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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.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital pictured before the 2017 hurricanes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Hospital Repairs Progressing During Pandemic, Task Force Says

While ongoing construction and repair of the islands’ hospitals since the 2017 hurricanes is showing “big progress,” COVID-19 continues to present health care challenges, the Territorial Hospital Board heard Wednesday during a marathon meeting held via conference call.

Suicide Victim’s Family Speaks Out on Mental Health in the V.I.

Kaheem Thomas would have been 31 years old on June 12. But there won’t be birthday celebrations this year. Instead, his loved ones grapple with the fact that he took his own life earlier this month, and some question the efficiency of mental health services in the territory.

‘Social Distancing’ is Critical to Protect Older and Less-Well Virgin Islanders

Although in the past week there have been signs that young adults are more at risk to COVID-19 than first believed, the most vulnerable are still seen as the elderly and those who have underlying health conditions, and the Virgin Islands has more than its fair share of both categories.

Virgin Islanders Link Up with Med Team Bahamas for a Week of Service

In the face of staggering destruction, a group of Virgin Islanders took one week of their lives to bring relief to the people of the Bahamas three weeks after Hurricane Dorian.





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