ST. THOMAS — Amid fears of a growing pandemic and a territory mired in anxiety came the birth of three healthy baby boys — triplets — at Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas, the first set of triplets born at the hospital in nearly five years and a welcome reminder that life, even in dark times,…
The V.I. Department of Human Services reminded the public on Monday that the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or D-SNAP has not been implemented in the territory.
With one confirmed case of COVID-19 among contractors living at “Man Camp” on St. Croix, Limetree Bay is taking extra precautions to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The Community and Police Association is asking the community to drop off donations of for the organization’s Seniors and Persons with Special Needs Relief Drive. Originally ending last Saturday, donation drop-off has been extended to Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the following l…
TORTOLA — Ahead of results returning from the lab in Trinidad and Tobago, British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie announced over the weekend that he’s seeking U.K. assistance in enlisting 30 Cuban doctors to help the territory fight COVID-19.
The V.I. Education Department on Sunday announced changes to its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” meal distribution sites, effective today.
Luis Hospital on St. Croix has 14 ventilators ready for use and an additional 20 one-time-use ventilators. The numbers were misstated in Saturday’s edition of The Daily News.
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority reaffirmed Saturday that it will not disconnect delinquent electrical and potable water service accounts for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Small business owners have one more day to participate in a short online survey by the V.I. Economic Development Authority, which is trying to assess how the coronavirus has affected the small business community.
The V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and V.I. Police Department are encouraging families to choose one member of their household to do the grocery shopping as a way to prevent large crowds and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Photo by Lucy Sutton James Cobb, left foreground, and James Anderson record and live stream Sunday’s service at the St, Thomas Reformed Church. Pastor Jeff Neevel, right, conducts the service while Music Director Chanelle Schaffer, left Andrea Lee and Lori Abbotts assist with music.
TORTOLA — A local bishop was among eight people detained within the first 48 hours of the British Virgin Islands curfew law that began at 8 p.m. on Friday and runs to 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Press Department.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health on Saturday announced three new positive cases of the COVID-19 virus, including the first confirmed case on St. John.This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to 22 — 11 on St. Croix, 10 on St. Thomas, and one on St. John.All three new confirme…
Eleven Senators met for an emergency Legislative session Friday on St. Thomas to approve several urgent bills related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett on Friday applauded the passage of a historic $2 trillion stimulus package that aims to bolster an economy staggering under the weight of the COVID-19 virus.
V.I. Health officials are projecting more than 100 hospitalizations in the territory as a result of the COVID-19 virus, with a peak period to hit in just over three weeks.
Luis Hospital on St. Croix has announced the opening of a newly refurbished Intensive Care Unit, which adds another 12 rooms to the facility’s bed capacity and a potential isolation ward amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Rollout of the Education Department’s “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” initiative did not go as planned Thursday, and only half of the eight meal distribution sites on St. Croix opened to provide food to students.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health will be able to conduct on-island testing for the COVID-19 virus starting Monday, a breakthrough expected to turn around test results within 24 hours.
TORTOLA — Premier Andrew Fahie announced Thursday afternoon the first two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus after test results were returned from a lab in Trinidad and Tobago a day earlier.
In anticipation of a COVID-19-related slump, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Wednesday requested the Legislature approve $60 million to supplement government operations.
In addition to sanitizing shopping carts and checkout areas, grocery stores in the territory are ensuring that the elderly — the most vulnerable group to the COVID-19 virus — are given the time, space and safety to shop for essentials.
Though there are still zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 on St. John, the island’s businesses are following the governor’s directives regarding social isolation and public gatherings.
Among the new realities of a territory coping with the COVID-19 virus is the long line of laid-off workers standing outside the V.I. Department of Labor, each seeking unemployment insurance as businesses across the Virgin Islands go dark.
The V.I. Emergency Territorial Management Agency announced Tuesday that Barbara Petersen has been hired to serve as the Agency’s Assistant Director and Steve De Blasio will serve as the Deputy Director of Logistics.
The captain of a container ship was rushed to Schneider Hospital by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew Monday after suffering symptoms of a possible stroke.
In an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, several departments and agencies of the V.I. government have implemented steps to minimize person-to-person contact at their offices.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday announced new measures to soften the blow of the pervasive COVID-19 virus, as the number of confirmed cases in the territory jumped to 17 over the weekend.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request for a disaster declaration, a decision that is expected to mitigate the territory’s crippling financial losses caused by the COVID-19 virus.
The criminal case against three men accused of embezzling millions in federal funding to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has been dismissed, but the prosecutors and defendants are still pursuing appeals in V.I. Supreme Court.
ST. CROIX — As banking services are deemed essential under Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s partial economic shutdown to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Virgin Islands, Banco Popular tellers got creative on Monday.
ST. THOMAS — A Guyanese man was arrested on St. Thomas and charged with illegally re-entering the country as an aggravated felon, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the territory more than doubled over the weekend, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced new measures to slow the spread of the virus, including closing guest accommodations to new visitors, sending non-essential government employees home immediately and ordering …
TORTOLA — As the novel coronavirus spread across the Caribbean with just the Turks and Caicos Islands, Anguilla, St. Kitts-Nevis and the British Virgin Islands yet to report a case, the territory sealed its borders Sunday.
V.I. Attorney General Denise George said she’s working with victims of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to establish a fair and equitable compensation fund, but “significant issues remain” with Epstein’s estate.
Carmen Golden, the longest-serving member of the Board of Elections in Virgin Islands history, died early Saturday morning at age 80 after a second bout with cancer.
ST. THOMAS — My Brother’s Workshop on St. Thomas has started collecting donations of essential care items for distribution to vulnerable groups during the coronavirus pandemic quarantine period.
A contractor at Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix has died after falling from the third flood of a condominium complex, according to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima.