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The Centers for Disease Control and Federal Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday out of an abundance of caution, due to a very small number of blood clots that may or may not be connected to the vaccine.
The Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Resort on St. Thomas is close to a deal with a third-party investor that could see the property reopen by the end of 2022, the Economic Development Commission board of directors heard on Tuesday.
Shania Shervington, age 35 of Estate Whim, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Monday by officers of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, and charged her with uploading faked COVID-19 test results, the V.I. Police Department reported.
COVID-19 is still alive in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with 27 new cases recorded across the territory over the past three days.
U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George joined attorneys general throughout the nation calling on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms.
The St. Croix East End Marine Park Visitor Center is ready for visitors to jump in and explore more about the park’s natural resources and habitats. It was expected to open in early 2020, but the opening was delayed because of COVID-19.
Law enforcement officers at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, arrested 54-year-old Clifford H. Mattson of Annaly Estate and charged him with making fraudulent claims upon the government and sending or delivering false messages.
Within the past week, 64 sets of test results uploaded into the territory’s COVID-19 travel portal have been flagged for authenticity and, in most cases, have been found to be falsified or altered.
The V.I. Department of Health announced Saturday that the territory has passed the 25,000 mark for persons vaccinated for COVID-19. The achievement puts the territory on target to meet Gov. Albert Bryan’s goal of having 50,000 people vaccinated by July 1.
Wynnie Testamark, director of the Bureau of Corrections, told lawmakers about a year of successes at the bureau, but some lawmakers had a different view.