Senators Extend State of Emergency to 2022, Pass 12 Bills Including Homeownership Measure and 8 Percent Pay Cut Restoration

Kyle Murphy | August 04, 2021 15

Lawmakers during a Senate session Tuesday passed twelve bills in a variety of areas that included re...

'I Almost Died Because of Corona': Senators Make Plea to the Unvaccinated as Steven Payne Recalls Near-Death Experience And Senator's Brother Dies From…

Kyle Murphy | August 04, 2021 10

Senators passionately urged the community to get vaccinated during a legislative session Tuesday jus...

CDC Warns Against Travel to USVI Unless Fully Vaccinated, Activating 'Very High' Danger Alert as Cases Surge in Territory

Ernice Gilbert | August 03, 2021 84

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday warned Americans against traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands unless fully vaccinated, activa...

Bill Calling for Turnaround Company to Assess WAPA Becomes Law as Senators Override Bryan Veto

Ernice Gilbert | August 03, 2021 14

Senators on Tuesday overrode a Governor Albert Bryan veto of a bill sponsored by Sens. Janelle Sarauw and Kurt Vialet (with important input from Sen. ...

Bryan Mulls Vaccine Mandate as Hospitalizations Jump to 29, Deaths to 39; Cross-Contamination Confirmed at JFL; 'We are At a Serious Turning Point'

Ernice Gilbert | August 02, 2021 24

Twenty-nine people were hospitalized territory-wide as of Monday for Covid 19 — twenty-three at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and six at the Schneider R...

Bryan Orders More Help to JFL as Hospital Reports Being at 'All-Time High' With Covid Patients; No New Restrictions Yet; Governor Says Surge 'Very Unnecessary'

Ernice Gilbert | August 02, 2021 48

Governor Albert Bryan told the Consortium Sunday his administration has ordered that more health care staff be provided to the Juan F. Luis Hospital a...

Bryan to Host Forum With Aim of Boosting Confidence in Vaccines as Cases Climb to 254

Ernice Gilbert | August 01, 2021 37

Prior to taking aim at vaccine doubters and conspiracy theorists Monday, Governor Albert Bryan said his administration would host an event aimed at in...

Suspects Led Police on High-Speed Chase and Opened Fire. Police Fired Back, Injuring One. All Were Taken Into Custody.

Ernice Gilbert | July 31, 2021 33

ST.  CROIX — What started as police officers sighting a vehicle reported as stolen and attempting to investigate, turned into a high-speed chase wh...

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Territory's Geographic Information Systems to be Presented With National Award

Staff Consortium | August 04, 2021 2

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor's Geographic...

VITEMA Announces Sandbag Distribution Schedule for All Residents

Staff Consortium | July 31, 2021 2

The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency a...

D.O.E. Announces Territory-Wide Laptop, MiFi Distribution and Orientation Schedules for Virtual Learning

Staff Consortium | July 31, 2021 1

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

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USVI Positioning Itself as Leading Caribbean Destination For Marine Tourism, Dept.…

Staff Consortium | May 22, 2021 2

The V.I. Department of Tourism said Friday it has big plans to strengthen its position as a leading ...

Boschulte Says Dept. of Tourism is Poised to Elevate Territory's Post-Pandemic Marketing Following Events in Dallas and Houston

Staff Consortium | April 05, 2021 14

The V.I. Department of Tourism said in a release t...

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 strong, said the V.I. Dept. of Tourism Thursday, c...

Frontier Airlines Announces New, Twice-Weekly Service Sundays and Thursdays Between Miami and St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2021 3

St. Thomas — Frontier Airlines Has Announced New Twice-weekly…

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…

USVI Ports HUB

Watch | Carlton Dowe Talks Expansion and Modernization at Territory's Airports

Staff Consortium | May 27, 2021 1

Watch scenes of the Cyril E. King Airport here as Carlton Dowe, V.I. Port Authority's executive dire...

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 U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $3,8...

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

Staff Consortium | December 17, 2020

An Airline Incentive Program To Attract Increased…

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Cost-U-Less St. Thomas Announces Temporary Closure Following Several Covid Cases Among Employees

Staff Consortium | August 03, 2021 12

St. Thomas - Cost-u-less In St. Thomas On Tuesday Announced That It Would Close For Several Days After Multiple Employees Tested Positive For Covid-19. In A Statement Posted On Its Facebook Page, The Superstore Said, "over The Last Days, A Small Number Of Our Team Members In Our St. Thomas Store Tested Positive For Covid-19. The Safety Of Our Customers And Our Team Members Are Always Our Primary Concern, And Therefore We Have Made The Decision To Close The Store As A Precautionary Measure For A Shut Period Of Time This Week, Starting On Tuesday 3rd, August. "we Will Be Using The Time To Carry Out A Deep Clean And Thorough Sanitation Of The Store,…

Limetree Bay Terminals Receives $100 Million Investment; Funding Not Tied to Limetree Bay Refinery

Staff Consortium | August 02, 2021 4

St. Croix —  Limetree Bay Terminals Announced Monday That It Has Entered Into A Financing Agreement Under Which Amp Capital Investors S.a.r.l. And Affiliates Will Provide The Terminal Operation With Up To $100 Million In New Capital. Under The Terms Of The Agreement, Amp Capital Will Provide Limetree Terminals’ Indirect Parent Company, Limetree Bay Terminals Holdings Ii, Llc With A $50 Million Incremental Tranche Of Term Loans, Which Amount Can Be Upsized By An Additional $50 Million At The Election Of Amp Capital, According To The Release.  The Proceeds Of The Term Loans Will Be Invested In The Terminal Operation. “this Substantial Capital Infusion…

Meetings in Florida Helped Local Leaders Focus Government Efforts on Positioning St. Croix as International Shipping Hub, Gittens Says

Staff Consortium | August 01, 2021 26

Senator Kenneth Gittens Said In A Release Saturday That Meetings In Florida Last Week Helped Local Leaders Focus Their Efforts On Making St. Croix An International Center For Shipping And E-commerce, Which He Said The Island Is Uniquely Positioned For.   Mr. Gittens Along With A Number Of Senators, Governor Albert Bryan And Officials From The Economic Development Authority And The V.i. Port Authority, Left The Usvi For The Ports Of Miami And Fort Lauderdale Tuesday For Meetings To "explore Transhipment, Global Freight Operations And Some Of The Many Opportunities Created Under Our New South Shore Free-trade Zone Designation." “these Are Lucrative,…

Limetree Bay to Test Flare This Weekend as it Prepares For Extended Shutdown of Refinery

Staff Consortium | July 30, 2021 10

St. Croix — Limetree Bay Refinery Said Friday That It Plans To Begin Testing Flare #8 This Weekend After Completing Repair Work On It, As The Refinery Commences The First Phase Of Its Extended Shutdown. In A Release, The Company Said The Environmental Protection Agency Approved A Procedure To Facilitate The Shutdown. "this Testing Includes Lighting Multiple Pilots On The Flare, And During This Process, A Small Flame May Be Visible At The Tip Of The Flare," Limetree Bay Said. "the Testing Is Necessary As Flaring Is A Normal Part Of The Process To Safely Remove Oil And Gases From The Refinery In Preparation For The Extended Shutdown Period." Limetree…