With a COVID positivity rate of 1.8 percent this week, up from 1.1 percent the week before, officials said new cases of the virus are still being confirmed within the territory, but increased vaccination can bring them to zero.
Coral Bay residents are still mourning the loss in February of the Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis Restaurant and Bar, which had been located on the water on Route 107.
The St. Thomas and St. John Chamber of Commerce praises Governor Bryan and Delegate to Congress Plaskett for leading the Virgin Islands through the present pandemic. It agrees with the governor must now look to diversification of the V.I. economy.
The V.I. Water and Power Authority will likely enter the 2021 hurricane season without windstorm insurance, as it did last year, because it does not have the funds to pay for a policy.
Visiting birders Lisa and Randy Freeman expected to see some unusual birds while on St. Thomas, but never imagined they’d stumble upon a lone, lanky Caribbean flamingo.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which stopped all U.S. cruise stops in March of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was devastating multiple cruises, has updated its guidance and suggested cruises could resume by "mid-July."
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority plans to offset 60 to 80 percent of generation through renewable energy resources within the next three to five years, bringing the utility in compliance with the law.
The hurricanes of 2017 appeared to put an end to the years of negotiation and construction for a 4.2-megawatt solar farm on St. Thomas. All that changed earlier this month when BMR Energy, a Virgin Group company, began site work there.
Soon children and teenagers typically would dive into the territory’s summer programs offered by various schools, private businesses, and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, camps and programs are scarce.
Now that many pandemic restrictions have been lifted, activity in Coral Bay, St. John, is stirring once again. Over the last few months, several new eateries have opened or changed ownership while one popular spot has shut down.