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USVI Bringing Greater Accessibility to Its Beaches

At least six U.S. Virgin Islands beaches are getting brightly colored vinyl mats called AccessMats that make portable walkways and allow easier access across the sand and to the water.

Sorority Members Participate in MLK Freedom Walk

The Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Epsilon Zeta Chapter and other members of the community gathered early Monday morning to participate in a Freedom Walk in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

CDC and V.I. Health Distribute Health Care Packages For Homeless

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation recently worked with the V.I. Health Department to distribute 1,000 health care supply packages intended for the homeless population in the territory.
A Spirit Airlines jet flies over the tarmac. (Source file photo)

V.I. is Considered Part of United States for Purposes of New Travel Order

Effective Jan. 26, travelers entering the United States and its territories will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the aircraft at their foreign embarkation points.

V.I. Medicaid Supervisor Charged With Embezzling Medicaid Funds

V.I. Department of Justice special agents arrested Kathleen Gussie, on Jan. 15, charging her with several counts of Medicaid Program fraud.
Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a capacity audience at Riverside Church, New York City on April 4, 1967.

MLK Day Poem By DaraMonifah Cooper

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share new works with us. 

Small Clinic Takes Lead in STJ’s COVID Vaccination Effort

Island Health & Wellness Center, which opened in 2017, has taken on the task of providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the estimated 5,000 residents of St. John.

V.I. Guard Members Arrive in Washington D.C. for Inauguration

Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard arrived in the Washington, D.C., area Saturday to support federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th presidential inauguration, which will take place on Wednesday.

Health Officials Urge Patience as Vaccine Demand Overwhelms Workers

Health Department officials are urging patience as the people who are already responsible for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and care roll out a vaccination program without any additional manpower.

Magens Bay Board Grapples with Onslaught of Charter Yachts

As more and more charter yachts seek harbor in Magens Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic that has prevented them from traveling to neighboring Caribbean destinations, the authority that governs the beach park is facing new headaches.

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