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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced he is easing some of the restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. His announcement comes after the U.S. Virgin Islands’ rate of positivity for the virus had decreased significantly.  Effective immediately, churches

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Yachts apparently anchored too closely together on St. Thomas earned the ire of several concerned citizens on social media this weekend. Ronnie Lockhart of St. Thomas posted a photo to Facebook which depicts a large grouping of boats near Magens Bay. Concerned citizens complained because they felt

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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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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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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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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion issued a Public Health Order today prohibiting live bands at outdoor events and clarifying guidelines for DJ performances and food and alcohol sales.   The Order prohibits live bands at outdoor events from Saturday, October 10, through Friday, November 6 and sets parameters for DJ performances.   Commissioner Encarnacion

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HAVANA — Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero said late on Thursday that most of the Caribbean island nation would open to international tourism starting next week as it moved towards a “new normality” after containing its coronavirus outbreak. The country, which closed its borders six months ago in a bid

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Cruises has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in Florida federal court over allegations that the company failed to disclose decreased bookings due to the global pandemic early in the year and oversold its ability to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus aboard

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