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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands is doing twice as good as the rest of the Caribbean in terms of the number of vaccinations given, but still lags far behind the United States among those fully vaccinated — making herd immunity even harder to reach here — if not

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has reported its first cases of the highly contagious Delta variant in the territory, with health officials saying that the USVI was ripe for the entry because so many people refuse the COVID vaccine here. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said Saturday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At a press conference at the Public Finance Authority on St. Thomas today, Governor Albert Bryan issued new protocols for travel between the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands regarding proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the USVI. Because of the ongoing aggressive increase of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Celebrity Edge will be the first cruise ship to return to St. Thomas since March 2020 when it arrives just before noon today. The U.S. Virgin Islands tourism industry has benefitted from an increasingly popular charter yacht business and Airbnb visits in the months after the

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FORT LAUDERDALE — A Royal Caribbean-owned ship, the Celebrity Edge, set sail from a Florida port on Saturday, marking the first cruise ship to sail from a U.S. port in 15 months. It set sail with 99 percent of its 1,110 passengers fully vaccinated, the company said. Celebrity Edge departed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Mutant strains of COVID-19 present the greatest risk of infection to people in the U.S. Virgin Islands because the B117 and the delta variant are at least 50 percent more transmissible than previous versions of coronavirus, health experts warn. The delta variant (first detected in India in

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed that two campers at Renholdt Jackson Baseball & Basketball Camps have tested positive for COVID-19. The safety protocols and guidelines that the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation (DSPR) put in placefor the in-person summer camp initially identified the campers. Safety

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NASSAU — Two young unvaccinated passengers on a Royal Caribbean International cruise out of the Bahamas tested positive for the coronavirus, the cruise line said. The passengers, who were younger than 16 and traveling in the same group, left Adventure of the Seas before the end of the cruise on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Group executives have announced “solid” plans to safely return to the U.S. Virgin Islands,” according to a news release from Government House. Beginning on July 6, the cruise line has “projected some 213,000 guests will visit by the end of 2021, generating millions in revenues

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a letter sent to Governor Albert Bryan, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, in his role as chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), thanked the governor for his proactive initiative in writing to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and asking Governor DeSantis to reconsider his ban on

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