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October 21st, 2022
No mask policy for public offices from Nov 1, 2022- Deputy Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer Jr has said the ‘Mask Policy for Public Officers and Offices’ will be discontinued effective November 1, 2022.

June 12th, 2022
Saharan dust continues to persist in Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Saharan dust continues to blow across the Atlantic and several Caribbean islands are feeling its effects.

May 13th, 2022
Hospitalisations increase as COVID-19 surge tops 1,246 cases in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, reported 1,246 active COVID-19 cases, numbers not seen since late December 2021 and early January when the Omicron wave first impacted the US Virgin Islands.

July 25th, 2021
Grim projections put UK returning to lockdown next month

LONDON, United Kingdom- July 19, 2021, was dubbed ‘Freedom Day in the United Kingdom (UK) as face masks become an advised measure as opposed to law, as well as workers returning to offices and social distancing outside limitless; however, freedom may be short-lived as government experts have warned of another deadly pandemic peak by next month.

June 9th, 2021
COVID economy

Thomas C. Famous

A few weeks ago, an announcement was made by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that those who are fully vaccinated would no longer have to wear a mask inside of a store/restaurant.

April 28th, 2021
No mask wearing for fully vaccinated persons - CDC


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don't have to wear masks when performing such activities as riding bikes, jogging alone, hiking, walking or gathering in small groups, said federal health authorities Tuesday, April 27, 2021, marking another major easing of restrictions on the path toward normalcy for the inoculated.

March 9th, 2021
Vaccinated people can gather in small groups without masks- CDC


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday, March 8, 2021, that people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather privately in small groups without wearing masks or social distancing, an announcement that eases restrictions for inoculated individuals as vaccination picks up pace in the United States of America.

August 3rd, 2020
Exemption made for face shield usage instead of masks in certain situations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands and the rest of the world continues to adapt in the COVID-19 era, it is clear there is ‘no one size fits all’ measure.

July 13th, 2020
No legalisation needed for wearing of masks – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Government’s plans to bring legislation making it mandatory for persons to wear masks in a public space, among other measures, are being questioned by controversial ‘man of the cloth’, Bishop John I. Cline.

May 14th, 2020
Police chided for not wearing mask during stop & search

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A stop and search by police in Lower Estate in the vicinity of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) and the E. Walwyn Brewley Softball Park today, May 14, 2020, saw a female officer being scolded for not wearing a mask in public.

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