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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)

COVID-19 Slashes Port Authority’s Marine and Aviation Revenue

The additional 100 day “No Sail” order put out by the Centers for Disease Control, in combination with airlines pulling flights from their schedules, has impacted the Virgin Islands Port Authority.

Velinor Calls for Community Help in Hospital Ground Violence

Only one life so far has succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the territory, but V.I. Police Department Commissioner Trevor Velinor said the recent homicides in the Hospital Ground area have taken three lives, including one Friday morning, and injured two more.
An unusual number of boats are moored in Brewers Bay. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Despite Influx of Vessels, Boaters Say They’re Not the Enemy

Public concerns over sewage dumping, removal of garbage and the possible importation of cases of the new coronavirus into the territory has surrounded the hundreds of vessels dotting the coastlines of the Virgin Islands.

Airbnb Accepting Reservations Despite USVI’s 30-Day Pause *Update*

Airbnb is still accepting reservations for accommodations in the U.S. Virgin Islands despite Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s moratorium on guests seeking to travel to the Virgin Islands in the next 30 days.
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.
The Virgin Islands National Guard greets participants to a tour of the 210th Regional Training Institute, which might be used to support the territory's efforts against the new coronavirus and COVID19. anticipates requests from the Department of Defense for the utilization of VING federal facilities to support local COVID19 requirements. (Photo by Capt. Marcia Bruno)

VING Anticipates Requests to Use Facilities in Fighting Coronavirus

Brig. Gen. Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, adjutant general of the V.I. National Guard on Monday led a staff walk-through of the 210th Regional Training Institute and dining facility at the Estate Bethlehem compound.
Airport STT Phase 2-4: The Port Authority estimates that it will take six to eight years to complete construction phases two through four on the Cyril E. King Airport. (Artist's rendering provided by VIPA)

VIPA Says Construction to Begin Soon on Territory’s Airports

The Virgin Islands Port Authority will start spending the $27 million received last year as a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration to begin construction on the Cyril E. King and Henry E. Rohlsen airports.

Schneider Hospital Executives Say Virus Is Coming but We’re Prepared

There is no wall built around the territory that is going to keep out the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 illness and it is only a matter of time before the territory sees it first cases.

HFA Touts Breakthroughs in Housing Programs

Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority Executive Director Daryl Griffith confirmed Wednesday that both the home ownership conversion program for Lovenlund and Bellevue communities and the EnVIsion Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction program, are in full swing.
AT&T Legal Counsel Tom Bolt testifies before Wednesday’s committee. (Photo by Chaunte Herbert for the V.I. Legislature)

AT&T Leaves STJ Without Internet, Creates $100,000 Mistake

The “Call Before You Dig” bill did not stop AT&T from unintentionally cutting Virgin Islands Next Generation Network’s backbone fiber line on St. Thomas, leaving St. John without internet access for four hours.

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