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St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Opposes WAPA Base Rate Increase

The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce lays out the history of WAPA mismanagement during 2019. It says it is opposed to the V.I. Water and Power Authority’s base rate increase and that the private sector is not capable of bailing out WAPA.
Marijuana leaves (Yahoo photo)

Cannabis in the Virgin Islands, Setting the Record Straight

The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce gives the reasons it supports the cannabis bill currently in the Virgin Islands Legislature.
Mary Moorhead appearing before the V.I. Legislature on July 11, 2016. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

St. Croix District Is Not Getting Its Fair Share

Mary L. Moorhead, activist, has written a letter to the Legislature about the usual district unfairness that allows St. Croix District to end up with many fewer cannabis dispensaries than the St. Thomas-St. John District.

‘I Was in Prison and You Visited Me’

Filippo Cassinelli writes about a group of inmates at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice complex who meet weekly with members of the St. Thomas Reformed Church to find some solace in their faith.

Sen. Gittens Writes a Letter to Gov. Bryan About Cannabis Legislation

Sen. Kenneth Gittens has written the following letter to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. concerning the bill being proposed in the Senate to decriminalize cannabis in the Virgin Islands.

Members of Congress Speak Out Against HUD’s Illegal Withholding of Aid for PR

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Price, Lowey, Luján, Clark, Castro, Plaskett, Soto, Torres and Sires spoke at a press conference marking 90 days after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) blew through a statutory deadline for aid notice, singling out Puerto Rico.

A Historic Anniversary – Queen Louise Home for Children Marks 115 Years

Queen Louise Home for Children was first opened in 1904 by Danish missionaries who wanted to respond to the terrible neglect and suffering of Crucian children. Thousands of community members have kept the doors open ever since.

V.I. Has Tax-Exempt Companies, Why Not Tax-Exempt Educators?

Summary: Michael Bornn has a plan to draw more teachers to the Virgin Islands that includes tax exemptions.

Open Forum: Please Comment on Limetree’s Clean Air Act Permit Application

As you may or may not be aware, Limetree Bay Terminals and Limetree Bay Refinery (collectively “Limetree”), the now-owners of the shuttered oil refinery formerly operated by Hovensa, intend to begin refining crude oil on the site as early as 2020.

A National Philanthropy Day Message From St. Croix Foundation

Each year, as St. Croix Foundation approaches its anniversary in September, it tries to craft a message that outlines its progress over the past year and highlights its vision for the future.

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