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Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin heralds the release of the Education Department’s new master plan for facilities during a press conference Monday. (Screen capture)

Education Building ‘Schools of the Future’ Guided by New Master Plan

The Department of Education has released its new facilities master plan, a more than 500-page document available on the department's website, and announced it will hold a virtual public forum on the plan Thursday.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. announces tighter restrictions for Limetree Bay employees as COVID-19 cases climb, along with additional screening for visitors coming in from states with high infection rates. (Screen capture)

Tighter Restrictions Implemented on Travelers from High Infection States

With COVID-19 infection rates continuing to climb locally, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday that tighter restrictions on Limetree Bay contractors and travelers coming in from Arizona, Florida and Texas will help limit exposure of the coronavirus.
File photo shows Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. with Health Commissioner Justa E. Encarnacion. On Monday Bryan called on the Senate to approve a 60-day extension to the current State of Emergency declaration. (Government House photo)

Bryan Requests 60-Day Extension on State of Emergency

A bill extending the current State of Emergency, which was set to expire on Saturday, to Sept. 9 was submitted to the Legislature Monday by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., along with a request for the body to act quickly and approve it.

Restrictions Tighten for Beaches, Bars and Visitors Arriving from Hotspot States

With a total positive COVID-19 count of 98 as of Thursday evening, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced new restrictions on beaches starting Friday and at bars effective immediately.

Experiences as a Doctor, Family Man and Human Inform Dante Galiber’s...

In between tennis matches or discussions with his wife, Dante Galiber is known for pausing to write something down. It’s his modus operandi after a profound thought, and he’s managed to pen 458 of them in his recently published book “Quotes from the Quiver.”
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

CEO Says Kragel ‘No Longer Employed’ at WAPA

Following an internal review completed after its board met in executive session Monday, the V.I. Water and Power Authority confirmed Tuesday night that deputy legal counsel, Mark Kragel is no longer employed by the utility.
Protesters demonstrate in front of the V.I. Water and Power Authority office in Sunny Isle on St. Croix. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

Protestors Call for Ouster of WAPA Official Who Posted Racially Charged...

A group of angry Virgin Islanders staged a demonstration Tuesday at the St. Croix office of the Water and Power Authority to protest racially charged statements made on social media by Mark Kragel.
Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas is peppered by questions from the Senate Finance Committee Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Investigates Racist FB Post by Deputy Legal Counsel

Denouncing statements made on social media by its deputy legal counsel, WAPA officials determined Monday that the power to fire him lays in the hands of the utility’s executive director.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. warns that businesses may be shutdown if public health guidelines are not enforced.

Bryan Threatens Noncomplying Businesses with Shutdown as COVID Cases Climb

With five new COVID-19 cases reported in the territory, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. pleaded with residents on Monday to wear masks and practice social distancing.
'Mighty Pat' sings in the 2019 Calypso Monarch competition, capturing the second runner-up title. (Sourc file photo by Melody Rames)

Calypsonian Mighty Pat Records ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and ‘Coronavirus’

Calypsonian Samuel "Mighty Pat" Ferdinand has released two new songs, “I Can’t Breathe,” in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests, and “Coronavirus,” to encourage reflection of the global pandemic.

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