Three more Virgin Islanders died of COVID-19 in the last seven days, bringing the territory's loss to 94, government officials said Tuesday. The news comes as students and school employees prepare to return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 24.
All students and school-based employees will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing in advance of the return to in-person learning at the territory's public schools on Jan. 24, the V.I. Education Department announced Monday.
The attorney general of the Virgin Islands says in spite of a recent verdict against an associate of Jeffrey Epstein, it is still up to the territory's Justice Department to win their civil case in court. Attorney General Denise George recently issued a statement about the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell in federal court on Dec. 29.
Kristen Carmichael-Bowers, the director of the St. John Recovery Choir, has a plan to "blow out the pandemic cobwebs during the next three months."
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park have published "Here, St. John," an oral history about Virgin Islands National Park and St. John that serves to give voice to the heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists.
Students Stress Inclusion, Social Justice and Tolerance as Hebrew Congregation Honors Eight at MLK Awards Ceremony
The universality of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work was not lost on the eight students who spoke to the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas virtually on Friday night about their hopes for steering our community toward a path of tolerance, equitable communication, acceptance, and change.
Staffing shortages were responsible for the temporary closure of the air traffic control tower at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas, which reopened Saturday and reported one cancellation, though the airport itself is open and operating as normal.
Among the many operational challenges occurring at the medical facilities in the territory, it appears that little progress has been made addressing the operations, infrastructure, and disaster recovery projects, as revealed during Friday's senate hearing for the members of the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services.
On Jan. 14, at 5:02 p.m., Shamall Fleming, age 30, of Estate Nazareth, was arrested by the Virgin Islands Police and charged with 1st-degree rape, domestic violence.
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has issued a proclamation in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who is honored around the country with a national holiday that also is a National Day of Service and is celebrated this year on Jan. 17, 2022.
Diara Parsons was in the sixth grade when she tried it and fell head over heels for the game of basketball. She was one of 18 girls that signed up for the Antilles School elementary girls' basketball team that year. Diara played on the Red Team, one of the school's two elementary girl teams. Her team didn't win the championship, but she was hooked.
Senators and testifiers dialoguing Friday about a responsible fatherhood initiative bill made note of this year's Kids Count Data statistics, which show that 58 percent of children under the age of 18 live in single-parent, female-headed households, compared to the national average of 23 percent.
Two of the three remaining major agriculture fairs in the Virgin Islands have postponed their dates based on consideration for the spike in COVID-19 numbers.
On Jan. 13, at 7:38 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Virgin Islands Police Department officers to the Christiansted Boardwalk after receiving a report of a stabbing.