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A V.I. Senate committee on Friday unanimously forwarded a bill that would make raising prices on goods or services during a state of emergency a misdemeanor that could result in a fine between $1,000 and $5,000 per infraction.
Invest 92-L is on track toward becoming the ninth named storm of the season and could impact the territory as early as Thursday, according to V.I. emergency response officials.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been improving the primary care of island veterans through rapid testing, securing emergency transportation with air ambulances, and activating the Heritage Health Solutions Contract.
A few words about how to approach medical emergencies on our Island. First of all, let’s agree on what constitutes an emergency: “A serious, sudden unexpected situation that requires immediate action; failure to act may result in serious harm or loss of life.”
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. confirmed Saturday morning that a crew member transported from a Maersk cargo vessel Thursday evening tested positive for Covid-19 and is in critical condition at Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Little is known about the status of a crew member aboard a Maersk vessel who was reportedly gravely ill with Covid-19 and transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center early Friday morning.
In an emergency legislative session Friday, widely spaced senators unanimously approved five items which the senators hoped would keep the U.S. Virgin Islands financially stable through the economic instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If you can pay your bills, pay them,” is the message coming from Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Sen. Alicia Barnes. However, they also called for protection against drastic actions, like being evicted from your home or having your power disconnected.