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Members of the panel discuss the Virgin Islands protocols: clockwise from upper left, Assistant Commissioner Alani Henneman-Todman,CHTA Chief Operating Officer Vanessa Ledesma Commissioner Joseph Boschulte, and Lisa Hamliton, president of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association. (Screen capture of streamed program)

USVI Shares Its Reopening Protocols with Others in Caribbean

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association held a virtual panel Tuesday sharing the U.S. Virgin Islands' reopening protocols with other members in the region, providing insight on reigniting tourism in the Caribbean.
A lionfish scavenges a reef off Secret Harbor, St. Thomas. (Source photo by Dave MacVean)

Virtual ‘Science Saturday’ Serves Lionfish and Kids

This Saturday, May 9, Kitty Edwards of the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources will host her second virtual edition of Science Saturday. Interested children and families are invited to watch the dissection of a lionfish.
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.

V.I. Ports Maintaining Critical Operations

The Virgin Islands Port Authority does not foresee a shortage of critical, imported supplies over the next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
'We are hoping for the best, but we are preparing for the worst,' Gov. Albert Bryan said Monday in discussing the new coronavirus. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Bryan Confirms USVI’s Second Case of Coronavirus

The second case of the new coronavirus in the USVI was confirmed Monday by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. The territory’s first case, on St. Croix, was confirmed Friday. Monday’s case is from the St. Thomas/St. John District.

Delays May Be Over at STT Airport and Blyden Marine Terminal

After two weeks of long lines at Cyril E. King Airport and Edward W. Blyden IV Marine Terminal on St. Thomas, repairs to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection screening areas have been completed and normal operations will resume Friday.

Local Sailor at Top of Racing Profession

Today, top sailors are full-time professional athletes, and Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield, 31, is at the height of his profession. Canfield holds a reputation among sailors for winning multiple world championships in multiple boats since 2013.
Passengers crowd into the Cyril E. King Airport Thursday to get the first fights out. (V.I. Port Authority photo)

Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Opening Welcome Center at STT Airport

A welcome center in the Cyril E. King Airport will do just that in preparation for the anticipated grand opening of the U.S. Virgin Islands' largest resort, the Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort and Spa on St. Thomas.
Blyden Terminal, St. Thomas (File photo)

Port Authority Working Out Delays at USVI Air, Sea Ports

Delays continue at the St. Thomas airport as Port Authority contractors are still fixing an unexplained environmental issue found during construction, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
In 2017 sunken yachts lined Brenner Bay, St. Thomas, 2017. (Source file photo)

Debris Removal from Territory Coastlines Making Strides

Ongoing efforts to remove debris and sunken vessels along the USVI coastline involve a partnership of federal agencies, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and community organizations.

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