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January 13th, 2021
2 USVI police officers, National Guards held in US cocaine bust

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Two police officers from the St Thomas-St John District, a former [US] Virgin Islands Port Authority enforcement officer and other persons, including members of the USVI National Guard were caught in Florida's Opa-Locka County with over 300 kilos of cocaine, well-placed sources with knowledge of the bust have told the Consortium.

January 2nd, 2021
New COVID-19 strain reaches Florida; USVI on high alert

VI CONSORTIUM

FLORIDA, USA - The new COVID-19 variant said to be up to 70 per cent more contagious than the current strain has been reported in Florida, coming closer to the USVI, as Florida is a major hub of travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

December 31st, 2020
No entry to USVI without COVID-19 negative test from Jan 18, 2021

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE ALMALE, St. Thomas, USVI - USVI Governor Albert Bryan Jr announced on Thursday afternoon, December 31, 2020,that beginning Jan. 18, no one will be allowed to enter the U.S. Virgin Islands via air travel without a negative COVID-19 test, an action he said is being undertaken in partnership with airlines.

December 29th, 2020
USVIPD warns against firing gunshots in air

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALE, St Thomas, USVI - The USVI Police Department is urging locals with guns to abstain from firing gunshots into the air on New Year's Eve, as the result could turn deadly and those responsible could be jailed.

December 23rd, 2020
Estimated 260 in USVI including Gov Bryan took COVID-19 vaccine

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALE, St. Thomas, USVI - About 260 persons in the USVI received Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shots last week, according to the USVI Department of Health, among them was Governor Albert Bryan, who during his Monday press briefing encouraged Virgin Islanders to get vaccinated.

December 14th, 2020
975 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine arrives in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The first of multiple COVID-19 vaccines arrived on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) today, December 14, 2020, the [US] VI Department of Health (DoH) has announced. During Governor Albert A. Bryan's weekly COVID-19 response update earlier in the day, it was also revealed that the Moderna vaccine will be in the USVI next week.

December 10th, 2020
166 active COVID-19 cases in USVI as pandemic rages on

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday night, December 9, 2020, reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 in the US territory, with St Croix accounting for a plurality of infections at 73.

December 5th, 2020
70 new COVID-19 cases in three days for USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALE, St Thomas, USVI - COVID-19 is yet again on the rise in the United States Virgin Islands, with the USVI Department of Health reporting 20 new cases on Friday, December 4, 2020, for a total of 70 cases in three days, according to data provided by the health department.

November 28th, 2020
DR National gets 24-month sentence after entering USVI illegally from VI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Jose Fatima Rosario-Remigio was sentenced Wednesday, November 25, 2020, on his conviction for illegal re-entry into the United States, US Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

November 17th, 2020
USVI on list to receive COVID-19 vaccine same time with US

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands Department of Health Territorial Epidemiologist, Dr Esther Ellis, said Monday, November 16, 2020, during the Albert A. Bryan administration's COVID-19 briefing that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is on the list to receive vaccine doses at the same time with the United States, once a vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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