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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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First COVID-19 Vaccines Administered in the Territory

An interventional nephrologist on St. Croix and an infectious disease physician on St. Thomas were among the clinical healthcare staff in the Virgin Islands to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Senate Approves Permits for Summer’s End Marina on STJ

At a session lasting more than six hours on Friday, the Senate approved a bill to ratify permits that will allow the Summer's End Marina project in Coral Bay, St. John, to move forward.

Caneel Bay Agreement Greeted with Mixed Reaction

A news release sent out Wednesday announcing an agreement between the operator of the shuttered Caneel Bay Resort and the Department of the Interior drew a mixed reaction on St. John.

Island Green and Gifft Hill School Launch Aquaponics Facility

Gifft Hill School and Island Green Living Association on Wednesday launched an "aquaponics" system at the school, an agricultural system that combines hydroponics and aquaculture.

Beach Accessibility Bill Advances, Brings Beaches Closer to ADA Compliance

The Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary advanced legislation at its Thursday hearing that, if signed into law, would bring the territory’s beaches closer to compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

Interior, EHI Agree to Re-enter Lease Negotiations and Continue Assessment at Caneel Bay Resort

The U.S. Department of the Interior and EHI Acquisitions LLC (EHI is an affiliate of CBI Acquisitions LLC, which is the current operator of Caneel Bay Resort), announced Wednesday that they have  reached an  understanding  to move forward with negotiations toward a long-term lease for  Caneel  Bay Resort

GERS Collapse, Part 2: Pension Cuts Would ‘Devastate’ Retirees

What would you do if you had to choose between paying your light bill, buying groceries or purchasing medication? Virgin Islands retirees may have to make those tough choices in the coming year.

World Triathlon Federation Honors V.I.’s Theresa Harper

The World Triathlon Federation honored Theresa Harper of St. Croix with the Women’s Committee Award of Excellence for her service to the Virgin Islands community, especially to women and youth.

Tourism Figures Worse Amid Pandemic Than After Hurricanes

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tourism revenue to plummet in the U.S. Virgin Islands, hitting the territory's tourism economy worse than hurricanes Irma and Maria did.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

St. John Suddenly Spiking In Positive test Results for COVID-19

With less than a tenth the population of either St. Thomas or St. Croix and accounting for around 4 percent of the territory's population, tiny St. John had as many new positive tests for COVID 19 Thursday as both of the bigger islands combined.





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