Six Shot, Three Dead in Two Shooting Incidents on St. Croix; Multiple Shootings Reported in Various Parts of Island

Ernice Gilbert | April 19, 2021 25

ST. CROIX — Two shooting incidents that occurred Monday night on St. Croix left six individuals sh...

Young Men Go From Students to Solar Installers and Two Nonprofits Benefit Through St. Croix Foundation Initiative

Ernice Gilbert | April 19, 2021 6

The Flambouyant Gardens on St. Croix, which provides individual living for low-income seniors was su...

Retired Health Inspector From Trinidad Reportedly Dies From a Blood Clot After Taking AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Staff Consortium | April 18, 2021 16

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A retired government health inspector from Trinidad has died after his family said he suffered a blood clot and paral...

Woman Rearrested After Testing Positive For Covid, Altering Test to Negative and Traveling to USVI With the Virus, Police Say

Staff Consortium | April 17, 2021 30

ST. THOMAS — Breanna K. Ward of Kingwood, TX, age 34, who is in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections on a fugitive from justice charge, was arre...

Senators Blast Bryan's Gun Control at Ports Proposal as Having the Opposite Effect; Bryan Responds

Ernice Gilbert | April 17, 2021 21

Senators who make up the 34th Legislature had a lot to say on Thursday about a proposal from Governor Albert Bryan that seeks to better track and cont...

Taste of St. Croix to be Held Virtually on April 29 at Divi; Other Taste Events for 'Vaccinated Persons Only' Through May 1

Staff Consortium | April 16, 2021 3

Taste of St. Croix and the V.I. Department of Tourism are gearing up to showcase some of St. Croix’s favorite culinary locations, albeit virtually t...

Gunman Kills Eight, Injures Others at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis

Ernice Gilbert | April 16, 2021 8

A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others at a FedEx Corp. facility in Indianapolis before turning a gun on himself, said the city's pol...

After Being Closed for a Year, Bowling Alley (Tropical Ten Pins) Reopens Monday With Major Upgrades

Ernice Gilbert | April 15, 2021

Tropical Ten Pins, the long-running bowling alley located in Castle Coakley, St. Croix, like many other businesses in the leisure industry was ordered...

Community Center

Public Works Announces Melvin Evans Highway Road Closure From West Airport Road to Williams Delight Intersection

Staff Consortium | April 17, 2021 6

The Department of Public Works has advised the com...

Ash From La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption Now Affecting USVI; DPNR Urging Residents to Disconnect Downspouts, Hose Roofs

Staff Consortium | April 14, 2021 5

The Dept. of Planning and Natural Resources on Wed...

Experience the USVI

Boschulte Says Dept. of Tourism is Poised to Elevate Territory's Post-Pandemic Marketing…

Staff Consortium | April 05, 2021 15

The V.I. Department of Tourism said in a release that it is poised to elevate its post-pandemic mark...

Dept. of Tourism Says Visitor Demand for USVI is Strong Even as Neighbors Struggle

Staff Consortium | March 19, 2021 4

The V.I. Dept. of Tourism is crediting smart, sens...

Travel Demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands Remains Strong, Dept. of Tourism Says

Staff Consortium | February 05, 2021 7

Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands remains ...

Frontier Airlines Announces New, Twice-Weekly Service Sundays and Thursdays Between…

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2021 5

ST. THOMAS — Frontier Airlines has announced new twice-weekly service between Miami and St. Thomas...

Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte Reflects on 2020, Invites Partnership for Year Ahead

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2021 1

V.i. Dept. Of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte…

Delta Airlines and Sun Country Now Offering Flights Between Minneapolis and St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | December 31, 2020 4

The U.s. Virgin Islands Is Welcoming New Flights From…

USVI Ports HUB

Territory Now Included in Federal Marine Highway System Following National Project…

Staff Consortium | April 16, 2021 1

The Virgin Islands Port Authority announced this week that it has been awarded the National Project ...

VIPA Receives $3.8 Million in Federal Grants Through Covid Relief Package

Staff Consortium | March 02, 2021 2

The V.I. Port Authority announced Monday that the ...

V.I. Port Authority Extends Airline Incentive Program, Saying Initiative Has Proven…

Staff Consortium | December 17, 2020

An airline incentive program to attract increased airlift to the U.S. Virgin Islands has been renewe...

Port Authority Committed to Meeting Deadlines in Preparation for Frontier Airlines' Arrival in February

Staff Consortium | November 23, 2020 1

The Virgin Islands Port Authority Said During A Board…

Dept. of Commerce Approves Port Authority's $21.9 Million Application for Rebuild and Expansion of Cargo and Storage Infrastructure at Crown Bay

Staff Consortium | October 10, 2020 16

U.s. Dept. Of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross On Thursday…

Business

Limetree Bay Hires New Refinery General Manager

Staff Consortium | April 20, 2021 4

Limetree Bay Refining Announced Monday That Neil Morgan Has Been Named Refinery General Manager, A Job That Became Effective The Same Day It Was Announced.  Mr. Morgan Succeeds Robert Weldzius, Who Limetree Bay Said Joined The Company "primarily To Lend His Deep Refining Expertise During The Company’s Early Formation And Through The Restart Process."  Mr. Weldzius Announced His Intent To Retire Last Year, Limetree Said. The News Of Mr. Weldzius's Exit Was First Revealed In A Reuters Report On April 7 Detailing A Number Of Upcoming Departures At Limetree And A Mishap That Led To A Temporary Halt Of Refining. According To Limetree, Mr. Morgan’s…

Virgin Group Company BMR Energy Announces Plans to Rebuild St. Thomas Solar Farm

Staff Consortium | April 09, 2021 9

Bmr Energy, A Virgin Group Company And Developer, Owner, And Operator Of Clean Energy Projects In The Caribbean And Latin America, Announced Thursday That It Is Starting Construction Of The 6.4-megawatt Donoe Solar Farm On St. Thomas. The Facility Is Expected To Be Completed And Enter Service In The Fourth Quarter Of This Year And Will Sell The Power It Generates To The Virgin Island Power And Water Authority Under A Newly Negotiated 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. The Facility Will Be Constructed On The Site Of A Former Solar Farm That Experienced Significant Damage During The 2017 Hurricane Season. Bmr Agreed To Acquire The Site In 2019 And…

EPA Seeks Modification to 2011 Settlement With Hovensa in Bid to Transfer Certain Obligations of Settlement to Limetree Bay

Staff Consortium | April 09, 2021 9

The U.s. Department Of Justice, On Behalf Of The U.s. Environmental Protection Agency (epa), On Thursday Filed A Motion To Enter The First Modification To A 2011 Consent Decree With Hovensa L.l.c., The Prior Owner Of The Limetree Bay Facility. According To Epa, The 2011 Consent Decree Resolves Alleged Clean Air Act (caa) Violations At The Refinery When Operated By Hovensa. Together With Epa’s Enforcement And Permitting Oversight Of The Facility, The Epa Said The Modification Will Advance The Agency’s Ongoing Efforts To Ensure Protection Of Public Health And The Environment. “modifying This Settlement Is An Important Step To Ensure The Limetree…

Mishap at Limetree Bay Leads to Halt of Oil Refining; Three Top Executives Leave Company - Report

Ernice Gilbert | April 09, 2021 16

St. Croix — Three Executives, Among Them The Finance Chief, Are Leaving Limetree Bay, And A Mishap At The Facility Has Led To The Halt Of Oil Refining, Said Reuters, Citing An Internal Letter The Publication Reviewed. Limetree Bay, Whose Goal Was To Refine 200,000 Barrels Of Oil Per Day, Spent In Excess Of $1 Billion Over Its Original Budget To Restart Refining Even As It Fell Behind On Schedule. Refining Started In Earnest On February 1, Limetree Said. The Original Plan Was Late 2019 Or Early 2020. According To Reuters, Citing An April 1 Letter To Employees, Limetree Chief Financial Officer Forgan Mcintosh Has Resigned Effective May 14. The…

Entertainment

After Being Closed for a Year, Bowling Alley (Tropical Ten Pins) Reopens Monday With Major Upgrades

Ernice Gilbert | April 15, 2021

Tropical Ten Pins, The Long-running Bowling Alley…

Poker Run 2021 Welcomes Over 90 Boats - Watch

Staff Consortium | April 11, 2021 4

DMX, Rap Artist Whose Hits Such as 'What's My Name' and 'Ruff Ryders Anthem' Led the Late 90s, is Dead at 50

Staff Consortium | April 09, 2021 2

New York (ap) — Dmx, The Raspy-voiced Hip-hop Artist…