The Virgin Islands does not have its Primary Election until Aug. 1 but, like everything else, it is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those who willfully violate emergency executive orders and directives of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion during the declared state of emergency could face criminal consequences.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced that all public beaches in the territory were closed effective immediately in an effort to keep gatherings down and residents off the streets.
St. Croix native Tim Duncan was announced as a member of a star-studded 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a nine-member group also includes Kevin Garnett and the late Kobe Bryant.
The first person to die in the U.S. Virgin Islands of COVID-19, was an 85-year-old male St. Thomas resident with underlying medical conditions.
On Sunday, beachgoers and Magens Bay personnel expressed concern about the startling sight of about 18 or more yachts moored in the waters adjacent to the most populated beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Work on the 2020 census remains stalled in the Virgin Islands due to efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, but officials are hopeful they can complete the work by a late September deadline.