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COVID-19 Temporarily Closes Charlotte Amalie Police Station *Updated With Comment From VIPD*

Several V.I. Police Department personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past weeks, and the police department closed Zone A Command in Charlotte Amalie for comprehensive cleaning over the past weekend.

Parks and Rec Juggles Activities, Maintenance and Beaches

While it is not uncommon to complain that there's nothing for kids to do in the territory, Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White told a group of V.I. lawmakers that's simply not true, and brought a list of programs his department sponsors as proof.

Group to Give 50 Percent Match for Museum Donations

GlobalGiving will match online donations to the Virgin Islands Children's Museum from Monday to Friday this week, Sept. 14-18. Donations of as much as $50 will be matched at 50 percent.
Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifies before an October hearing. (File photo)

Territory to Receive More Pandemic Unemployment Relief, Eventually

The Labor Department met the Sept. 10 deadline to apply for the Lost Wages Assistance Program, a stopgap measure while Congress hammers out a second pandemic relief package – but the money won’t flow anytime soon.
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Friends of the Park Seek Accountability for Caneel Contamination

Seven sites on the Caneel Bay Resort property have been contaminated over the years by pollutants that are hazardous to creatures on land and in the sea.

St. Croix Native Creates Jewelry Brand

Udall Caribbean, a jewelry brand whose products connect consumers to Caribbean heroes and heroines of the past while celebrating the region’s rich culture and heritage, launched an eBoutique on Sept. 9.

Education Officials Urge Patience as Virtual School Set to Resume on Sept. 14

Parents are urged to have patience and summon the proverbial village as the virtual school year starts on Sept. 14 after multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AG: Child Support and Paternity Hearings Have Ground to a Halt

Despite the abilities of the V.I. Supreme and Superior Courts to conduct virtual hearings, child support and paternity hearings have halted since the pandemic hit in March, Attorney General Denise George told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.

Tropical Wave Journeying West Across Atlantic

A tropical wave located a few hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms and is likely to undergo tropical development as it moves west across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean.

Applications for Absentee Voting Now Available

Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes is urging Virgin Islanders to apply now if they plan to vote via absentee ballot in the Nov. 3 general election that is just over seven weeks away.

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