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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nation’s only Black governor has called out the Republican governor of Florida, saying Ron DeSantis’ bullying tactics with the cruise ship industry over proof of vaccinations for passengers is wrong on the science — and doesn’t follow CDC guidelines. Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s School Food Authorities have announced details of the 2021 Summer Feeding Program.  St. Croix District  Families with children attending public and non-public schools may pick up meals, now through July 15, Mon.-Fri., from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or until supplies last:  Arthur

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan said that he has instituted a $100,00 lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated. The Government of the Virgin Islands will give away $100,000 a week for 10 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, July 6, to Virgin Islands residents who are

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman was arrested for allegedly uploading a fake COVID-19 test result to the USVI Travel Portal, authorities said. Tammy T. Stevens, 35, of Strand Street, Christiansted, was arrested according to an affidavit filed by Wanson Harris, director of environmental health for the Virgin Islands Health Department.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed Monday evening that an 85-year-old St. Thomas woman is the territory’s 28th death related to COVID-19. The deceased woman’s next of kin was notified, but the name of the woman was not released. According to the VIDOH, 16 of the COVID-19

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Cases of life-threatening malnutrition are expected to more than double among young Haitian children this year, due to COVID-19, gang violence and extreme weather associated with climate change, the U.N. children’s fund UNICEF said today. Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has long had one of the

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FREDERIKSTED — The territory’s beaches are open 24-7 and it is the Memorial Day weekend — so that can mean only one thing during the time of the coronavirus pandemic — health officials are coming to you today. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said this morning it will be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of positive COVID-19 cases is rising on St. Thomas, with 43 new cases recorded between Monday and Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Health Department said. All of the cases are among unvaccinated individuals, and Territorial Epidemiologist Esther Ellis is urging all Virgin Islanders ages 12 and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Leadership of the Virgin Islands Police Department was notified Sunday that five employees of the Mariel C. Newton Command police station in Anna’s Retreat tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. As a result, employees who were potentially exposed were ordered to quarantine at home, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed today that a parent who attended the Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) hybrid graduation ceremony has tested positive for COVID-19. According to health officials, the parent’s exposure period began prior to their attendance at the May 21 ceremony on the

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