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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.

COVID-19 Task Force Members Recount 8-Month Battle Against Virus

The Press Box took a team approach on Thursday as the virtual town hall featured some of the many government officials who have worked to keep the territory functioning and safe amid the worst global pandemic in more than 100 years.

New Hospitals on the Horizon, Pandemic Restrictions Begin to Loosen

Plans for the construction and repair of local hospitals and clinics are moving forward, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said on Tuesday, and the territory's pandemic restrictions are being eased in light of an apparent reduction of COVID-19 cases.

Bryan, Roach Talk Pandemic Challenges, Successes on Press Box

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach sat down together Thursday evening for a Press Box episode in the style of a fireside chat that delved into the challenges and successes of fighting a deadly pandemic over the last eight months.

Gov. Bryan Announces Release of $10 Million in Income Tax Refunds

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced on Wednesday that the Virgin Islands Department of Finance has issued $10,101,884 in income tax refunds.

Wide-Ranging News Conference Pays Tribute to ‘Facts Man’ Adams

The governor’s weekly news conference started on a solemn note Monday as tribute was paid to Wayne “Facts Man” Adams, 57, of St. Thomas, a local historian and candidate for Senate in the upcoming general election, who died on Sunday.

Bryan Suspends Securitization Program

After lobbying the V.I. Senate for most of the summer to pass his Matching Fund Securitization Corporation plan, Gov Albert Bryan Jr. announced on Monday that he was suspending the program.

Bryan Removes Head of Save Coral Bay from Coastal Zone Management Committee

The battle surrounding a proposal to build a controversial marina in Coral Bay became even more complicated this week with the removal of one of St. John's Coastal Zone Management Committee members.
Cruise ships lie side by side at Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. (Photo provided by VIPA)

Boschulte: Territory Ready To Reopen, Masks and Distancing Still Essential

Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said he is confident that the Virgin Islands is properly prepared as it reopens its doors to leisure travel on Saturday after shutting down in August due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Territory’s Lab Director Confident in CDC Guidance, But More Tests are Needed

The evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has required a nimble response from government health agencies, including in the Virgin Islands, where officials have relied on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how best to combat the virus.

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