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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) said it “continues to progress,despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have affected employee morale,wellness, and work-life balance at correctional agencies nationwide.” Director Wynnie Testamark said she will continue to focus on supporting BOC staff by offering increased

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the chairwoman of President Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, will be the guest on the “Press Box” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 on the Government House Facebook page. Dr. Nunez-Smith has also asked six additional federal agencies to be represented on the COVID-19 Health

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I want to update you about how things are going at the Social Security Administration. About a year ago, I took the unprecedented step to close our offices to the public. I did this to keep our employees and you—the public we serve—safe. As we enter year two of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The numbers are in, and Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said the territory did far better than its neighbors during the 2020 tourist season. Where stay-over visits to the Caribbean fell 65.5 percent based on reports from the Caribbean Tourism Organization — and global tourism decreased

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JACKSONVILLE — The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center is announcing a new website for residentsof the U.S. Virgin Islands in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week. The new website can be found at usvipoisoncontrol.org and features information on home safety, outdoor hazards, as well as ways for residents to order free

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents on St. John from 8 a.m. to noon – beginning March 20 — on every Saturday through the end of April at the DeCastro Clinic. Additionally, the Community Vaccination Center on St. Thomas has extended its

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WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s economy will receive a jolt from billions of dollars of federal aid this year from the American Rescue Plan as the territory works its way out of bankruptcy. Highlights of that aid include $3 billion for K through 12 schools, $308 million for childcare, and $370

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CHRISTIANSTED — If a Virgin Islander took a shot today — it was probably a Cruzan Rum shot — not the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s because the USVI has the third-lowest rate of coronavirus inoculations among the eight overseas American territories and freely-associated states. According to the latest statistics from the

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MIRAMAR, Florida — Two Florida companies have joined forces to donate over 20,000 rapid Antigen tests to the OECS member states and Barbados. The kits donated have been approved by the WHO. The kits are scheduled to arrive this week to the different beneficiary island nations. In response to the COVID-19

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — President Joe Biden signed the new $1.9 trillion rescue package last week, providing for payments to qualifying individuals of up to $1,400, with payments to a qualifying family of four of $5,600. It is known as the American Rescue Plan.  People who make $75,000 or less a year are eligible

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