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TORONTO — Ontario’s Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigned on Thursday after public outrage over a Caribbean vacation he took earlier this month in violation of his own government’s coronavirus travel warnings. Phillips, a member of the ruling Progressive Conservative Party in the Canadian province, admitted this week that he traveled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder. The last day of the year of coronavirus — the dreaded COVID-19 — I mean what could go wrong today? Right? LOL! It is a mystery that involves barking dogs, carnivorous mushrooms, lurking septic tanks and toppling trees

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GEORGE TOWN — A U.S. college student who got four months behind bars in the Cayman Islands for skipping COVID-19 quarantine to watch her beau jet-ski just caught a break. Skylar Mack of Georgia — whose grandma had written a letter to President Trump asking him to help her granddaughter — had her sentence

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan and Lt. Governor Tregenza Roach closed on a $60 million line of credit with two local banks approved earlier this year by the 33rd Legislature, known as a Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN) to supplement government operations in anticipation of a potential decline in fiscal

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Department of Health has had the number of COVID-19 cases on St. John pending for six days now. People on social media were publicly asking the VIDOH how does coronavirus testing “work” on St. John. “Wondering how testing works on St. John?” Jane Porter

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands saw a 108 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in late November. So many coronavirus cases, in fact, that the British government has warned its citizens to only travel to the territory if it is “essential.” And people arriving from St. Thomas, St. Croix,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the expiration of a federal eviction moratorium approaching on December 31, and a one-month extension expected from Congress, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) is taking to the radio air waves on Wednesday to promote a program that helps its residents who are behind on their rent remain

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Nine long months after the start of the pandemic, healthcare workers at the Schneider Regional Medical Center were among the first in the territory to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This week alone, hundreds of health care workers across the territory will be the first to take

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan said today he is closing all nightclubs — effective 5 p.m. on Thursday — in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19 cases in the territory.  Bryan also said that all bars will be closed from Christmas Day until at least January 8 — at

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Night began to fall in Rio de Janeiro’s Pedra Branca state park as four Brazilian scientists switched on their flashlights to traipse along a narrow trail of mud through dense rainforest. The researchers were on a mission: capture bats and help prevent the next global pandemic.

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