Tag: COVID-19 Vaccine

Is Governor Albert Bryan Speaking Out Of Both Sides Of His Mouth On Vaccine Issue?

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has repeatedly said it’s his job to keep residents safe from the ravages of COVID-19, going as far as mandating the use of plastic utensils at restaurants and restricting beach access on weekends and holidays. The Bryan administration continues to urge residents to get vaccinated and, as an enticement, introduced the […]

USVI No Longer Has Lowest Vaccination Rate In USA; Vaxxed Patient Is 66th Death

CHRISTIANSTED — Territorial epidemiologist Esther Ellis revealed that the USVI now has had one COVID-19-related death in a fully-vaccinated person. “Therefore, 98.5 percent of our deaths have been among unvaccinated individuals,” Ellis said. The vaccine was developed to lower the risk of transmission and lowers the risk of hospitalization and death, but it cannot completely […]

4 More People Die From COVID-19, Bringing USVI’s Death Toll To 49

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health is confirming that COVID-19 has claimed the lives of four more Virgin Islanders, bringing the territory’s death toll to 49. The deceased are a 51-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman, a 94-year-old man and a 73-year-old man, all on St. Thomas, according to a press release. On […]

St. Thomas Freshman Senator Panders To Anti-Vax Minority With Proposed Meeting

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a letter sent this weekend, Senator Alma Francis Heyliger wrote the President of the 34th Legislature requesting a Committee of the Whole Hearing. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and let members of the community be heard as it pertains to the unvaccinated vs. the vaccinated. “It is clear […]

Honduras Gets 1.5 Million Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine From U.S.

TEGUCIGALPA — Honduras will receive 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States today as part of an initial delivery of doses through the COVAX international vaccine-sharing program, White House officials told Reuters. The shipment is part of 80 million U.S. doses that President Joe Biden has pledged to share with […]

Rastafari Distrust of Western Medicine Contributes to Jamaica Vaccine Hesitancy

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — At a Rastafari farming community high up in the hills above Jamaica’s capital, dreadlocked locals gather at the temple to worship and celebrate with Bible readings and traditional drumming and chanting. No COVID-19 protocols are in place. This isolated community of around 100 people called the School of Vision has so […]

Governor Bryan Announces $100K COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery for Local Residents

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan said that he has instituted a $100,00 lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated. The Government of the Virgin Islands will give away $100,000 a week for 10 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, July 6, to Virgin Islands residents who are fully vaccinated. Residents who already […]

Health Department’s Mobile Vaccine Unit At Rainbow Beach In Frederiksted Today

FREDERIKSTED — The territory’s beaches are open 24-7 and it is the Memorial Day weekend — so that can mean only one thing during the time of the coronavirus pandemic — health officials are coming to you today. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said this morning it will be providing a mobile vaccine unit […]

COVID-19 Cases Climbing On St. Thomas Among Unvaccinated Population: VIDOH

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of positive COVID-19 cases is rising on St. Thomas, with 43 new cases recorded between Monday and Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Health Department said. All of the cases are among unvaccinated individuals, and Territorial Epidemiologist Esther Ellis is urging all Virgin Islanders ages 12 and older who are medically able […]

BVI Probing Reports of Private Companies Terminating Unvaccinated Workers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola (CMC) — The administration of British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie will be exploring reports that private companies have been terminating employees who have declined to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Following published reports, Fahie stated that although he is a full advocate for vaccination, people have the right to choose what’s right […]