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Port Authority Sets in Motion 140-Room Hotel Development Near St. Croix Airport

Ernice Gilbert | October 22, 2020

ST. CROIX — The V.I. Port Authority Governing Board on Wednesday voted to authorize VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe to commence negotiations for a hotel across the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, just southwest of it, representing another big action from the Port Authority as it continues to move forward with major projects amid a pandemic. The Consortium learned of the potential development on Oct. 7. The lead on this latest effort is Port Authority Assistant Director and Director of Engineering, Damian Cartwright. The hotel, once built, would consist of 120 to 140 rooms and would be conveniently located on a 10-acre lot across from the airport, said Mr. Dowe. The lot is part of a VIPA-owned 400-acre property that has looked attractive to potential investors for decades, yet shunned because of its nearness to the Anguilla Landfill. But with…

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Ernice Gilbert | October 06, 2020

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VI Consortium to Launch Nightly Livestreaming Regional…

Staff Consortium | September 23, 2020

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Donna Bellot | September 04, 2020

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