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Speaking about the loss of two family members to COVID-19, Assistant Health Commissioner Nicole Syms pleaded with residents to draw on their sense of “empathy and compassion” by wearing masks and social distancing to control the spread of the virus.
Licensing and Consumer Affairs officials met with St. Thomas' Vendors Plaza merchants at a town hall Tuesday to talk about the run-down state of the major tourism site.
Richard Evangelista, Gov. Albert Bryan’s nominee to lead the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, told lawmakers Thursday his appointment signaled a new day for businesses and consumers, pledging a strengthened consumer protection division, a more efficient license application process and year-round compliance monitoring.
Already into the 2019 hurricane season, which started June 1, several senators said they were “frustrated” and “disappointed” about the lack of preparedness of V.I. government entities should another natural disaster strike.
It looks like groceries are expensive everywhere and a little more expensive on St. John, based on the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affair's territory-wide food basket findings released this week.