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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.
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.

NOAA: Hurricane Season Has Already Broken Records, Could be ‘Extremely Active’

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

Horace Clarke, Fifth Virgin Islander in Major League Baseball, Passes Away at 81

Horace Clarke, a former professional baseball player for the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres who was born on St. Croix, passed away Wednesday at the age of 81. 

Bryan Asks for 60 Day State of Emergency Extension

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has sent a request to the Legislature to extend the territory's state of emergency order another 60 days, from Aug. 10 to Oct. 9.

Workers Hurry to Complete Virgin Islands Census

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it will discontinue counting the nation's population at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. The local organization is ahead of the game and initially planned to complete its tally by that date.

Save Coral Bay Sues to Shut Down Marina Development

Save Coral Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization has filed a lawsuit against the governor of the Virgin Islands and the Summer’s End Group LLC to block the construction of a marina in Coral Bay.

U.S. Attorney Reminds USVI Residents that Cockfighting Is Prohibited

U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert advised residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands that animal fighting, including cockfighting, is prohibited by federal law.

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