Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands

If You Want The World’s Cleanest Air, Try Moving To The U.S. Virgin Islands

CHRISTIANSTED — At least four million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution, according to the World Health Organization, a leading global network of public health experts. Air particulates with a diameter of 2.5 microns or smaller can penetrate the lungs and enter the bloodstream, causing damage to the cardiovascular and respiratory system. They can even “provoke” […]

Caribbean Leaders Grateful That COVID-19 Vaccine Has Trickled Down To Them, Thanks Largely To India

ROSEAU — As the leader of a small Caribbean island still struggling to rebuild nearly four years after a devastating hurricane, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit never thought he would get a hold of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly. Then a call to India changed everything. Last week, an airplane carrying two consignments of Covishield, the India-produced version of […]

How The Dominican Republic And The U.S. Virgin Islands Are Alike When It Comes To COVID-19 Cases

SANTO DOMINGO — When it comes to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has the most cases by far, 110,122 cases as of today. But when you look at per capita data, the Dominican Republic actually trails the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to MJS & Associates Health Care statistics […]