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...

'You Were Better Off Here With Me': USVI Says Goodbye to Baby Logan During Emotional Homegoing Service

Ernice Gilbert | January 23, 2022 2

The homegoing service held for Baby Logan was meant to be a celebration of his impactful life, and it was. But it was hard to shake the heartbreak exp...

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 r...

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, telli...

Bryan's Last State of the Territory Address Before His First Term in Office Ends Happens Monday. Here's What to Expect.

Ernice Gilbert | January 21, 2022 10

Governor Albert Bryan on Monday will deliver his fourth and last State of the Territory Address before his first term in office ends. The address was ...

Man Allegedly Shot Dead by Off-Duty Police Officer After Driving Up to Bar and Opening Fire; Four Patrons Injured; FBI Support Requested

Ernice Gilbert | January 20, 2022 26

ST. THOMAS — Four patrons, including three males and one female at a bar in Contant were injured by gunfire just before midnight Wednesday when pers...

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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...

St. Croix Residents Encouraged to Watch Baby Logan's Funeral Online, With Host Citing Covid-19 Gathering Protocols

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2022 1

Last updated at 8:10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022...

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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…

Business

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…

Limetree Bay Terminals Completes $105 Million Funding Transaction, Says Its Business is Independent of Refinery

Staff Consortium | January 12, 2022

Limetree Bay Terminals Announced Late Tuesday That It Has Completed Additional Financing Transactions In Connection With The financing Arrangement announced On August 2, 2021. The Terminal Said Existing Investors, Including A Group Of Its Term Loan Lenders Have Upsized Their Capital Investment By $55 Million, Bringing The Total Amount Of Capital Provided Under New Financing Arrangements Since August 2021 To $105 Million. “this Enhancement To The Financing Arrangement First Announced In August 2021 Provides The Company With The Capital Needed For Success As We Enhance Our Capabilities And Invest In Our World-class Facilities Here In St. Croix”,…