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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said a 50 percent spike in COVID-19 cases in the territory can largely be blamed on incoming blue-collar refinery workers on St. Croix — not rich American tourists visiting St. Thomas. Responding to international reports concerning a jump in cases here, Boschulte said

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HAVANA -— With the coronavirus waning in Cuba, the government plans to restart its tourism industry by sending visitors to five narrow islands that will offer all-inclusive vacations and keep foreigners isolated from the rest of the nation. The state-run system, which debuted last week, is designed to reopen a

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to mitigate the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus in the territory, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has ordered all beaches to be closed at 4 p.m. for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and all bars are ordered to stop serving, and alcohol sales territory-wide

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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor and the Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) announced the launch their high-visibility enforcement campaign beginning July 1 to September 30. High-visibility enforcement is designed to deter people from driving after consuming alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and prescription medication. The Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Health Department peace officer said a St. Croix native black woman called him names and allegedly spit on him in a time of coronavirus — and was arrested. A white man alleged accomplice was arrested a day later. Nathalie Hollins, 51, of Estate Morningstar, was arrested about

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said during his weekly COVID-19 update that at this point he is not planning to close the beaches for the long July 4th weekend, but he warned residents to “Mask Up” if they plan to celebrate the holiday at the beach or elsewhere. “The only

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FREDERIKSTED — Department of Human Services (DHS) has released its statutory, licensing requirements, rules, and regulations regarding the re-opening of child care programs and summer camps. “It is critical, especially as we continue to evaluate the safety of group activities and settings during this COVID-19 pandemic, that anyone or any

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital will resume elective surgeries and outpatient procedures effective tomorrow. “Through the pandemic, JFL has performed urgent and emergent surgical cases, however, all other patients planning to have surgery or a procedure have had to place their medical care on hold,” Interim Chief Executive

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Thursday convened the third meeting of his Administration of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS) to talk about what the post-COVID-19 economy will look like in the U.S. Virgin Islands and how the territory can best adapt to the financial turmoil the

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan ,Jr. said he is initiating the blue “Open Doors” phase on the territory’s path back to normalcy effective tomorrow. “This simply means that we will allow the prohibitions on leisure travel to expire, making it easier for potential tourists to

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