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A many enjoys an early morning swim at Magens Bay. Such simple pleasures are on hold due to Gov, Albert Bryan Jrs.. order closing the beaches. (Source file photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

There Might Have Been Other Steps Before Closing the Beaches

As we watched ignorant, self-absorbed individuals ignore the pleas of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. to keep our distance, our greatest fear was that the many who have done as requested and need the stress relief of sun, salt water and some breathing room would suffer.

Government House Schedules Radio Interviews

Gov. Bryan encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas and comments.
Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin testifies during Tuesday’s Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development meeting. (V.I. Leguslature photo)

Public Schools to Remain Closed Through April 30

The move is in line with the extension of Gov. Albert Bryan’s stay-at-home order, which remains in effect through April 30, in order to slow the local spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Customs and Border Protection Changes Hours of Operation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hours of operation at the Cyril E. King Airport will change to 0800 – 1600 hours daily.

Prayer Resounds Across Territory Despite Empty Churches

As church after church closes its doors in response to the executive order to limit large gatherings, they are finding new ways to reach the faithful.
Caroline Fawkes testifies before the Senate Finance Committee. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Elections System Cutting Candidate Contact to Keep Safe

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.

Government Agencies Update Changes to Normal Operations in Response to COVID-19

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus and in adherence to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several departments and agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands have implemented steps to minimize person-to-person contact at their offices. The changes were made April 2.

VITEMA Remains Focused on Risk Planning in the Territory

VITEMA is making certain that all risk planning for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season remains uninterrupted during the territory’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blyden Marine Terminal Customs and Border Protection to Relocate Temporarily

All vessels requiring Customs and Border Protection inspection will be processed at the Yacht Haven Grande Office.

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.

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