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WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Board Gets Updates on Electric and Water Systems, Approves Contract Extension

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.

COVID-19 Costing V.I. Tourism Tens of Millions

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.
The Family Resource Center on St Thomas is one of the agencies providing assistance for victims of domestic violence and sex-related crimes. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Coronavirus Isolation Turns Homes into Pressure Cookers

As communities close up due to the novel coronavirus, they lock in tension and anger that is exploding into an increase in domestic violence.
VIPD officers and the Medical Examiner's office respond to the Good Hope Townhouses, where 17-year-old male minor was found dead of a gunshot wound. (VIPD photo)

STX Teen Succumbs to Gunshot Wound

A 17-year-old male died of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the Good Hope Townhouses, the V.I. Police Department reported.
A sheet of V.I. Lottery tickets for the upcoming March 5 drawing that boasts a $175,000 grand prize. (From V.I. Lottery Facebook Page)

V.I. Lottery Postpones Drawing No. 955 From April 2-16

Dealers’ special numbers will be available for pick up until Wednesday, April 8.

Government Agencies Update Changes to Normal Operations in Response to COVID-19

As of Tuesday, March 23, departments and agencies are modifying their operations.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. explains Monday why he is extended the territory’s stay-at-home order for another month, to April 30. (Image captured from Government House live stream)

Bryan: Stay-At-Home Order Extended to April 30

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.
An empty runway at the Cyril E. King Airport will be a common sight in upcoming months as airlines reduce their number of flights. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Airlines Slash Flights, Cancellations Expected Through May

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.

USVI’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Likely to Crest Over 100 in Early May

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.
Jennie Ogden, left, editor of GoToStCroix.com, and Wendy Solomon, owner of the website, in their downtown Christiansted office. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

GoToStCroix Celebrates 20 Years as a Window to the Big Island

GoToStCroix has been promoting the destination of the big island since 1999. This business continues moving folks in the right direction via its website, blog, pocket map and web cam – even in times of social distancing and COVID-19.

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