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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said in a text alert that the first death from the cororavirus in the U.S. Virgin Islands happened in St. Thomas. According to VITEMA, the patient who died was an 85-year-old man on St. Thomas. No further information

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WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the territory, triggering the release of federal funds to mitigate the health and economic devastation brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. The declaration designates federal assistance to be used for emergency aid related to health care

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CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s Government House press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced he is extending the State of Emergency, as well as the stay-at-home order; the closure of non-essential businesses territory-wide and limiting restaurants to take-out and pick-up orders only, through April 30 in further efforts to slow the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard Evangelista urged consumers to practice social distancing when shopping.  On Wednesday, DLCA and Commissioner Trevor Velinor of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) invited major grocery retailers across the Territory to meet via teleconference to discuss and share

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a press conference to update residents about the territory’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. called for a Territorial Day of Prayer to take place on Monday. “As we continue to do everything within our power as a government to mitigate the spread of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has proposed legislation requesting that the Virgin Islands Legislature approve the use of $60 million to supplement government operations in anticipation of a COVID-19 related economic downturn. The 33rd Legislature is scheduled to take Bryan’s proposed legislation up during a legislative session tomorrow. The

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Monday, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced details of an executive order issued over the weekend requiring non-essential businesses to close and increased measures to restrict leisure travel to the territory. Governor Bryan’s Executive Order closes all bars within the territory

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the latest updates from the Department of Health it has become evident, that as a territory, we need to be more “proactively” aggressive in regards to containing COVID-19 and the “potential healthcare fallout,” a St. Thomas senator said. As of this afternoon, the Department of Health has

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., declared a State of Health Emergency in the United States Virgin Islands on Friday. And the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs simultaneously issued a price freeze order on items and services related to the prevention and spread of COVID-19 at the price level

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued three proclamations to commemorate Virgin Islands History Month, Social Work Month and Consumer Protection Week. “The people, natives, inhabitants, citizens and residents of the United States Virgin Islands of various origins, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, colors, beliefs and religions have throughout history, as

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