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First USVI COVID-19 death reported

In a tragic milestone, the U.S. Virgin Islands saw its first confirmed COVID-19 death over the weekend, the Health Department reported Sunday. The report does not say who or where.
Blyden Terminal, St. Thomas (File photo)

Port Authority Waives Late Rent, Fees

The V.I. Port Authority governing board met in an unannounced closed meeting on Tuesday, March 31, and voted to authorize Executive Director Carlton Dowe to temporarily waive late charges and other financial fees for its tenants.

Remote Learning Comes With New Challenges and Concerns: Part Two

Now at the end of the second week of online education, teachers and students in 14 public, 10 religious, and four private on St. Croix are adjusting to their new way of life. Some are going with the flow, while others are feeling thrust against the current.

Remote Learning Comes With New Challenges and Concerns: Part One

With 22 active K-12 public schools and a dozen or so private schools in the Virgin Islands attempting to do a complete revamp of how students are taught, there are as many experiences as there are students, teachers and administrators.
U.S. Capitol (Shutterstock image)

Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for USVI

President Donald Trump granted a major disaster declaration for the territory on Tuesday, triggering the release of federal funds to mitigate the health and economic devastation brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, Government House reported Thursday.

Virgin Islands Athletes Shift Focus to 2021 After 2020 Olympic Games Postponed

While the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo until next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to save lives, the decision made an impact on athletes who planned on representing the U.S. Virgin Islands on the big stage.

Cooking in the Time of Corona: Quinoa Avocado Salad

Avocado is a magic fruit to me. I stalk them. Friends in the neighborhood know of my avocado addiction and either offer them to me or tell me their trees “haven’t fruited this year.” Either way, there is usually a way to find them on the islands.

USVI COVID-19 Count at 37

Seven more Virgin Islanders' test results came back positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. bringing the territory's total to 37.
Patient on a ventilator. (Shutterstock)

Unless People ‘Shelter in Place,’ V.I. Hospitals May Be Overwhelmed

If V.I. residents “shelter in place” as Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. directed and we are lucky, a peak of 117 or so COVID-19 patients may need hospitalization at one time, V.I. Health Department officials project.

A Look Back on Aliyah Boston’s Freshman Season

This upcoming weekend would have been the NCAA Women’s Division 1 basketball Final Four competition, and it’s very likely that South Carolina, and Virgin Islander Aliyah Boston, would have been taking part in the national semifinals.

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