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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion issued a Public Health Order today prohibiting live bands at outdoor events and clarifying guidelines for DJ performances and food and alcohol sales.   The Order prohibits live bands at outdoor events from Saturday, October 10, through Friday, November 6 and sets parameters for DJ performances.   Commissioner Encarnacion

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly press briefing to update residents about the status of the COVID-19 virus in the territory, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta, Jr. was joined by Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez, who announced a second round of P-EBT benefits, and Division of Personnel Director Dayna Clendinen, who announced

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CHRISTIANSTED –– Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today awarded Ten Thousand Helpers of St. Croix a $30,000 grant to help the St. Croix-based non-profit organization with its Fiscal Year 2021 operations.  Ten Thousand Helpers is a non-profit organization based in Frederiksted advocating for people who are homeless or suffering from mental

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has rescheduled the Special Session he called for the Senate from Tuesday, August 18, to Tuesday, August 25, because of the current circumstances of COVID-19 affecting the Legislature. On Monday, St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens disclosed that he had tested positive for coronavirus and that the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach and Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty, Jr. had a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for the completion of the initial phase of the Veterans Drive road project. The road works project is part of a larger revitalization of the St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced today that the Virgin Islands Department of Finance has begun distributing $20 million of income tax refunds. The refunds comprise the rest of the tax refunds owed from 2017 and a portion of those owed from 2018. “Lieutenant Governor Roach and I

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. reminded residents that the territory returned to the “Stay at Home” phase for at least the next two weeks while the local government ties to contain the resurgence of COVID-19 in the territory. “As we did last month

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has ordered the territory to return to “Stay at Home” status, or the orange level, which means the closure of non-essential businesses, restaurants limited to take-out, delivery or drive-through service

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Nearly 60 percent of elderly residents at the Queen Louise Home for the Aged have tested positive for COVID-19 amid an ongoing spike in confirmed cases on St. Thomas, according to a statement issued by Government House last night. “Of 17 residents tested, 10 returned positive results,

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FREDERIKSTED — Seaborne’s Puerto Rico flights are canceled today and Cape Air’s morning flights to Puerto Rico and inter-island St. Thomas-St. Croix flights also are cancelled, Government House said. “Cape Air flights may resume later Thursday depending on weather conditions,” a prepared statement from the Joint Information Center said. “Cyril

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