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The Family Resource Center on St Thomas is one of the agencies providing assistance for victims of domestic violence and sex-related crimes. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Coronavirus Isolation Turns Homes into Pressure Cookers

As communities close up due to the novel coronavirus, they lock in tension and anger that is exploding into an increase in domestic violence.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. explains Monday why he is extended the territory’s stay-at-home order for another month, to April 30. (Image captured from Government House live stream)

Bryan: Stay-At-Home Order Extended to April 30

Following the lead of federal leaders and public health organizations, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced Monday that the territory’s stay-at-home order has been extended a month, until April 30.
An empty runway at the Cyril E. King Airport will be a common sight in upcoming months as airlines reduce their number of flights. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Airlines Slash Flights, Cancellations Expected Through May

The four airlines that frequently fly in and out of the Virgin Islands are slashing flight schedules significantly due to the shrinking demand in travel and stringent restrictions in place to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

USVI’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Likely to Crest Over 100 in Early May

The territory and its health care systems are likely to be strained in the first weeks of May, making it all the more important for Virgin Islanders to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing.
Jennie Ogden, left, editor of GoToStCroix.com, and Wendy Solomon, owner of the website, in their downtown Christiansted office. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

GoToStCroix Celebrates 20 Years as a Window to the Big Island

GoToStCroix has been promoting the destination of the big island since 1999. This business continues moving folks in the right direction via its website, blog, pocket map and web cam – even in times of social distancing and COVID-19.
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Updated List of USVI Canceled Events, Agency Hours and Procedures Changed...

The confirmed presence in the territory of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has led to a wave of closures, cancellations and postponements the territory has not seen outside of a natural disaster.

Grocery Store Sanitizing Efforts Earn Mixed Reviews

Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Richard Evangelista called a teleconference with some of the major grocery retailers in the territory to try and get ahead of what he and Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. fear will be a major social distancing disaster on April 1.
Allegra Miles auditions on the NBC's 'The Voice.' (Photo by: Mitchell Haddad/NBC)

STJ’s Allegra Miles Makes it to the Next Round on ‘The...

Allegra Miles, the 17-year-old singer who was born and went to school on St. John and is competing on the popular NBC show “The Voice,” has made it through the show’s “Battle Rounds” and will move on to compete in the “Knockout Rounds.”
Sen. Marvin Blyden’s motion to allow senators to attend the session remotely failed to get a second. (Image from V.I. Legislature video stream)

Unusual Senate Friday Spawns Press Releases Saturday

On Friday, the Senate unanimously approved four nominations from the governor. Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. said the candidates had been vetted through appearances at committees of jurisdiction and the Rules and Judiciary Committee.

Cooking in the Time of Corona – Leftover Black Bean Soup

All of the soup I make, not just the black bean, tend to turn out more like stew. So, if you made my black bean...





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