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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced the launch of phase one of a new online portal that will pre-screen and assist with the certification process of all travelers prior to their arrival in the territory. The goal is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s Government House press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced he is extending the State of Emergency, as well as the stay-at-home Executive Order; the closure of non-essential businesses territory-wide and limiting restaurants to take-out and pick-up orders only, through April 30 in further efforts to slow the

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CHRISTIANSTED — While public schools, Head Start, as well as various private schools and day care centers are closed, the Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System said it wants to inform educators, parents, caregivers, and students of the programs and resources available through its television channels and online platforms. On television,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Richard Evangelista said today that his Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is committed to the safety of the public in trying to prevent of the spread of the killer Chinese virus COVID-19. “Protection of our internal and external customers is DLCA’s upmost importance” Evangelista said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Eighty-seven Department of Health (DOH) staff and community stakeholders recently participated in two separate two-day Suicide Prevention training seminars. The first session was conducted on St. Croix with 57 participants and the second session was completed on St. Thomas with 30 participants. “The single most important reason why

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FREDERIKSTED — Limetree Bay Refining is inviting the public to attend a “community outreach and open house event” this week at the University of the Virgin Islands. The event will provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about the benefits and/or impact the facility may have on our community.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs chaired by Senator Steven Payne, Sr. convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday and voted favorably for Bill No. 33-0126- An Act amending Title 3, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands

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FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating a shooting that left six people injured at the Floatopia event near Fort Frederik beach last night, authorities said. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and 911 received numerous calls of shots fired at a beach event in Frederiksted about 9:27 p.m. Sunday.  “All identified victims were transported in the Juan

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department continues to engage the community’s youths and families territory-wide by providing several enrichment programs and work ethics and entrepreneurship skills for hundreds of youths ages five through 17 during the summer months.   Through the Department’s Crime Prevention Bureau, several programs are conducted which includes the Summer Enrichment Program, Police Athletic League, Drug Education for Youth one Week Residential Camp, the PAL Mentoring

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FREDERIKSTED — In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as police week. This year national police week is being celebrated from May 12 to Saturday in the territory. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police

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