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Monday, August 2, 2021

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WAPA Board Elects Energy Office Director Fleming As Chair

In a unanimous vote, the Water and Power Authority Board elected Energy Office Director Kyle Fleming chairman on Thursday.

Love City Car Ferries Sets Rate for After-Hours Trips

Love City Car Ferries, one of the three barge companies that runs trips regularly between Cruz Bay, St. John, and Red Hook, St. Thomas, has a new policy regarding fares on after-hours trips.

Many V.I. Winter Birds Are Summer Nesters in the U.S.

Ospreys, great blue herons and many ducks and warblers are all regular winter residents of the Virgin Islands, but many of them go to the northern United States to breed.

Governor Orders Virtual Learning at Public Schools Due to COVID Surge

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has ordered U.S. Virgin Islands public schools to use virtual learning instead of in-person classrooms when they reopen on August 9, Government House announced Thursday.

Health Officials Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Age 12 and Older Amid Surge

Prompted by the increased spread of the extra-contagious new Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 and the growing public danger, the V.I. Health Department is recommending children age 12 and older get the COVID-19 vaccine as the most effective means of preventing severe illness and death related to the virus.
Metal service doors shutter the entrance to the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic, damaged in the 2017 hurricanes. (File photo)

Health Department Still Working on Emergency Plan for Chronic and Critical Patients

Four years after hurricanes Irma and Maria heavily damaged the U.S. Virgin Islands’ health infrastructure and exposed its vulnerability to a catastrophic event, the territory is still working to develop a plan to handle medical evacuations in an emergency.

Liberty CEO Clarifies Details of AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition

The V.I. Economic Development Authority hosted a webinar called "AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition" Wednesday where Liberty Mobile USVI CEO Naji Khoury fielded questions raised by the public since the transaction was complete in October of 2020, and Liberty Mobile acquired AT&T’s customer base.

Olympics: Australian Eliminates USVI’s Nicholas D’Amour in Close Match

Australian archer Ryan Tyak edged Nicholas D'Amour from the U.S. Virgin Islands in a close match in the men's individual archery elimination round at the Tokyo Olympics.

BVI Children to Get COVID Vaccines in USVI Under New Initiative

The U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands have launched a joint initiative to allow BVI children ages 12 to 18 to come to the USVI for inoculation against COVID-19 with the Pfizer vaccine, according to the BVI Ministry of Health and Social Development and the V.I. Health Department.
Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix. (File photo)

Three Golden Grove Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

Three inmates at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the V.I. Bureau of Corrections.