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Testing Reveals Community Spread Eliminated, Officials Say Territory Ready to ‘Open Doors’

With 500 negative COVID-19 tests returned over the past few weeks, the territory’s public health experts believe the potential for community spread has been eliminated and that doors are ready to open to visitors on June 1.
Joshua Felder (VIPD photo)

St. Croix Doorbuster Detained

A man accused of breaking through a door in a shared apartment and assaulting a roommate was given until Friday to post bail by a magistrate judge in Superior Court.

Long Bay Landing Project in Jeopardy

Plans for a third cruise ship dock on St. Thomas, which would create the berthing area to dock two Oasis-class ships, are being threatened by ongoing lawsuits and the impact of COVID-19 on the cruise industry.
John Canegata

V.I. Republican Chairmanship and Caucus Shrouded in Uncertainty

John Canegata, whose chairmanship of the Republican Party of the territory has been called into question by critics, is calling for what he terms on Facebook a “presidential preference vote” on Saturday.

Members of V.I. Men’s Basketball Look to Take on $2 Million Tournament

Four Virgin Islanders aim to play on Tampa 20/20 in this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament, typically a 64-team single elimination tournament where the winning team takes home $2 million.

Department of Labor Implements Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

This will provide an additional $600 per week in benefits to those who are eligible.

Roach Encourages Farmers, Fishermen to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Help at SBA

An individual cannot apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan at local banks. Farmers and fishermen are required to go directly to the Small Business Administration website.

WAPA’S Access to Propane Supply Won’t Be Impacted by Changes to Fuel Supplier Vessels

An operational change in the vessels used to supply WAPA with propane fuel will not have any adverse impact on the availability and supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel for power generation in the territory.

National Assoc. of State Directors of Vet Affairs Appoints Farrell to Executive Committee

This will mark the first time that someone from a U.S. territory has been a part of the executive committee in its 74-year history.
Witnesses testify virtually at Wednesday's Senate committee hearing.

V.I. Prepares Protocols for Territory’s June 1 Relaunch of Tourism

The USVI will begin welcoming visitors back to its seaports, airports and hotels beginning June 1, and the V.I. Department of Health has issued a series of protocols and guidelines to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.





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