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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A bipartisan team of governors from five states and Puerto Rico have signed-on to a letter that Governor Albert Bryan sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the chairwoman of President Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, asking the CDC

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HAMILTON — Cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said today it would require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all guests and crew when it restarts trips from U.S. ports in July. The company’s announcement follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest guidance last week to the cruise

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KINGSHILL — Over the past few weeks, the players of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ senior men’s national soccer team have undergone some strenuous workouts. In training camp in Florida, and now practicing on St. Croix, the USVI’s players have had to learn a new system and a new approach to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan said in today’s Government House weekly press briefing that he is working with other governors to proactively urge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift its “No Sail Order” and allow the cruise lines to resume passenger operations in the United States. Governor Bryan

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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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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Frontline healthcare workers at the Schneider Regional Medical Center continued their efforts to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Virgin Islands Department of Health along with SRMC received

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ATLANTA — Fewer than 7,000 people reported having side effects from COVID-19 vaccines after the first 13.7 million doses were administered in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Of the 6,994 people who said they had side effects between December 14 and January 13,

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CRUz BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community that there have been occurrences of COVID-19 at the Leander Jurgen Command located in St. John. “Some employees may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. The VIPD will temporarily close

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SAN JUAN — In many cultures and geographic regions, it’s customary to shoot guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Day or other holidays. The purpose of what is called “celebratory gunfire” is to make loud noise to mark a joyous occasion. However, what people don’t often realize is

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