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Beyond the gateways of the two Jewish cemeteries located on St. Thomas, an undeniably rich history can be beheld on the grounds owned and maintained by the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas.
Two STT Senior Facilities Test Negative for COVID-19, While Most Queen Louise Residents Test Positive
Celestino A. White Sr. Senior Citizens Residence and the Lucinda Millin Home on St. Thomas are both free of the novel coronavirus, Virgin Islands Housing Authority public relations officer Patricia Borns said.
Despite imminent restrictions that will shut down much of the V.I. economy, Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte told senators Thursday the territory has been “top of the pack” in terms of destinations tourists can reasonably travel to during the global pandemic.
The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee tabled legislation seeking to regulate homeschooling after the bill proved controversial with testifiers.
Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December.
Senators learned at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing that the 30-acre Tech Village project being undertaken by the University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park is slated to be built on agricultural land across from the St. Croix campus.
Several government agencies faced scrutiny from senators Wednesday as they defended themselves over no-bid contract proposals and other non-competitive processes used during a state of emergency.
In the latest development surrounding tech startup Avera, Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach said he is requesting an end to ongoing discussions between the company and the Department of Health regarding a $1 million contract for COVID-19 contact tracing.
Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed sharp disapproval of the V.I. Board of Education's student loan collection efforts after learning that 90 percent of such loans are delinquent.
The Rules and Judiciary Committee moved forward six nominations to various governing boards in the territory on Thursday.