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The battle surrounding a proposal to build a controversial marina in Coral Bay became even more complicated this week with the removal of one of St. John's Coastal Zone Management Committee members.
Public Services Commission vice-chair Kent Bernier, Sr. tendered his resignation to the governor this week effective at the end of his term on Nov. 20, leaving some members concerned about the commission’s ability to form a quorum after that point.
The launch of a new screening program at the U.S. Virgin Island’s airports discovered one COVID-positive person traveling to St. Croix, according to officials. Since Sunday, a total of 34 tests have been conducted, officials said.
The night-blooming cereus teases us as it opens in the darkened sky after nightfall – closing by dawn and wilting in the light of day. Many of these beauties grow in the wild, while other are planted in outdoor tropical gardens.
Recent predictions by one national data center that put the territory as a leader in COVID-related deaths per capita are based on a “single source that is frequently criticized,” according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health reported via press release on Thursday that an 82-year-old St. Thomas man is the territory's 19th confirmed COVID death.
Last Friday was a red-letter day for the Humane Society of St. Thomas’ Pets with Wings program as 69 of the shelter’s animals were transported stateside to be received by partner shelters and rescue organizations.
The V.I. Department of Education's Division of Operations introduced the first phase of the demolition of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School on St. Croix on Thursday at a virtual community meeting.
While health officials believe the ongoing stay-at-home order has been “effective” in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, the territory’s overall COVID-19 positivity rate and the number of current hospitalizations have prompted a one-week extension order.
The U.S. Virgin Islands will take advantage of an extra $300 a week in supplemental unemployment benefits to help ease the financial strain brought on by the ongoing public health crisis, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said during a Monday news conference.