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USVI Health Officials Monitoring for New COVID Strains

With new variants of the COVID-19 virus now beginning to appear on the mainland, local Health officials said Thursday they will continue to monitor reported impacts while sending samples to the CDC to see if new strains begin to appear in the territory.

Elections Board Selects Chairperson But Postpones Choosing Other Positions

The Board of Elections came close to electing a slate of officers when they met on Thursday, but one member – selected for two positions – was involved in an automobile accident and didn’t make it to the meeting.

Gov. Bryan Welcomes International Charter Company The Moorings to Yacht Haven Grande

In a Government House press release issued on Thursday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. welcomed The Moorings, an international luxury yacht charter company, to its new location at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas.

Territorial Hospital Board Talks CMS Reimbursement, Hospital Contracts

The V.I. Hospital & Health Facilities Corporation Territorial Board approved a number of expenses and contracts for Schneider Regional Medical Center and Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital at their virtual monthly meeting on Wednesday. 

Two VIPD Officers Arrested in Federal Drug Bust

Two officers with the Virgin Islands Police Department were arrested in a developing drug-related incident on Tuesday, VIPD officials said at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon. 

Fight and Gunshots on Buck Island Lead to Arrest

“Sunday Funday” was not so fun after all for beachgoers visiting the Buck Island Reef National Monument Sunday afternoon. The Virgin Islands National Park said that on Sunday afternoon over 20 people were involved in a chaotic scuffle that led to a shooting, high-speed boat chase and an arrest.

Plaskett Takes Prominent Role in Second Trump Impeachment

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett will play a direct role in the historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named Plaskett as one of nine members who will manage the impeachment.

Face Covering Distinctions Are Blurry as Pandemic Marches On

Personnel at a local store this week did not object when a man and woman wore what appeared to be upside-down plastic face shields without a mask covering their nose and mouth.

Free COVID-19 Testing for STJ Residents Continues on Wednesdays

The V.I. Department of Health will conduct free COVID-19 tests for St. John residents on Wednesday afternoons starting Jan. 13.

STJ School of the Arts Announces Online Art Auction, Concert Series

For artists in the Virgin Islands and around the world, The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed artists and performers of their audiences and the chance to earn a livelihood. The St. John School of the Arts is finding ways to adapt to the limitations.