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Board members of the Government Employees’ Retirement System, shortly after convening their regularly scheduled monthly meeting online Thursday, went into executive session. Hours later, members still had not re-emerged online, and it wasn’t clear whether they experienced technical difficulties, the Virgin Islands Daily News reported. GERS Administrator Austin Nibbs could not be reached after the meeting on whether the board reported any information out of the executive session.
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Before the pandemic, the Caribbean was the world’s most tourism-reliant region, according to recent calculations by the World Travel Tourism Council. Made up of dozens of sovereign nations, territories and dependencies that often reacted disparately to the virus, the region was struck unequally by the coronavirus, the New York Times reported. Some islands were walloped by staggering caseloads, while infections on others sometimes dwindled to single digits.

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