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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.

More and More Virgin Islanders Depending on Medicaid Funding That Might Expire

About 33,500 U.S. Virgin Islanders, or roughly one in three territory residents, gets health care thanks to Medicaid, Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez reported during Senate budget hearings Monday.

Governor Re-Evaluating In-Person Learning in Face of Rising COVID Numbers

While a final decision has not been made, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday he is re-evaluating the territory’s public school opening date of Aug. 9 in the face of growing number of COVId-19 cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Photo Focus: Ready and Waiting to Vaccinate

The V.I. Health Department's Emergency Operations Center will be parked all week outside of the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas, ready to provide free COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the school's planned reopening to in-person classes on Aug. 16.

Brown Named Deputy Chief for STJ; Newton to Direct Internal Affairs

Police Lt. Clayton Brown has been appointed deputy chief of police for the island of St. John, and Vivianne P. Newton as director of the Internal Affairs and Applicant Screening Bureau
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Bryan: Mask Up, Distance or Face New Restrictions as Virus Surges

Virgin Islanders have a choice: they can either social distance, mask up and sanitize their hands frequently, or face more stringent restrictions as the territory battles a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Bryan Jr. said in a short broadcast Friday night.

Solarizing St. Thomas Forging Ahead

Solar CrowdSource has successfully brought the community-based solar photovoltaic group purchasing program to 14 communities across Georgia and North Carolina.

Fish and Wildlife Getting Public Input Before Removing Local Agave from Endangered List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input about a plan to remove Agave eggersiana from its list of Endangered and Threatened Plants over the next 40 years. Work to increase the plant's abundance and security before the change are planned, at an estimated cost of more than $600,000.
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Delta Variant of COVID-19 Confirmed in the USVI, Health Department Says

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the territory, the V.I. Health Department announced Wednesday as it urged residents to get vaccinated against the virus.

WaterWorx Offers St. John Residents Ways to Safeguard their Water

If you live in the Virgin Islands, chances are you depend on a cistern for supplying at least some of your household’s water needs.