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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Saturday May 1, Governor Albert Bryan sent down proposed legislation to Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory requesting a 60-day extension to the current State of Emergency he proclaimed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current State of Emergency extension is set to expire

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to send experts and staff to a recently reopened St. Croix refinery as soon as this week to conduct an investigation, the agency said in a Tuesday statement after some residents said an odor coming from the refinery caused them to feel

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CHRISTIANSTED — A flammable toxic gas coming from St Croix’s recently reopened refinery that caused schools to close was caused by excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide, DPNR officials admitted on Friday. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is advising people with respiratory ailments such as allergies, lung disease

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) advises the community that the department has confirmed that there were elevated concentrations of H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) in the No. 8 flare header at the Limetree Bay Refinery. DPNR is in close communications with the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Texas woman detained at the St. Thomas airport on Thursday for being a fugitive from justice was re-arrested the next day after authorities said she also falsified her COVID-19 test results online. Breanna Kathleen Ward, 34, of Kingwood, Texas, was arrested Friday and charged with making

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed Thursday that an 81-year-old St. Thomas man is the territory’s 27th death related to COVID-19. “The department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19,” VIDOH said. “Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: stay at home, practice social distancing,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A fourth person in the USVI has been charged with uploading a fake COVID-19 test to the territory’s online portal, authorities said. Shania Shervington,, 35, of Estate Whim was arrested at 8:15 p.m. and charged with fraudulent claims upon the government, access to a computer for fraudulent purposes,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Virgin Islands Police Department officer has been charged with submitting a fake COVID-19 test to the territory’s online portal. Annette Foy, 53, was arrested on St. Thomas at 7:44 a.m. Sunday by an enforcement officer with the Health Department as part of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan will hold the second annual Territorial Day of Prayer service for protection against COVID-19 and for the well-being of all Virgin Islanders as the territory continues to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Day of Prayer service is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on

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FREDERIKSTED — There was a time when visitors to the St. Croix airport were greeted with a warm smile, a Cruzan Rum punch and a map of the island. But one traveler arriving to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport from Florida was given the COVID-19 “treatment” upon landing — he was

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