As the territory’s COVID numbers creep up, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said extra precautions are necessary to avoid a shutdown, particularly as holiday travel and visitors arriving on the islands increase the threat of infection.
Chandru “Charlie” Sakhrani, who is spearheading the local Pledge to be Veg day, said on Tuesday that asking people to abstain from meat for one day – Wednesday, Nov. 25 – is an “act of love, compassion and kindness during these troubled times.”
Ruth E. Thomas, 94, died Monday after a lengthy illness. On Tuesday family, friends and associates paused to share their memories of an educator, a social commentator and an anchoring presence in an extensive family.
St. Johnians, Virgin Islanders and everyone interested in the history of enslaved Africans' struggle for freedom can commemorate and learn more about the 1733 slave revolt on St. John online this Friday evening through Zoom or on Facebook.
The purpose of the conference is to address the economic factors and major variables of the territorial economy and to establish a baseline forecast of anticipated recurring and nonrecurring revenues that will impact upcoming fiscal years.