79.9 F
Charlotte Amalie
Friday, January 15, 2021

Local news

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.

Department of Health is on the Lookout for COVID-19 Variants

The Virgin Islands Department of Health is actively monitoring new COVID-19 variants that are being detected around the globe, including in the United States, the department reported Tuesday in a news release.

34th Legislature Takes Oath of Office

Members of the 34th Legislature took their oaths of office in an outdoor ceremony on Monday, with Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory as the new Senate president.

Pop-up COVID-19 Clinic Offers Tests and Time to Ponder

Reporter Sian Cobb got a text that the Health Department was providing free COVID-19 testing Friday afternoon on St. Thomas. It sent the intrepid reporter and her nose for news to an appointment with a nasal swab.

St. Thomas Teen Dies in Car Accident

A 19-year-old St. Thomian, identified as Joseph Santana of Sugar Estate, died early on Sunday when the car he was driving struck a utility pole and burst into flames. The accident also knocked out power islandwide.

Op-Ed: Journalism, Along with Democracy, Is Under Siege

As I sat glued to live coverage of Wednesday’s outrageous acts of insurrection in Washington, D.C., I saw one chilling moment during which a journalist was being held by police, an image that will be a recurring nightmare until the day I die.

USVI COVID-19 Immunizations Limited by Vaccine Supplies

Demand for the new COVID-19 vaccines is strong and outstrips available supply in the territory, but as new shipments come in, more and more Virgin Islanders will get a chance to get immunized.

Vaccines Do Not Immediately Prevent COVID Risks, Officials Warn

Due to travel and gatherings for the holidays, the last two days have turned up 50 new COVID-19 cases in the territory, prompting Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. to ask residents on Thursday to prepare for a new surge over the next two weeks.

Bryan: Shift in Congress Could Increase Stimulus Payments

The shift to a Democratic-led Senate after the election of Rev. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff in Georgia this week could lead to additional stimulus funds for Virgin Islanders, complementing the $600 already signed into law, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.