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St. Croix’s Legendary ‘Junie Bomba’ Receives Community Support

St. Croix sailor, musician, teacher, artist and conch shell blower Wilfred “Junie Bomba” Allick is asking his community for help. Bomba is legally blind and has stage 4 prostate cancer.

Bryan: Vaccination Can Help Lower Territory’s COVID Numbers

With a COVID positivity rate of 1.8 percent this week, up from 1.1 percent the week before, officials said new cases of the virus are still being confirmed within the territory, but increased vaccination can bring them to zero.

‘1 Night, 1 Fete’ Shows Off New Event ‘Paradigm,’ Tourism Officials Say

On what would have been one of the biggest nights of V.I. Carnival, Children’s Parade Day, Tourism officials presented “1 Night, 1 Fete,” an event they said could mark a new paradigm for public events during the pandemic.

V.I. Officials Remind Public to Follow COVID Safety Guidelines

While remaining cautiously optimistic about a 1.4 percent weekly positivity rate, officials cautioned on Monday that it is easy for the territory to “take a step back” if residents don’t follow safety guidelines.

Police Say They Expect to Make Arrests in Monday’s STX Murders

With active investigations ongoing, the top brass of the V.I. Police Department released few details about two separate shooting incidents on St. Croix Monday night that left three men dead, but did say they expected to solve both cases in “short order.”

Gov. Eases Beach, Restaurant Restrictions as COVID Numbers Stay Low

Citing a continued decrease in new COVID-19 cases, with 51 active cases currently being tracked, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said Monday that he felt comfortable easing restrictions on weekend and holiday beach closings and restaurant seating.

Governor Nominates Bosede Bruce for Finance Commissioner

Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. announced Monday the appointment of Bosede Bruce as his nominee to lead the Finance Department, praising her more than two decades of experience in accounting and finance.

Wind Change Bringing Volcanic Ash and Sahara Dust *Update: No USVI Impact*

While the territory has thus far escaped dust from the La Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent, the National Weather Service projects that changes in wind direction will bring ash – and more Sahara dust – on Thursday.

Garden Street Walkthrough Continues Community Policing on STT

A walkthrough of Garden Street in Charlotte Amalie gave stakeholders the chance to take part in a community policing effort to identify and tackle top issues affecting residents across St. Thomas.

Bryan Says USVI has Lowest Positivity Rate Under U.S. Flag

With 14 out of 50 states at high risk for a COVID-19 surge, the U.S. Virgin Islands has one of the lowest weekly positivity rates in the nation at 1.55 percent, with 3,194 residents tested in the past week alone and 64 active cases being tracked.





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