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‘Stop Infecting Vulnerable Populations,’ Health’s Medical Director Urges

In a candid plea Monday, Health Department Medical Director Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar said irresponsible behavior within the USVI community is causing the spread of COVID-19 to the elderly and other vulnerable populations and needs to stop.

The Difference Between Antigen and Antibodies Testing for Coronavirus

With the novel coronavirus spread around the world, people want to know how to determine if they are infected, whether they've had the virus or if they might be immune and how reliable the testing is.
A sign in the window of a Virgin Islands eatery lays out the rules of the new normal . (Soure photo by Adian Brewer)

Workers Adjusting to a New Normal Amid Resurgence of Coronavirus

Workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands are feeling a mix of emotions as they adapt to new standards as the summer brings a resurgence of COVID-19. “Nobody wants to work, but the bills don't stop,” said an employee of the Papaya Cove Cafe in Cyril E. King Airport.

Hospital Staff Celebrate a Victory Against COVID-19 with Release of Sam...

Jubilation filled the halls of Schneider Regional Medical Center on Friday morning as “Sam the Sailor” was released from the hospital 12 weeks and one day after falling critically ill with COVID-19 as his cargo vessel traversed Virgin Islands waters.

USVI Sees Eighth COVID-19 Fatality

The U.S. Virgin Islands now has seen eight COVID-19 fatalities according to the latest update from the Health Department. The new fatality was on St. Thomas.

Un Amore Restaurant Says Addio

Due to a decrease in business following COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Un Amore owners Katherine and Frank Pugliese made the painful decision to close the popular St. Croix restaurant on June 28. 

Bryan Extends Eviction Moratorium With New Limits

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has extended the local moratorium on tenant evictions, in place since March, but with conditions and limits.

Caribbean Cinemas Closing USVI Theaters Indefinitely

Although Caribbean Cinemas, the largest movie theater chain in the Caribbean, reopened their theaters on St. Thomas and St. Croix on June 11, after a three-month hiatus, the chain is now closing them indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

V.I. Businesses Project 50 Percent or More Revenue Drop for 2020

A survey of U.S. Virgin Islands businesses found many projecting sharp losses for the year, with small businesses, in particular, looking at a drop of 50 percent or more.

Attention Kmart Shoppers: Empty Shelves Don’t Mean Stores Are Closing

As shoppers enter any of the four Kmart stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands – at Sunny Isle Shopping Center and Sunshine Mall on St. Croix and Tutu Mall and Lockhart Gardens Shopping Center on St. Thomas – they are greeted by shelves that are visibly empty.