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FREDERIKSTED — Early dismissals were announced for three St. Croix District schools today due to a gaseous odor affecting the air quality on the campuses, Education officials said. Schools impacted included Eulalie R. Rivera K-8, Arthur A. Richards K-8, and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan announced today that the Virgin Islands Bureau of Revenue (BIR) and the Virgin Islands Department of Finance have mailed out almost $25 million in $1,400 Stimulus Checks to 10,000 residents. This week’s distribution of $24.9 million in federal funds from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Saturday May 1, Governor Albert Bryan sent down proposed legislation to Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory requesting a 60-day extension to the current State of Emergency he proclaimed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current State of Emergency extension is set to expire

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CHICAGO — “Doctor Rita” has always been committed to helping her local Illinois community. Rita J. McGuire, M.D grew up in a south side neighborhood and while in high school, she got the bug to go into the field of medicine. She has been a practicing ob-gyn for 30 years

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter to President Biden pledging the territory’s assistance in the U.S. Government’s efforts to help the people of India, who are suffering through an extreme surge of the COVID-19 virus that has resulted in more than 20 million cases and has inundated the Indian

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan announced at Monday’s Government House weekly press briefing that the $1,400 stimulus payments from the American Rescue Act will be mailed out to tax filers who are eligible this week. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sent out $600 checks to 41,524 — or 92

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan held a sit-down meeting with a top executive at Royal Caribbean to ensure that once the CDC relaxes restrictions on the cruise line industry, the territory will be foremost in the company’s mind when it comes to destinations. Governor Bryan met said he met with

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HONOLULU — A doctor and a team of neonatal medical professionals were in the right place at the right time — helping a Utah woman deliver her baby onboard an hours-long flight to Hawaii. Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was traveling from Salt Lake City to Hawaii on April 28 for a

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Perhaps the most important aspect of the short statement issued in Washington after a first two-hour meeting last week between Antony Blinken, the new U.S. Secretary of State and his CARICOM counterparts was its emphasis on inclusivity. In contrast to the failure of the Trump Administration to demonstrate any sense

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CHRISTIANSTED — Responding to a series of refinery mishaps that has exposed St. Croix residents to nauseating fumes for a period of hours to days, a coalition of environmental advocacy organizations has asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan to send an emergency response team to Limetree Bay to

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