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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.
From left, Commissioner Trevor Velinor, St. Thomas District Police Chief Ludrick Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations Dr. Celvin Walwyn, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Mario Brooks discussing COVID-19 matters. (VIPD photo)

VIPD Economic Crimes Unit’s Role Expands During Virus

With a pandemic and economic crisis hitting the islands, residents might be tempted to write a bad check or use someone else’s identity to make a credit card purchase. It is not a good time to make such a decision.

Data Shows Territory ‘Ahead of the Curve’ on COVID-19

An analysis of local COVID-19 cases shows that the U.S. Virgin Islands is ahead of the curve, especially when compared to data from other states and territories who may be heading into a peak in their numbers without effective social distancing measures in place.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: COVID-19 Reveals Personal Fault Lines

From the moment I saw what was coming, what was happening, my primary thought was: All our faults are being exposed to the light of day in a way I have never before seen. It is along those fault lines that earthquakes are born.
A Park Service crew from Maryland repairs and paints approximately 25,000 square feet of the exterior walls of Fort Christiansvaern. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

C’sted Fort Closed This Week, Will Reopen with Refurbished Gate

“Long overdue” refurbishing of Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted has caused the St. Croix landmark to be closed this week as the massive gate is put back in position.

Plaskett Defends V.I. Cockfighting

After several past efforts, it looks like cockfighting is now banned throughout the United States, including the territories, as of December 20, but not without opposition both here in the USVI and over in neighboring Puerto Rico.
WAPA’s Clinton Hedrington and Lawrence Kupfer join Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., Office of Disaster Recovery Executive Director Executive Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien and V.I. Housing Finance Authority Executive Director Daryl Griffith in announcing a proposed RFP for four new generators. (Photo provided by Government House)

Government Digging into Disaster Funding With RFP for New Generators

Within about a year and a half, 85 percent of the power in the territory could be produced by smaller, more efficient propane-fired generators, saving the V.I. Water and Power Authority – and customers – five-cents per kilowatt hour.

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Ayesha Morris speaks with Conch Shell Media’s DaraMonifah® Cooper about the upcoming 15th Annual Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture & History Tour. The virtual event takes place Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. via WUVI Radio’s Zoom and can be viewed live on the Dollar fo’ Dollar Facebook page ... See MoreSee Less

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