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New V.I. COVID Cases Trickle In, Keeping Curve Flat

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.

Dollar fo’ Dollar Tour Goes Digital

This year, St. Thomas’ celebrated Dolla Fo’ Dolla tour is going the way of many museums and art galleries and will be hosted entirely online.

Senators Create New WAPA Board, New Unfunded Mandates as Election Nears

The Legislature will again create a new board, this one to replace the existing Water and Power Authority Governing Board, if legislation approved unanimously in the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Tuesday becomes law. 

Movies Come Back – USVI Caribbean Cinemas to Reopen Thursday

Caribbean Cinemas on St. Thomas and St. Croix will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 17, the company announced. The theater chain says it will follow the guidelines and recommendations presented by the V.I. government.

COVID-19 Temporarily Closes Charlotte Amalie Police Station *Updated With Comment From VIPD*

Several V.I. Police Department personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past weeks, and the police department closed Zone A Command in Charlotte Amalie for comprehensive cleaning over the past weekend.

Group to Give 50 Percent Match for Museum Donations

GlobalGiving will match online donations to the Virgin Islands Children's Museum from Monday to Friday this week, Sept. 14-18. Donations of as much as $50 will be matched at 50 percent.

St. Croix Native Creates Jewelry Brand

Udall Caribbean, a jewelry brand whose products connect consumers to Caribbean heroes and heroines of the past while celebrating the region’s rich culture and heritage, launched an eBoutique on Sept. 9.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Department of Health Reports Territory’s 18th COVID Death

An 18th Virgin Islander died of COVID-19 over the weekend, according to statistics reported Tuesday morning by the Department of Health. The deceased is a 68-year-old female on St. Croix, the department said.

Report: USVI Could Top the World in Per Capita Pandemic Deaths

A study out of the UW School of Medicine forecasts worldwide COVID-19 deaths could top four million by the end of the year, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is likely to see some of the worst fatalities per capita in the world.

Bryan to Move Territory to Safer-at-Home Level on Tuesday

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. expects to issue an executive order moving the V.I. to the Safer-at-Home phase of its COVID-19 strategy on Tuesday, including allowing dining in at restaurants, but the Stay-at-Home order will remain in effect through Labor Day.

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