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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.

St. John Rescue Finishing Up New Headquarters

On Tuesday, Bob Malacarne, president of the board of St. John Rescue, heard welcome words – "You've got your certificate of occupancy – spoken by Marvin Vaughan, the construction manager for the V.I. Housing Finance Authority.

Virtual Forum Seeks Path to Putting Student Athletes Back at Play

A virtual forum on Tuesday brought student athletes together with coaches, officials, media and other figures from the territory's sports community to brainstorm how to get them back into action.

Report: USVI Could Top the World in Per Capita Pandemic Deaths

A study out of the UW School of Medicine forecasts worldwide COVID-19 deaths could top four million by the end of the year, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is likely to see some of the worst fatalities per capita in the world.

Coastweeks Beach Cleanup Postponed in Face of Pandemic

Coastweeks, an annual beach cleanup event, will have to be delayed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. During Coastweeks, the U.S. Virgin Islands contributes beach cleanup data to the International Coastal Cleanup, which is organized by the Ocean Conservancy.

Business Owner Shifts Gears, Promotes Face Masks

Hurricanes. Pandemic. Economic shutdown. What’s a Virgin Islands entrepreneur to do? Whatever it takes, say the determined ones. For Sybille Sorrentino, that means expanding her outdoor recreation business to include online retail sales.

Tropical Storm Paulette Develops, Likely to Pass Well North of V.I.

The tropical depression that formed Sunday night has developed into Tropical Storm Paulette, the National Hurricane Center announced in its 11 a.m. Monday update, but the system does not appear to pose a threat to the V.I.

Bryan to Move Territory to Safer-at-Home Level on Tuesday

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. expects to issue an executive order moving the V.I. to the Safer-at-Home phase of its COVID-19 strategy on Tuesday, including allowing dining in at restaurants, but the Stay-at-Home order will remain in effect through Labor Day.

New Day Cafe and Workshop Offers Path for Youth Training on STJ

For years, St. John residents have been looking at the vocational programs including carpentry, culinary arts and marine trades offered by My Brother’s Workshop and asking, “Why can’t we have something like this on St. John?”
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

DOH Reports First COVID-19 Death on St. John

The Department of Health reports a 59-year-old St. John man has died of COVID-19, marking the first fatality from the virus on the island.





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