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Bill Halting Development of Gas Stations in USVI For 5 Years Now Law

Staff Consortium | January 23, 2021

A bill sponsored by Senators Janelle Sarauw and Kenneth Gittens limiting the development of gas stations in a territory replete with them was signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan Thursday, announced Ms. Sarauw's office. In simple terms, the law places a five-year moratorium on gas-station development in the towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted on St. Croix, and the St. Thomas-St. John District.  It also establishes a numerical system that determines how many gas stations will be allowed after the five-year moratorium. In a release issued Friday, Ms. Sarauw said, “The Virgin Islands is oversaturated with gas stations, and the manner and frequency in which we continuously permit their development will eventually deplete our limited land resources with no regard for the comprehensive needs of the people of this Territory – both now, and…

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