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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.
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.

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. 

Golfing in the USVI: What Courses Are Open?

Choices for golfing in the U.S. Virgin Islands are not plentiful, with three playable courses. But with the sun, sand, cool breezes and emerald seas the courses have just about everything that a traveling golfer can want.

Curfew in Effect Until Noon Thursday, Residents Should Prepare and Monitor...

Because it lacks a clearly defined eye, meteorologists have had a hard time tracking what is now being called Potential Cycle 9, but officials say it is expected to strengthen and will begin impacting the territory late afternoon Wednesday into Thursday.

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.

Storm is on Track to Impact Territory by Thursday

Invest 92-L is on track toward becoming the ninth named storm of the season and could impact the territory as early as Thursday, according to V.I. emergency response officials.

Bryan: Online Portal and Travel App Will Speed Up Screening for...

A new online portal, along with a travel app that is in the works, will streamline the screening process for visitors coming from “hotspot” states, allowing them to upload the required paperwork and test results before they fly in, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.