Taste of St. Croix 2021 is a Hit, But Collin Hodge Sees Challenges Ahead for the Culinary Sector

Ernice Gilbert | December 03, 2021 8

ST. CROIX — Taste of St. Croix 2021, a vaccinated-only affair whose capacity allowed for 250 attendees, was a well organized gathering to celebrate ...

No Statement Yet From Gov't House on Scathing WAPA Audit Even as Key Administration Figure Was Part of WAPA Board During Propane Conversation Deal

Ernice Gilbert | December 03, 2021 12

The Office of the Inspector General on Wednesday issued a scathing audit on the V.I. Water and Power Authority's propane conversation project, includi...

Governor Bryan Plans to Move Into Catherineberg Once Repaired, But the Estate is Slated to Become a Museum

Ernice Gilbert | December 03, 2021 13

Governor Albert Bryan indicated on Monday that he would move into Estate Catherineberg once it is repaired, reiterating what was shared during a West ...

'It Can't Continue in Secret': Bill Calling for Transparency For Use of Federal Covid-19 Funds Takes Center Stage

Ernice Gilbert | December 02, 2021 32

Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory announced today that Bill No. 34-0073 — which mandates transparency, accountability and oversight of federal ...

Looking to Avoid Major Failures, Board Asks WAPA to Put Maintenance Funds Package Together For Generators

Linda Straker | December 02, 2021 26

V.I. Water and Power Authority board member and Dept. of Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas has instructed WAPA Acting Executive Dir...

Governor Bryan Provides Hospitals With $8 Million Each For Nurse Recruitment and Retention

Ernice Gilbert | December 02, 2021 16

Struggling to keep nurses, many of whom left when vaccine mandates were implemented, the Juan F. Luis Hospital and the Schneider Regional Medical Cent...

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After Monthslong Ban, Swine Products Can Once Again Flow From USVI and PR to United States

Staff Consortium | December 02, 2021 13

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and ...

AARP VI: Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Staff Consortium | December 02, 2021

The holidays are around the corner, and these are ...

Buy a Big Mac Today, and All the Proceeds Go to My Brother's Workshop

Staff Consortium | December 02, 2021 12

McDonald’s is inviting the U.S. Virgin Islands c...

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USVI Delegation is First to Woo Danish Travelers Back to United States Since Covid…

Staff Consortium | October 25, 2021 11

The U.S. Virgin Islands had the first delegation to personally welcome Danish travelers back to the ...

As America Reopens to Tourists, USVI Takes Marketing Push to Italy

Staff Consortium | October 12, 2021 27

As the United States prepares to welcome European ...

Territory's Tourism Success in Covid Era Credited to Public-Private Partnerships,…

Staff Consortium | September 19, 2021 5

The U.S. Virgin Islands credits its ability to survive and thrive during the worldwide Covid-19 cris...

Big Moves: Dept. of Tourism Brings a Taste of Carnival to One of America's Largest Festivals in Well-Executed Marketing Strategy

Ernice Gilbert | September 07, 2021 12

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — The V.i. Department Of…

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Celebrity Apex to Make Inaugural Call to USVI Sunday at Crown Bay

Staff Consortium | November 05, 2021 1

The Celebrity Apex will make its inaugural call to...

V.I. Port Authority Announces New Online Procurement System

Staff Consortium | October 21, 2021 2

The V.I. Port Authority announced Thursday the use...

Port Authority Announces First Two-Ship Day Since March 2020, Welcoming 4,000 Guests to USVI

Staff Consortium | September 09, 2021

St. Thomas — There Will Be Two Cruise Ships Berthed…

Eleven Construction Will Rebuild Tender Landing Pier at the Ann Abramson Marine Facility at Cost of $1.7 Million

Ernice Gilbert | August 26, 2021 5

St. Croix  — With Funds Approved By The 34th Legislature…

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EDA and EDPC Staff to Receive Salary Increase; Ritz-Carlton Given Clearance to Charge Extra 7.5 Percent Hotel Fee

Linda Straker | November 24, 2021 9

All Workers At The V.i. Economic Development Authority Whose Collective Bargaining Agent Is The Local Chapter Of United Steel Paper And Forestry Rubber Manufacturing Energy Allied Industrial, And Service Workers International Union Are Set To Receive A Salary Increase. The Governing Board Of The E.d.a., The V.i. Economic Development Bank, And V.i. Economic Development Park Corporation Have Agreed To Increase Staff Salaries For The Period October 2021 To September 2023. The Decision Was Among The Outcomes Announced Following An Executive Session Of The Governing Board Decision Meeting Held On Tuesday. The Two-year Collective Bargaining Agreement…

Cane Bay Partners' David Johnson is Largest Shareholder in St. Croix Energy

Ernice Gilbert | November 24, 2021 72

St. Croix Energy, The Fledgling Company That Won Last Week's Bid For The Limetree Bay Refinery On St. Croix, Is Owned In Large Part By David Johnson, The Longtime St. Croix Businessman Best Known For Cane Bay Partners Vi, According To Multiple Sources Who Spoke To The Consortium On The Condition Of Anonymity. St. Croix Energy Won The Bid During A Thursday Auction In Bankruptcy Court In Texas For The South Shore Facility Which Had Recently Restarted After Investors Aligned With Arclight Partners And Eig Poured More Than $4 Billion Into The Refinery. It Was Shutdown Following A Massive Flare Incident On May 12, And Soon After Filed For Bankruptcy.…

Bryan to Give 190 Percent Effort for Refinery Restart, Expresses Concern Related to Funding Needed

Ernice Gilbert | November 23, 2021 37

Governor Albert Bryan On Monday Said The New Owners Of The Limetree Bay Refinery, Namely St. Croix Energy Has The Full Backing Of His Administration As The Nascent Company Works To Restart The Facility. Mr. Bryan Also Said His Administration Would Exert 190 Percent Effort To That End, Including The Signing Of An Agreement With The Environmental Protection Agency For A Safe Restart. But The Governor Has Expressed Concern Relative To Whether St. Croix Energy Has The Funds Needed For Restart. "i'm Pretty Happy That Local People Own It Now," Mr. Bryan Said While Speaking During His Administration's Weekly Press Briefing. "i Know These Guys Who Make…

DLCA to Start Enforcing Law Mandating Credit Card as Payment Option, With Hefty Fines for Violators

Ernice Gilbert | November 22, 2021 47

The Dept. Of Licensing And Consumer Affairs On January 1, 2022 Will Commence Enforcement Of A Law That Mandates Credit Card As One Of Two Payment Options That Businesses Grossing More Than $50,000 A Year Must Offer. Dlca Suggested In A Release That The Law, Which Took Effect In February 2020, Needed To Be Enforced Now More Than Ever Because Of The Covid-19 Pandemic And The Push Toward Minimizing Paper Transactions. "when Act 8205 Was Signed Into Law In 2019, The Existence Of The Coronavirus Was Not Contemplated And Neither Was The Uncertainty Of Whether The Virus Was Spread Via The Handling Of Cash, Either Paper Or Coin On The Date The Law Was…

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