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Demolition of Charles Harwood to Make Way for New Facility Starts Feb. 15

Elesha George | January 31, 2023

The USVI public was once again alerted to prepare for the demolition of the 70-year-old Charles Harwood Memorial Complex, badly damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A 14-day notice to indicate the start of construction of the new facility in Christiansted, St. Croix will shortly be issued via public communication outlets. “Notice is being published to newspapers and other sources,” Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said during Monday's Gov't House press briefing. The demolition of the old site is scheduled to start on February 15 and is anticipated to last for 270 days. Once the main building, the annex building and other permanent structures on the site are torn down, construction of the replacement building will begin. “The demolition scope includes a full clearing of the structures on the site including demolition of a three-story…

Temporary Hospital Called JFL North to Open No Later…

Ernice Gilbert | January 16, 2023

JFL North, the temporary hospital that was supposed to be in operation years ago, will open in the first…

In Major Development, USVI Gets Permanent Medicaid…

Janeka Simon | December 21, 2022

A disastrous lapse in Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico has been averted by last-minute consensus in…

Cruise Ship Tourist With Covid-19 Dies at Hospital…

Staff Consortium | December 02, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Health on Friday confirmed the Covid-related death of a cruise passenger in St. Thomas,…

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Elesha George | October 27, 2022

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