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Classes Canceled as Joseph Gomez Students, Teachers Undergo COVID-19 Testing

Kindergarten through third-grade students and teachers attending in-person classes at Joseph Gomez Elementary School on St. Thomas will undergo COVID-19 testing by the Health Department on Thursday after COVID-19 exposure on the campus on Tuesday.

Territory Records 67th Death From COVID-19

A 59-year-old St. Thomas man has died of COVID-19, raising the territory’s death toll from the virus to 67, the Health Department reported Wednesday. The death is the 10th since Sept. 1 as the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus continues to spread in the territory.

STT Government House Slowly Emerging from ‘Irmaria’ Damages

A bit behind schedule and a lot above the original cost estimate, renovations to Government House on St. Thomas are expected to be completed in about two more months.

Water Island Residents Push Governor on Neighborhood Concerns

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. made several promises to the residents of Water Island during Wednesday’s virtual town hall meeting where government agency officials learned of neighborhood concerns from more than 65 participants.

Longer deadline approved for Limetree sale as buyers circle, eyes on EPA

New bidding and sale dates for Limetree Bay Refinery were approved by Judge David Jones in Southern District of Texas bankruptcy court on Wednesday, pushing a possible final sale to Dec. 3.

Senate Moves Appropriation Bills to Meet Budget Deadline

Sen. Steven Payne said getting 24 appropriations bills through the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee Wednesday was a “herculean task,” as the lawmakers passed the various budgets reviewed by the Finance Committee over the course of the summer.

Territory Mourns the Loss of Statesman Holland Redfield

Most Virgin Islanders will remember Holland Redfield for his soothing voice that calmed them since 1995 through and after hurricanes. He died Saturday in Florida at the age of 78.

System Moving across Atlantic Likely Developing into Tropical Depression

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands continued to show signs of organization Tuesday and are given a high chance of tropical formation through the next week.

VING Members Receive COVID Vaccine Mandated by Pentagon

Previously unvaccinated members of the V.I. National Guard have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at U.S. Virgin Islands Community Vaccination Centers last week, a dose mandated by the Department of Defense.

Senators Learn of Option to Offset Employee Health Insurance Increase

The Senate Committee of the Whole on Tuesday reviewed the government’s group insurance agreement renewals during a hearing at which the lawmakers learned of an option for offsetting a portion of the $5.6 million increase.