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Public Schools Won’t Reopen Until 2021

Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December. 

UVI RTPark Hopes to Build Tech Village on Agricultural Land

Senators learned at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing that the 30-acre Tech Village project being undertaken by the University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park is slated to be built on agricultural land across from the St. Croix campus.

Horace Clarke, Fifth Virgin Islander in Major League Baseball, Passes Away...

Horace Clarke, a former professional baseball player for the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres who was born on St. Croix, passed away Wednesday at the age of 81. 

Bryan Asks for 60 Day State of Emergency Extension

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has sent a request to the Legislature to extend the territory's state of emergency order another 60 days, from Aug. 10 to Oct. 9.

Avera Proposal Dropped; Legislature Probes Agencies About Procurement Process

Several government agencies faced scrutiny from senators Wednesday as they defended themselves over no-bid contract proposals and other non-competitive processes used during a state of emergency.

Workers Hurry to Complete Virgin Islands Census

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it will discontinue counting the nation's population at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. The local organization is ahead of the game and initially planned to complete its tally by that date.

‘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.

Counseling V.I. Moms on Breastfeeding

Mother of four Lakima Ford has been a breastfeeding peer counselor at the Charles Harwood Complex, Christiansted, St. Croix clinic for the federal Women, Infants and Children nutritional program for five years.

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.