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Governor Institutes Quarantine For Travelers from a Dozen States

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s most recent executive order responding to the growing COVID-19 pandemic includes mandatory quarantines for visitors from a dozen high-risk states.
Senate President Novelle Francis presides over the Legislature Wednesday. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Legislature Extends State of Emergency

Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. announced Saturday that the 33rd Legislature has opted to allow the automatic extension of the state of emergency that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. requested on July 5.
Smoke rises from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill. (Susan Ellis photo)

13th Fire in a Year Shuts STX Landfill Thursday

A fire broke out at the Anguilla Landfill Thursday morning around 6 a.m. It was put out by noon and the landfill will open at 6 a.m. Friday, according to Waste Management Authority spokeswoman Melody Rames.

Jump in COVID-19 cases at Limetree Bay Prompts Safety Changes *UPDATE- New Numbers*

Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage company and Limetree Bay Refining, the affiliated companies at the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix, announced an increase in COVID-19 positive cases at the facility Thursday.
Musicians including Swanks on keyboard, Bugz on vocals, Mic Love on vocals, Rainman on bass and Drive King on drums played from 6 to 11 a.m. to a live audience of fish, seagulls, and visitors on a dozen sailboats. (Source photo by Amy H. Roberts)

Jou’Virtual Takes J’ouvert Online

Organizers of St. John's July 4th Festival presented, "Jou'Virtual," moving J'ouvert online to share the fun in a virtual way. “We wanted to offer a sense of normalcy during an extraordinary time," said Ian Turnbull, director of the V.I. Division of Festivals.
Children and parents alike are eager for the return of safe summer camps. (Shutterstock image)

DHS Delivers Guidelines to Reopen Day Care Centers, Summer Camps

The Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced its guidelines for reopening child care facilities and summer camps.
A satellite photo taken at 12:20 a.m. shows a disorganized tropical wave east of the Caribbean, and another system off the coast of North Carolina and heading out into the Atlantic. (NOAA photo)

Tropical Wave in Atlantic Shows Little Chance of Developing into Storm

A tropical wave about 600 miles east of the southern Windward Islands is producing limited shower activity for the Atlantic basin, but has very little chance to developing further, the NHC reported in its 8 p.m. Monday advisory.
Hurricane Isabel in 2003, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image by Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

FEMA: Understand the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning

With the 2020 hurricane season in its early, quieter months, FEMA issued a preparedness tip pointing out the difference between a hurricane watch and hurricane warning, so that when the time comes, residents will have information that can help keep them safe.

Copenhagen May Name New Streets for USVI Heroes

New streets, ways and alleys in Copenhagen may see names like Buddhoe Gade, Mary Thomas Vej or Axeline Elizabeth Salomon Alle, if a plan by one of the city's mayors comes to fruition.

Tropical Wave Could Bring Rain as it Passes Through Windward Islands

A well-defined tropical wave located about 275 miles east of the Windward Islands Thursday morning continued to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms and might bring rain and high seas as it passes through the southern Caribbean Sea.

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