the BVI the week of September 4. The 40-foot container had 55,000 items including personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gowns and gloves, which

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. allowed a number of restrictions under the “Stay at Home” order to expire, effectively moving the territory up to “Safer at Home” status, meaning that nonessential businesses are allowed to reopen. Details were sketchy on the 18th

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