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Louie and Nachos Beach Bar on the Frederiksted waterfront. (Photo from Louie and Nachos Beach Bar Facebook page)

Netflix Series, ‘Restaurants on the Edge,’ Takes on St. Croix

Owners of a St. Croix restaurant featured in an episode of the Netflix series, “Restaurants on the Edge,” said the experience helped them refocus on connecting with the community.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. speaks during his Monday coronavirus update at which he said federal economic stimulus checks are being printed and the first set will be in the mail this week.

First Wave of Stimulus Checks Out; Planning Begins for Hurricane Season

Good news for residents awaiting economic stimulus checks or credits: The first wave of approximately $10 million in checks will be mailed by Friday and credits on electricity bills have started to come through, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Territory’s 6th COVID Victim is Son of Victims 4 and 5

The COVID-19 death announced Wednesday by the V.I. Department of Health was a 45-year-old male who was the son of victim 4, a woman who died two weeks ago, and victim 5, her husband, who died last week.
Raisin buns made by Samuel for her weekly baking group. (Photo submitted by Kattian Samuel)

Quarantine Life – Why Everyone is Baking Bread

While visiting a local grocery store to pick up a few necessary items, shoppers may notice the baking section is a bit more popular than usual and the shelves a bit barer.

Virgin Islands Youth Shine in Online Art Gallery

The 12th annual Youth Art Month exhibition of student art from the U.S. Virgin Islands looked like it might have to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but instead the artwork has moved online where the whole world can see it.

V.I. Government Working with Google on Local COVID-19 Info

The V.I. government is collaborating with Google to get out reliable local information on the crisis, according to Government House.
People wait outside the Department of Labor standing three to six feet apart from one another to maintain social distancing. (Source photo Bethaney Lee)

Labor Waives Unemployment Work Search Requirements During Pandemic

The V.I. Department of Labor is temporarily waiving many of the work search and other requirements to receive unemployment insurance, to increase access to resources during the pandemic.
WAPA offices on St. Croix

Feds Funding One-Time $250-$500 Subsidy for WAPA Customers in May

V.I. Water and Power Authority customers will get a $250-$500 credit on their electric bills for May.
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Pandemic Economics: How bad Is It?

When asked to estimate the impact of the novel coronavirus on the V.I. government’s revenues, Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Joel Lee said they could not give a firm projection “because this has never happened before.”

Virgin Islanders Practice Social Distancing by Gathering Virtually

With a stay-at-home order in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Virgin Islands events were cancelled, leaving residents no choice but to become creative while social distancing at home.

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