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Monday, March 30, 2020

STJ Records First COVID-19 Case; USVI Total Updated to 23

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands has reached 22 with the announcement Saturday of three new cases, one of them the first recorded on St John, the Department of Health reported.

Wintering Warblers Are Leaving Now Too

As visitors clear out of the Virgin Islands, many birds are beginning to move on as well. They are not worrying about their health,...

Cooking in the Time of Corona – Leftover Black Bean Soup

All of the soup I make, not just the black bean, tend to turn out more like stew. So, if you made my black bean...
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Updated List of USVI Canceled Events, Agency Hours and Procedures Changed Due to Epidemic

The confirmed presence in the territory of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led to a wave of closures, cancellations and postponements the territory has not seen outside of a natural disaster.

Plaskett: New Congressional Aid Package Fully Includes USVI

As Congress has wrangled, debated and delayed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus economic aid package, many in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been calling Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-VI) office to find out if all that aid going to states and to stateside U.S. taxpayers will also be available for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Child Abuse and Related Trauma Rise in Times of Crisis, Authorities Warn

The Virgin Islands Police Department has noticed an increase in the number of calls about domestic violence as Virgin Islanders stay at home, heeding Gov. Albert Bryan’s orders to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the territory, a VIPD press release reported Thursday.
Sen. Dwayne DeGraff wears a during Friday’s session. (Image from V.I. Legislature video stream)

Senate Passes Measures to Keep Territory Economy Stable

In an emergency legislative session Friday, widely spaced senators unanimously approved five items which the senators hoped would keep the U.S. Virgin Islands financially stable through the economic instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunset at Tropaco Point.

Op Ed: A Prayer for Our Community

Along with all V.I. Source associates I make this small offering as a contribution to the U.S. Virgin Islands Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reflection.

DLCA Announces Rack Rates and Fuel Price Survey

Beach Advisory for March 23-27

Concerns About the Economy After COVID-19

Oriental Bank to Limit Branch Lobby Hours to Appointments Only

Cash transactions and all regular transactions that customers regularly do with tellers will be done through the drive-thru 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and 9 am to 1 pm., Saturdays.

DLCA Announces Rack Rates and Fuel Price Survey

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Oriental Bank to Limit Branch Lobby Hours to Appointments Only

Cash transactions and all regular transactions that customers regularly do with tellers will be done through the drive-thru 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and 9 am to 1 pm., Saturdays.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for March 30 – April 3

What’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

DLCA Announces Rack Rates and Fuel Price Survey

Sunset at Tropaco Point.

Op Ed: A Prayer for Our Community

Along with all V.I. Source associates I make this small offering as a contribution to the U.S. Virgin Islands Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reflection.

When the World Stood Still

Concerns About the Economy After COVID-19

Corrections to Install Vocational Training Program in Advanced Horse Care

The goal of the program is to provide job skills and equine assisted therapy to incarcerated men and women, thereby lowering the rate of recidivism and increasing wage-earning opportunities for the inmates upon release.
Hand Writing Letter

Pulitzer Center Announces 2020 Poetry Contest: ‘Fighting Words’

All K-12 students are eligible to compete in the contest (U.S. and abroad). There are prizes worth up to $100 as well as publication and performance opportunities.

VI Council on the Arts Closes Its Offices

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Invitation for Bids: for the Demolition of Buildings A, B, and C of the Charlotte Amalie High School on the island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Grocery Store Sanitizing Efforts Earn Mixed Reviews

Op Ed: A Prayer for Our Community

Elizabeth M. Lawrence Dies at 85

Elizabeth M. Lawrence, better known as “Liz,” of Elizabeth’s Kitchen died on March 14. She died in Houston, Texas.

Edwina B. Thompson Dies at 76

Ritza DeGout Dies in Washington, D.C.

Elita Elsina Parris Todman Dies at 80

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