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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Local government

Historic Preservation Commission Cancels April Meetings

The Virgin Islands Historic Preservation Commission's St. Croix Historic Preservation Committee and St. Thomas-St. John Historic Preservation Committee have canceled their scheduled April meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

USVI Department of Tourism Gives Extensive Update on Coronavirus Impact

Leisure visitors are strongly encouraged to remain at home and follow COVID-19 prevention rules. Business travelers, flight crews, health officials, emergency personnel, government guests and persons who reside in the U.S.V.I. may travel to and from the territory.

Attorney General George Issues Alert After Reports of COVID-19 Scams

“It is more important than ever during these trying times that residents remain vigilant by using a commonsense approach during online shopping, charitable and business interactions, as well as in communications with those offering what seem to be too-good-to-be-true opportunities,” Denise George said.
The Bank of St. Croix in Gallows Bay, where a 2016 robbery took place that Damian Lang was accused of taking part in. He was cleared when a judge overturned a jury verdict.

Roach Convenes COVID-19 Banking Board Meeting With Territory’s Banks

Throughout the meeting, the members shared concerns regarding access for customers to banking services. Bank officials from Banco Popular, First Bank, the Bank of St. Croix, Merchants Commercial Bank and Oriental Bank all provided information.

SAMHSA to Fund $110 Million in Emergency Grants for Treatment of Substance Abuse, Mental...

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 (Short Title: Emergency COVID-19).

Census 2020 Offices to Close Through April 30

Office and field staff will obey the Government of the Virgin Islands’ extension of an emergency stay-at-home order until further notice.

Governor Urges Businesses to Take Advantage of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

Under the program, employers of businesses of 500 or fewer employees can get a low-interest loan, and the SBA will forgive the loan if all employees are kept on the job for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.

VING to Support Screening Protocols at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

The protocols will provide additional measures to prevent further exposure and infections among the population. They consist of screening criteria established to identify passengers who could possibly be infected with the coronavirus.

HUD Moves to Make $1.7 Million of COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to USVI

After President Trump signed the CARES Act, Secretary Ben Carson directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to immediately begin allocating $3.064 billion to help America’s low-income families and most vulnerable citizens.
Barbara Jackson-McIntosh (File photo)

Bureau of Motor Vehicles to Remain Closed Until May 4

Drivers' licenses and vehicle registrations will be extended for 60 days during this State of Emergency. However, the community can take advantage of the bureau’s online vehicle registration process.

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