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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery said $1,837,783 has been obligated to the Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) for the demolition of the old mental health building and interior renovations to the department’s clinical buildings on St. Thomas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program has

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix paramedic Nowel Garcia sadly lost his battle with cancer at the age of 42. The Virgin Islands Department of Health issued a statement Thursday extending condolences to Garcia’s family and friends after his death on October 13. Garcia had served with the department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services since 2002 in

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly COVID-19 press briefing, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion urged Virgin Islanders to avoid traveling unless it is necessary because of the continuing surge of coronavirus cases on the U.S. mainland.  “As the COVID-19 pandemic changes, we continue to adjust to those changes and implement local

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health confirmed that the 21st COVID-19 related death occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deceased was a 76-year-old woman on St. Thomas, the Health Department said. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens from the United States to travel to— and the U.S. Virgin Islands is not one of them. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated the territory as a “level

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Twenty-five years after Hurricane Marilyn, St. Thomas is experiencing what St. Croix went through after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hurricane Marilyn struck St. Thomas in 1995, but it only took 10 months of the coronavirus to bring Rock City down to its knees … as these photos

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BRIDGETOWN — More women and infants are dying at childbirth in Latin American and the Caribbean since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic this year, The Lancet reports. To slow an increase in premature deaths, more must be done to improve the diets of pregnant women as the region copes

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced he is easing some of the restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. His announcement comes after the U.S. Virgin Islands’ rate of positivity for the virus had decreased significantly.  Effective immediately, churches

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Yachts apparently anchored too closely together on St. Thomas earned the ire of several concerned citizens on social media this weekend. Ronnie Lockhart of St. Thomas posted a photo to Facebook which depicts a large grouping of boats near Magens Bay. Concerned citizens complained because they felt

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CHRISTIANSTED — As part of his Healthier Horizons Initiative, Governor Albert Bryan today launched the USVI Telehealth Provider Survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings. Telehealth includes options such as video doctor visits and remote patient

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