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VICA’s First Pop-Up Exhibit, ‘Dorsch After Dark,’ Takes Off Tuesday

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts will hold its first pop-up exhibit, “Dorsch After Dark,” the new monthly venue that highlights and celebrates local art and talent on St. Croix.

Fraudulent Test Results Being Uploaded to COVID-19 Travel Portal

Within the past week, 64 sets of test results uploaded into the territory’s COVID-19 travel portal have been flagged for authenticity and, in most cases, have been found to be falsified or altered.

Bryan Tells Congress ‘Building Back Better’ Requires Financial Support

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. told the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources that the best support the federal government can offer now is its financial backing.

American Rescue Act Adds Stimulus Payments, Relief for the Territory

Heralding the newly passed American Rescue Act as “landmark” federal legislation, Government House officials detailed Monday what local residents can expect in terms of new relief, including the third round of stimulus payments.

Legislation, Executive Orders Provide Additional Crimefighting Resources

New bills, coupled with a pair of executive orders, are meant to support efforts by the V.I. Police Department to cut gun violence, Government House announced.

Ellis: Vaccinated Residents Can Resume Some Activities at Home

Residents who have completed all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine can resume some activities at home but should stay vigilant when going out in public, according to local Health officials.
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Police Searching for Person of Interest in Tuesday Homicide

Tips from the community have helped the V.I. Police Department identify a person of interest in the murder of 35-year-old Akeem Dore, who was found unresponsive Tuesday night in Oswald Harris Court.

Appeals Court Clears Way for Government to Collect Timeshare Fee

A ruling handed down on Tuesday by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for the U.S. Virgin Islands to keep collecting a $25 per day occupancy fee on timeshare units, which has been challenged by timeshare groups in the territory.

Health Department Website Open for COVID Vaccine Appointments

The opening of public COVID vaccine centers on St. Thomas and St. Croix has increased the access residents 16 years old and older have to the vaccine. Taking it a step further, the government has now made available an online option for booking an appointment.

Federal COVID Relief Nearing Passage; SBA Poised to Help Businesses

As the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue continued Monday issuing 7,000 more COVID relief checks to individuals, officials said there could be more federal aid on the horizon and the Small Business Administration is poised to help local entrepreneurs.

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