USVI GOVERNOR BRYAN ANNOUNCES “SOFT TWO WEEK” SHUTDOWN FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

(VI CONSORTIUM) – Governor Albert Bryan on Tuesday announced a “soft two-week” shutdown that calls for government departments and agencies to perform remote work as much as possible. He also announced administrative leave for non-essential workers Friday and declared it a day of reflection and prayer. Additionally, Mr. Bryan urged Virgin Islanders to take Covid-19 … Continued

BELIZE PRIME MINISTER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The newly elected Prime Minister of Belize John Briceño was swabbed for COVID-19 and has tested positive.  This was confirmed by the Office of the Prime Minister this evening.   It says Briceño will remain in isolation for the next two weeks, after which he will be re-tested. No other information was provided on this health.   The prime minister recently … Continued

DOMINICA PLACES ST. LUCIA IN HIGH-RISK CATEGORY OF TRAVELERS

The Government of Dominica has now placed Saint. Lucia in the high-risk category of travellers.This as the Government revised the COVID-19 Country Risk Classifications for travel from the CARICOM Travel Bubble, Low, Medium and High-Risk Countries. The new classification came into effect on November 18. Saint Lucia currently has 141 active cases of COVID-19 according … Continued

THREE SHOT, ONE DEAD IN ST. JOHN USVI TUESDAY NIGHT

VI CONSORTIUM ST. JOHN — Three men were injured by gunfire during a shooting incident in St. John Tuesday night, with one of the three later succumbing to his injuries, the Consortium has learned. Details remained scant at time of writing, but V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima told the Consortium that the incident occurred … Continued

AS MODERNA AND PFIZER SEE EXCEPTIONAL VACCINE RESULTS, USVI IS ON LIST TO RECEIVE DOSES SAME TIME WITH STATES, DEPT. HEALTH SAYS

VI CONSORTIUM V.I. Dept. of Health Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said Monday during the Bryan administration’s Covid-19 briefing that the U.S. Virgin Islands is on the list to receive vaccine doses at the same time with states, once a vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. “We are on the distribution list … Continued

STATUE OF BRITISH COLONIALISM REMOVED IN BARBADOS

Cheers and applause erupted from the crowd, conch shells were blown and the sound of drums reverberated across The City yesterday when the 207-year-old statue of British Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson was finally hoisted for its departure from Bridgetown. Scores of Barbadians were in National Heroes Square to witness the historic event that saw one … Continued