Loan Program With No Downpayment Seeks to Give 1,000 Residents Per Year Energy Independence, Bryan Says

Linda Straker | January 25, 2022 41

Governor Albert Bryan during his State of the Territory Address Monday night — the final before he faces reelection — announced a plan whose aim i...

Governor Bryan Announces Plan to Pay $26 Million in Retroactive Wages Every Year Until Debt is Cleared

Linda Straker | January 25, 2022 17

Governor Albert Bryan announced Monday night that his administration has put together a plan that will pay the government’s outstanding debt in retr...

The State of the Territory 'is Stronger Than Ever,' Bryan Declares in Final Address Ahead of Reelection

Ernice Gilbert | January 25, 2022 25

Governor Albert Bryan opened his final State of the Territory Address ahead of the upcoming gubernatorial election on a high note, declaring his pleas...

Omicron Wave Subsiding as Cases Continue to Decrease in USVI; Positivity Rate Falls to 9.45 Percent

Ernice Gilbert | January 24, 2022 58

The Omicron wave of Covid-19 that affected the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this month when active cases neared 4,000, has been subsiding in recent wee...

62 Percent of Virgin Islanders Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19, Governor Bryan Will Say During Address

Ernice Gilbert | January 24, 2022 4

Governor Albert Bryan will say tonight during his State of the Territory Address that 62 percent of Virgin Islanders have been fully vaccinated agains...

Community Center

Head Start Program to Resume In-Person Instruction Territory-Wide Beginning Thursday

Staff Consortium | January 24, 2022

The V.I. Department of Human Services announced Mo...

CEKA Air Traffic Control Tower Temporarily Closed, Some Flights Will be Delayed; Airport Remains Open

Staff Consortium | January 24, 2022 1

ST. THOMAS — The Virgin Islands Port Authority o...

D.O.H. Tests Over 2,000 Students Ahead of Return to In-Person Learning; 39 Test Positive For Covid-19

Staff Consortium | January 23, 2022 25

The V.I. Dept. of Education announced late Saturda...

Experience the USVI

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…

USVI Ports HUB

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…

Business

Limetree Bay Refinery Now Belongs to West Indies Petroleum

Ernice Gilbert | January 26, 2022 29

The Limetree Bay Refinery Now Belongs To West Indies Petroleum And Its Partner, Port Hamilton Refining And Transportation Llp, After The Companies Made The Final $11.4 Million Of The $62 Million Sale Price Of The Auction-sold South Shore Facility.  Late Friday, limetree Bay Refinery  Filed For And Was Granted A Motion To Extend The Sale Of The Refinery From Friday, Jan. 21 To Monday, Jan. 24, Telling The U.s. Bankruptcy Court For The Southern District Of Texas, Which Has Jurisdiction Over The Sale Proceedings, That West Indies Petroleum, Which Had Paid A Substantial Amount Of The $62 Million Closing Cost On Friday, Wired The Remaining Amount…

Jeffrey Rinker No Longer CEO of Limetree Bay Refinery and Terminals

Ernice Gilbert | January 22, 2022 6

After Spending One Year And Three Months As Ceo Of Limetree Bay Refinery And Limetree Bay Terminals, Jeffrey Rinker Resigned On Friday Following The Recommendation Of A Restructuring Officer Hired To Renegotiate All Aspects Of Limetree Bay's Finances As Part Of The Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Sources With Knowledge Of The Matter Have Confirmed To The Consortium. Mr. Rinker's Resignation Came On The Same Day As The Sale Deadline Of Limetree Bay Refinery To West Indies Petroleum. The Sale Did Not Close On Friday, However Both Limetree Bay And West Indies Petroleum Are Confident That The Transaction Will Be Completed no Later Than Monday. Mr. Rinker…

Limetree Bay Refinery Granted Motion to Extend Sale Deadline as West Indies Petroleum Fails to Close Deal on Time

Ernice Gilbert | January 22, 2022 12

Limetree Bay Refinery Late Friday Filed For And Was Granted A Motion To Extend The Sale Of The Refinery From Friday, Jan. 21 To Monday, Jan. 24, Telling The U.s. Bankruptcy Court For The Southern District Of Texas, Which Has Jurisdiction Over The Sale Proceedings, That West Indies Petroleum, Which Had Paid A Substantial Amount Of The $62 Million Closing Cost On Friday, Wired The Remaining Amount But The Funds As Of Late Friday Hadn't Arrived. As Of The Motion's Filing On Friday, West Indies Petroleum Had Funded $50,599,895 Of The $62 Million Purchase Price Of The Refinery, And Limetree Bay Refinery Said The Additional $11,480,720 Was Sent Via…

V.I. Gov't Files Objection to Transfer of Refinery Operating Agreement to West Indies Petroleum Until $7.5 Million Owed is Paid

Ernice Gilbert | January 12, 2022 19

The V.i. Government On Tuesday Filed A Limited Objection Against The Transfer Of The Usvi Operating Agreement From Limetree Bay To West Indies Petroleum, An Action The Government Is Hoping Can Come To An Amicable Conclusion Ahead Of The January 21 Deadline To Complete The Auction Sale To Wipl And Its Partner, Port Hamilton Refining And Transportation. The Government's Objection Is Based On What It Said Was Language Not Included In A "notice Of Designation Of Assumption And Assignment Of Executory Contract" Filed By Limetree Bay Refinery That Designated The Usvi Operating Agreement Dated July 2018 To Wipl And Port Hamilton Refining.  "the Usvi…