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Going Virtual May Increase Awareness of Christmas Festival, Turnbull Says

The pandemic has forced many events from around the world to go virtual, and the 2020-2021 Virtual Crucian Christmas Festival is no different, but Ian Turnbull said the virtual festival will achieve greater recognition than prior years.

Crew on Two Quarantined Ships Make Up the Bulk of Thursday’s New COVID Cases

The Virgin Islands Department of Health reported 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 in its daily epidemiology report on Thursday. Eight of the positive cases on St. Thomas are associated with two separate vessels. 

Artists Showcase Their Work as Christiansted’s Art Thursday Returns

The kickoff of the new normal for Christiansted's Art Thursday was a bit different from what participants have experienced in the past.

DOH Discourages Mass Gatherings and Travel as COVID Positivity Climbs

With the weekly COVID positivity rate up to 3 or 4 percent, the V.I. Department of Health on Monday stressed continued adherence to local public health guidelines, particularly as cases reach record numbers on the mainland.

Bars and Nightclubs to Open with Restrictions

As the territory hits its eighth month of COVID-19, the government is looking at ways to “provide safe social outlets for young people,” which includes opening bars and nightclubs – with restrictions – starting on Nov. 9.

Halloween: Be Safe, Be Aware of Mainland COVID Surge, Officials Say

With Halloween less than a week away, USVI health officials said that safety should be a top priority, especially in the wake of a “third wave” of COVID positive cases on the mainland.

Encarnacion Urges Residents to Get Flu Shot, Avoid Non-Essential Travel

With flu season around the corner, the Department of Health has published its influenza vaccine schedule, which Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said Monday could also help residents better fight other viruses.

American Airlines Boosting Flights to the USVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands is expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month.

Bryan Condemns Trump for Creating ‘Potential National Security Crisis’

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued a statement on Tuesday condemning U.S. President Donald Trump for creating a potential “security crisis” by hosting what is being described by the national news as a “super spreader event” in the White House Rose Garden.

With Virtual Classrooms Not Reaching All Students, Education Responds to Questions

Now that the fall semester has begun, Virgin Islands students, parents and educators are faced with the challenging realities of distance learning, not least of all that laptops designated for each of the territory's students have not reached everyone.

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