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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The V.I. government is collaborating with Google to get out reliable local information on the crisis, according to Government House.
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.
V.I. Water and Power Authority customers will get a $250-$500 credit on their electric bills for May.
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.”
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.