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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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St. Thomas Man Is USVI’s 27th Confirmed COVID-19 Death

An 81-year-old St. Thomas man was confirmed Thursday as U.S. Virgin Island's 27th COVID-19 related death by the V.I. Department of Health. The name of the deceased was not released by the DOH.

Wind Change Bringing Volcanic Ash and Sahara Dust *Update: No USVI Impact*

While the territory has thus far escaped dust from the La Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent, the National Weather Service projects that changes in wind direction will bring ash – and more Sahara dust – on Thursday.

WAPA Ready to Begin Underground Projects on St. Croix

V.I. Water and Power Authority representatives and government officials broke ground on Wednesday to mark the beginning of three underground projects on St. Croix that involve burying power lines, transformers and other equipment. 

Volunteers to Brandish Buckets in Support of Homicide Survivors

Members and supporters of Victims United will be taking to the street corners around Charlotte Amalie with buckets on Saturday morning to raise money for the organization.

Waterspout Touches Down in Coral Bay

Coral Bay residents were astonished to see a waterspout develop and touch down in close proximity to dozens of boats anchored in Coral Bay harbor around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Sen. Potter Initiates Inaugural Plant a Seed Challenge

Sen. Milton Potter and Dr. Louis Petersen Jr. of the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Services are introducing an inaugural “Plant a Seed Challenge,” through which students, ages 5 to 17, can grow tomatoes and develop a love for home gardening.

Senate Panel Advances Bill to Create Multistate Nursing License

The Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would establish a Nurse Licensure Compact that would create a multistate nursing license in hopes to attract more health care professionals to the territory.
A bustling Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is on the left, while Frenchman’s Reef, on the right, is unopened and awaiting major repairs that have been delayed by the coronavirus. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Frenchman’s Reef Near Deal with New Partner to Restart Construction

The Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Resort on St. Thomas is close to a deal with a third-party investor that could see the property reopen by the end of 2022, the Economic Development Commission board of directors heard on Tuesday.

Hazy Skies Over V.I. Are Sahara Dust, Not Volcano

While Virgin Islanders saw some hazy skies on Tuesday, it was from Sahara dust, not the continuing major eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent, almost 400 miles southeast of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

STX Woman Charged with Uploading Altered COVID-19 Test Result

Shania Shervington, age 35 of Estate Whim, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Monday by officers of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, and charged her with uploading faked COVID-19 test results, the V.I. Police Department reported.