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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Virgin Islands is the only jurisdiction in the United States to not meet its outstanding Unemployment Insurance (UI) loan obligation to the U.S. Department of Labor. Because the Virgin Islands Department of Labor failed to make a critical USDOL payment

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan said today he is closing all nightclubs — effective 5 p.m. on Thursday — in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19 cases in the territory.  Bryan also said that all bars will be closed from Christmas Day until at least January 8 — at

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FREDERIKSTED — Thirteen Virgin Islanders are ready for careers in the hospitality industry as graduates of the Diageo USVI Learning Skills for Life Program. Six St. Thomas students and seven on St. Croix completed the course and graduated recently. Diageo USVI, in conjunction with UVI CELL, offered the free five-week

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Ticket to Work (TTW) program, a national program that provides job services to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) continues its services to residents of the Virgin Islands. The jobs services are provided by AMSI, an Employment Network and nonprofit organization based in Puerto

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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 — Local residents who received an NSF Unemployment Insurance check from the Virgin Islands Department of Labor this week are being asked to redeposit those checks into their bank accounts, the Department said. VIDOL said a “timing issue” affecting all UI recipients who don’t bank with Popular Bank

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health said that a 49-year-old man on St. Thomas became the 15th victim of COVID-19 in the territory. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., as is his custom in the weekly coronavirus “updates” — played down the fact that a healthy U.S. Virgin Islander cut

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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 — The President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 on March 27. This new law provides: • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers,

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. eased some restrictions during the “Safer at Home” phase on the path to a New Normal, saying that hotels can take reservations for residents and business travel and that dive shops, day sails and excursions can operate under the

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