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January 22nd, 2023
COVID-19 cases surge to 247 on St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health 9DoH) on Friday, January 20, 2023, urged residents to take steps aimed at protecting their health as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge on St Croix, with the department registering 247 cases on the island as of Friday.

January 10th, 2023
USVI Governor tests Positive for Covid-19


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, January 9, 2023, Government House has announced. The positive test result precluded Mr Bryan from attending the swearing-in ceraemony of the 35th Legislature on Monday.

January 5th, 2023
Fake COVID-19 circular ‘did not come from BVI Gov’t’- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has advised against a fake circular on an XBB variant of the COVID-19 virus, where persons have been advised to wear a mask over an alleged new variant of the COVID-Omicron XBB considered deadly and not easy to detect correctly.

December 26th, 2022
As 2022 ends, VI almost 100% back to pre-pandemic life– Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister of Communications, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has expressed gratitude that the Virgin Islands (VI) is well on its way to pre-pandemic life following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the territory.

December 11th, 2022
Governor’s Office staff get COVID-19 boosters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although COVID-19 isn’t getting the attention it used to and it is unclear what is the number of active cases in the territory, some persons are not yet dropping their guard.

December 1st, 2022
799 new businesses opened in 2020 & 2021 during pandemic– Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Despite the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with a decline in employment during the 2020 and 2021 period due to the temporary or permanent closure of some businesses, some 548 and 251 new businesses opened in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

November 23rd, 2022
UK will not suspend VI Constitution– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talkshow host and clergyman Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has opined that the United Kingdom (UK) will not suspend the constitution of the Virgin Islands (VI ) and, therefore, the people of the territory should stop putting energy into fighting the colonial power on that front.

November 10th, 2022
VI must do everything to protect ‘golden goose’ financial services sector– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talk show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to do all they can to protect the local financial services sector, referred to as the ‘Golden Goose’, which continues to come under constant attack from outside forces.

October 6th, 2022
Ex-judge opens COVID inquiry into UK handling of pandemic

LONDON, United Kingdom- A retired judge opened a public inquiry on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, into how Britain handled the coronavirus pandemic, saying bereaved families and those who suffered would be at the heart of the proceedings.

September 6th, 2022
12 Active COVID-19 cases currently in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands is reporting there are 12 active cases of COVID-19 currently in the territory with the majority of those cases on Tortola.

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