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The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

20 Infected With COVID-19 at St. Thomas Jail – None Yet at STX Jail

Twenty people recently tested positive for COVID-19 at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Complex or St. Thomas Jail, according to the Bureau of Corrections. The St. Croix jail has not had a confirmed case but has not had everyone tested. 

Southgate Coastal Preserve Spruces Up for Visitors

With two staff members and several enthusiastic and talented volunteers, the Southgate Coastal Preserve has become more welcoming in the last few months to hikers, birders and beach goers with benches, signs and even a bridge.

Bryan: More Contagion Enforcement for Restaurants, Boaters and Fines for Not Wearing Masks

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued new COVID-19 mandates, limiting funerals to groups of 10, closure of restaurants that don’t comply with safety orders, confiscating boats that engage in “rafting” and fines for those not wearing a mask where it is required.

Senate Extends USVI’s State of Emergency

The Legislature on Monday approved Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s request to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency through October, during a special session.

Rumors of COVID Closings Dismissed at Press Conference

Discussions between Government House and businesses gaming out potential options fed inaccurate rumors of COVID closures over the weekend.

Legislators Attempt to Combat Tire Disposal Dilemma

The U.S. Virgin Islands has struggled with tire disposal for over a decade, with countless reports of discarded tires showing up in mangroves, tucked into lush island vegetation and piled high in back streets.
Sunday afternoon satellite photo shows Invest 95-L to the right, as it makes its way west towards the Caribbean. (NOAA satellite photo)

Invest 95-L Shows Potential for Tropical Development

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continue to show signs of organization, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 2 p.m. Sunday update.

Committee Moves to Increase Fines for Price Gouging

A V.I. Senate committee on Friday unanimously forwarded a bill that would make raising prices on goods or services during a state of emergency a misdemeanor that could result in a fine between $1,000 and $5,000 per infraction.

Public Schools Won’t Reopen Until 2021

Education officials informed senators Thursday that public schools will not be reopening in the fall as planned, and will be entirely virtual for at least the first semester of the school year from September to December. 

UVI RTPark Hopes to Build Tech Village on Agricultural Land

Senators learned at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing that the 30-acre Tech Village project being undertaken by the University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park is slated to be built on agricultural land across from the St. Croix campus.

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