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J&J COVID Vaccine Paused For Very Rare, Possibly Unrelated Blood Clots

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.
A bustling Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is on the left, while Frenchman’s Reef, on the right, is unopened and awaiting major repairs that have been delayed by the coronavirus. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Frenchman’s Reef Near Deal with New Partner to Restart Construction

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.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

STX Woman Charged with Uploading Altered COVID-19 Test Result

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.

Health Reports 27 New COVID Cases; V.I. Gets More Stimulus Money

COVID-19 is still alive in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with 27 new cases recorded across the territory over the past three days.

V.I. Joins Legal Fight Against Sale of Fake Vaccination Cards

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 to Open

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.
Henry Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. (File photo)

Man Charged with Falsifying Negative COVID-19 Test to Travel to V.I.

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.

Fraudulent Test Results Being Uploaded to COVID-19 Travel Portal

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.

V.I. Marks 25,000th Person Vaccinated for COVID-19

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.

Senator Questions Claims of Success at Corrections Bureau

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.

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