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Sunday afternoon satellite photo shows Invest 95-L to the right, as it makes its way west towards the Caribbean. (NOAA satellite photo)

Invest 95-L Shows Potential for Tropical Development

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continue to show signs of organization, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 2 p.m. Sunday update.

Bryan Asks for 60 Day State of Emergency Extension

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has sent a request to the Legislature to extend the territory's state of emergency order another 60 days, from Aug. 10 to Oct. 9.

USVI Sees Eighth COVID-19 Fatality

The U.S. Virgin Islands now has seen eight COVID-19 fatalities according to the latest update from the Health Department. The new fatality was on St. Thomas.

V.I. Prisons Ramp Up Pandemic Precautions

Bureau of Corrections Director Wynnie Testamark issued new, stricter anti-infection protocols this week for employees and inmates at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility and the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex.

Governor Institutes Quarantine For Travelers from a Dozen States

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s most recent executive order responding to the growing COVID-19 pandemic includes mandatory quarantines for visitors from a dozen high-risk states.

Jump in COVID-19 cases at Limetree Bay Prompts Safety Changes *UPDATE- New Numbers*

Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage company and Limetree Bay Refining, the affiliated companies at the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix, announced an increase in COVID-19 positive cases at the facility Thursday.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.

Plaskett Urges USVI to Pursue Focused List of Federal Funding Goals

While lauding new funding for the territory in the latest massive pandemic stimulus package just approved by Congress, Delegate Stacey Plaskett urged V.I. officials to work together on a short list of goals.
Supplies are unloaded at JFL by hospital staff. (Submitted photo)

St. Croix Businessman Donates Supplies to JFL

The family that runs Empire Service Station and Nigel 123 pitched in to help, donating truckloads of protective gear and cleaning and sanitizing supplies to the island’s hospital.

AG: People Who Violate Epidemic Restrictions Could Face Charges

Those who willfully violate emergency executive orders and directives of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion during the declared state of emergency could face criminal consequences.

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