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It seems at times that the COVID-19 pandemic is the only thing that happened in 2020. But it’s been an eventful year, from beginning to end. The Virgin Islands lost some icons, took some economic damage and had some fun.
Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December.
Haley Jennings, a student artist at Antilles School, won two top prizes in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The competition honors more than 400 students from every U.S. Congressional District.
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday recent WAPA blackouts have affected the entire V.I. economy, the education system, the health care system, as well as all residents individually.
Lawmakers and administration officials agreed that housing in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in crisis, while talking Tuesday during the Senate's Committee on Finance hearing on the the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget for the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority.