Randolph Thomas, a government retiree, is familiar with the financial challenges the territory faces, is circulating a petition asking the federal government to pay what he estimates as $7 billion it owes the territory in unpaid excise taxes.
At 6 a.m. Monday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. learned that the Limetree Bay Refinery would be shut down, affecting as many as 800 jobs directly and indirectly. It did not come as a big surprise, the governor said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
At the bottom end of a six-hour meeting Monday, Public Services Commission members approved a 17.215-cent electric levelized energy adjustment clause rate, an increase of about 2.3-cents per kilowatt hour.
A tropical wave about 750 miles east southeast of the Windward Islands that produced showers and a few thunderstorms Monday afternoon is unlikely to develop into a tropical storm, but is still likely to bring rain and rough weather across the USVI.
A quartet of inquisitive Virgin Islands women dug into the meaning of queendom in the territory, connecting the importance of that meaning to queens, debutantes, and virgins in Virgin Islands womanhood.
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