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The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

Health Department Lifts St. Thomas Jail Quarantine

The Department of Health formally lifted the public health quarantine at the St. Thomas jail last week, according to a release from the Bureau of Corrections. 

COVID-19 Cases Continue in a Slow Trickle

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.

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.

New V.I. COVID Cases Trickle In, Keeping Curve Flat

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.
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.

UVI Confirms Two Staff Members had COVID-19 in August

Officials at the University of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that two staff members on St. Thomas contracted the novel coronavirus in August.

Encarnacion Disputes Prediction of V.I.’s COVID Deaths Per Capita

Recent predictions by one national data center that put the territory as a leader in COVID-related deaths per capita are based on a “single source that is frequently criticized,” according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.

COVID-19 Temporarily Closes Charlotte Amalie Police Station *Updated With Comment From VIPD*

Several V.I. Police Department personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past weeks, and the police department closed Zone A Command in Charlotte Amalie for comprehensive cleaning over the past weekend.

St. Croix Native Creates Jewelry Brand

Udall Caribbean, a jewelry brand whose products connect consumers to Caribbean heroes and heroines of the past while celebrating the region’s rich culture and heritage, launched an eBoutique on Sept. 9.

Report: USVI Could Top the World in Per Capita Pandemic Deaths

A study out of the UW School of Medicine forecasts worldwide COVID-19 deaths could top four million by the end of the year, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is likely to see some of the worst fatalities per capita in the world.

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