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Sunday, April 5, 2020

USVI COVID-19 Count Now 33

Hurricane Isabel in 2003, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image by Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

CSU Team Predicts Active 2020 Hurricane Season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an above average Atlantic hurricane season in 2020, according to a report issued Thursday.

Virgin Islands Athletes Shift Focus to 2021 After 2020 Olympic Games Postponed

While the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo until next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to save lives, the decision made an impact on athletes who planned on representing the U.S. Virgin Islands on the big stage.

V.I. Division Of Festivals Launches Virtual Carnival

Carnival on St. Thomas may have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Virgin Islanders can still have fun while maintaining social distancing. The Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals launched “Home Wuk,” a series of online social gatherings designed to create a sense of community, camaraderie and a “virtual” Carnival experience.

Vivianne Newton Named Deputy Chief for STJ

Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor on Wednesday announced the appointment of Detective Vivianne Newton to the position of deputy chief of police on St. John.

Cooking in the Time of Corona: Quinoa Avocado Salad

Avocado is a magic fruit to me. I stalk them. Friends in the neighborhood know of my avocado addiction and either offer them to me or tell me their trees “haven’t fruited this year.” Either way, there is usually a way to find them on the islands.
Patient on a ventilator. (Shutterstock)

Unless People ‘Shelter in Place,’ V.I. Hospitals May Be Overwhelmed

If V.I. residents “shelter in place” as Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. directed and we are lucky, a peak of 117 or so COVID-19 patients may need hospitalization at one time, V.I. Health Department officials project.

V.I. Source At Home Reading Series: ‘On a Magical Do-Nothing Day’

The Source staff is presenting readings of children’s books in the spirit of offsetting the confusion and upheaval in their lives. Produced by James Gardner for the Source and narrated by Shaun A. Pennington.

The Forum ‘Presents’ The Vega String Quartet Online

Until The Forum and its audiences can all meet again in person, it will be sharing updates and listening tips of artists who have performed live at the Forum over the years.

Farmers Markets Relocating But Open Saturday

40 USVI COVID-19 Cases as of Friday

Governor Urges Businesses to Take Advantage of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

Under the program, employers of businesses of 500 or fewer employees can get a low-interest loan, and the SBA will forgive the loan if all employees are kept on the job for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.

VI Economic Development Authority CEO Sends Message to Business Owners

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Governor Urges Businesses to Take Advantage of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

Under the program, employers of businesses of 500 or fewer employees can get a low-interest loan, and the SBA will forgive the loan if all employees are kept on the job for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.
Jimmy Davis (VIPD photo)

VIPD Seeks STX Man Charged with Rape and on Federal Warrant

The VIPD is searching for Jimmy Davis of St. Croix, who is a suspect in the forcible rape of a 15-year-old minor that occurred on April 3. There is also a federal warrant for his arrest, charging him with violation of supervised release.

Government House Schedules Radio Interviews

Retiree Makes Multipurpose Stimulus Business Proposal

Ivan Butcher II has a plan to use stimulus money to grow small businesses in the Virgin Islands.

How to Respond to the Coronavirus in the Virgin Islands

Op Ed: A Prayer for Our Community

Virgin Islands Athletes Shift Focus to 2021 After 2020 Olympic Games Postponed

While the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo until next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to save lives, the decision made an impact on athletes who planned on representing the U.S. Virgin Islands on the big stage.

The Forum ‘Presents’ The Vega String Quartet Online

Until The Forum and its audiences can all meet again in person, it will be sharing updates and listening tips of artists who have performed live at the Forum over the years.

Government House Schedules Radio Interviews

V.I. Source At Home Reading Series: ‘On a Magical Do-Nothing Day’

Jimmy Davis (VIPD photo)

VIPD Seeks STX Man Charged with Rape and on Federal Warrant

The VIPD is searching for Jimmy Davis of St. Croix, who is a suspect in the forcible rape of a 15-year-old minor that occurred on April 3. There is also a federal warrant for his arrest, charging him with violation of supervised release.

Lauren Charles Gifft Dies at 59

Lauren Charles Gifft died on March 19, in Marietta, Ga., at the age of 59.

Angelique Hughes Dies

Hugh E. Manning Sr. Dies in Florida

Elizabeth M. Lawrence Dies at 85

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