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

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.

Census Adjusts for Coronavirus Concerns

The 2020 Census count will resume in the Virgin Islands when it reopens June 1, but with a few changes to accommodate health protections against the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Rasheed Baker helps set up lunches for distribution at My Brothers Workshop and Cafe. (Photo provided by My Brothers Workshop)

World Central Kitchen Partners with My Brother’s Workshop for COVID Response

Chrystie Payne, of My Brother’s Workshop, took a chance and reached out to the international World Central Kitchen for help feeding needy Virgin Islanders.
Konner and Karson Kendall hold up the Virgin Islands Flag at a recent CONCACAF Nations League game. (Photo provided by Konner Kendall)

Sports in Pandemic: V.I. Soccer-Playing Brothers Share Their Experience

Konner and Karson Kendall grew up on St. Thomas and have represented the U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s National Team. They were playing soccer in the U.S. when COVID-19 shut down sports.
Nicole Canegata and her father Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III. (Photo submitted by Nicole Canegata)

Honoring the Fallen – Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III

One of the V.I.'s fallen heroes is Lt. Col. David C. Canegata III, who served in the V.I. National Guard till his death in 2007. A born Crucian, Lt. Col. Canegata volunteered to serve in the Second Persian Gulf War in Afghanistan in December 2006.

Real Estate Market Maneuvers Around COVID-19 With Fingers Crossed

Residential property sales dropped significantly in the territory during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic and are expected to continue to dip for weeks or months, but there is some cause for hope of a relatively quick turn-around.

Op-ed: Eid al-Fitr, a Beautiful Celebration Filled with Joy for Muslims

Eid al Fitr is coming soon; this is a holiday that Muslims celebrate at the ending of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid al Fitr will begin the evening of Saturday, May 23.
The indoor dining is closed at Blue Water Terrace, and all the other restaurants in the territory, but many are ready to serve you take out food during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo from Blue Water Terrace website)

Restaurants Reopen for Dine-In Tuesday

A soft opening of restaurants and bars to dine-in guests on Tuesday, May 26, will give business owners a dry run and a chance to prepare before visitors begin returning on June 1, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.
Voters fill in their ballots at the Gladys Abraham Elementary School Polling site inside UVI's Sports and Fitness Center.

Social Distancing Means 2020 Candidates Won’t Be Casting Lots

Members of the Board of Elections learned Thursday that casting of lots by candidates is another victim of COVID-19.
Natalia Barnes of the St. Croix Educational Complex in her cap and gown. (Photo provided by Natalia Barnes)

St. Croix’s Class of 2020 Makes the Most of Quarantine Graduations

The COVID-19 pandemic put a screeching halt to all social gatherings, and for the Class of 2020 that included graduation ceremonies and all the other parties and events that go with them.

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