Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer provided an overview of electrical and water operations, the increased use of propane as a primary fuel source at both power plants, and steps being taken to protect both employees and customers from COVID-19.
Tens of millions of dollars in revenue for the Virgin Islands are practically up in smoke as the COVID-19 pandemic forced cruise ship cancellations, a ban on hotel stays and a stay-at-home order that all but cut off the territory’s lifeblood: tourism.
As communities close up due to the novel coronavirus, they lock in tension and anger that is exploding into an increase in domestic violence.
A 17-year-old male died of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the Good Hope Townhouses, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Dealers’ special numbers will be available for pick up until Wednesday, April 8.
As of Tuesday, March 23, departments and agencies are modifying their operations.
Following the lead of federal leaders and public health organizations, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced Monday that the territory’s stay-at-home order has been extended a month, until April 30.
The four airlines that frequently fly in and out of the Virgin Islands are slashing flight schedules significantly due to the shrinking demand in travel and stringent restrictions in place to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The territory and its health care systems are likely to be strained in the first weeks of May, making it all the more important for Virgin Islanders to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing.
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