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Two Men Shot to Death in Separate Hospital Ground Incidents

Two men were killed Wednesday in Hospital Ground on St. Thomas in separate incidents, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victims were identified as 44-year-old Deshaune Harrigan and 42-year-old Michael McKie.

Governor Orders Public Beaches Closed

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced that all public beaches in the territory were closed effective immediately in an effort to keep gatherings down and residents off the streets.

V.I. Source At Home Reading Series: ‘14 Cows for America’

The Source staff is presenting readings of children’s books in the spirit of offsetting the confusion and upheaval in their lives. Produced by James Gardner for the Source and narrated by Shaun A. Pennington.
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.
VIPD detectives and officers respond to Estate Barren Spot, where 23-year-old Luis Perez was shot and later died from his injuries. (VIPD photo)

STX Man Dies of Gunshot Injuries

A man died of gunshot wounds Sunday night in Estate Barren Spot on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 23-year-old Luis Perez of Castle Burke.
Sen. Marvin Blyden’s motion to allow senators to attend the session remotely failed to get a second. (Image from V.I. Legislature video stream)

Unusual Senate Friday Spawns Press Releases Saturday

On Friday, the Senate unanimously approved four nominations from the governor. Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. said the candidates had been vetted through appearances at committees of jurisdiction and the Rules and Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Dwayne DeGraff wears a during Friday’s session. (Image from V.I. Legislature video stream)

Senate Passes Measures to Keep Territory Economy Stable

In an emergency legislative session Friday, widely spaced senators unanimously approved five items which the senators hoped would keep the U.S. Virgin Islands financially stable through the economic instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

V.I. Ports Maintaining Critical Operations

The Virgin Islands Port Authority does not foresee a shortage of critical, imported supplies over the next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Albert Bryan takes a question during Monday’s news briefing. (Government House photo)

Bryan Sets More Restrictions to Fight COVID-19

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday announced new restrictions to fight the spread of COVID-19, which the Department of Health on Sunday announced confirmed cases had more than doubled, from six to 17.
David Wallis, left, of the Limetree Bay Refinery Logistics Team, takes receipt of the first order of Breadfruit Alcohol Surface Sanitizer from Master Distiller Art Wollenweber of Mutiny Island Vodka. (Submitted photo)

Limetree Bay Collaborates With Mutiny for Sanitizer for Facility

Limetree Bay received its first delivery of a locally produced alcohol-based sanitizer last week, a delivery that will help clean the facility in light of the shortage of disinfectants.

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