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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.