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Citizens Petitioning Federal Government to Return Tax to Territory

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.

Controversial St. Croix refinery ceases operations given ‘extreme financial constraints’

Monday's announcement suggests that the refinery, which now owes tens of millions of dollars to contractors and faces multiple class-action lawsuits from residents, might never restart.

Governor Says Limetree’s Decision to Shut Down Was Not a Surprise

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.

PSC Approves 2.3-Cent Increase in Electric LEAC

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.

Bryan, Encarnacion Report Drop in USVI’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate

The COVID-19 positivity rate in the U.S. Virgin Islands dropped from 4 percent last week to 1.87 percent this week, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. reported Monday.

Bookmobile Brings Story Time on Wheels to Frederiksted

Story Time Hour on Wheels was launched Friday at Fort Frederik, with local author Winifred Loving reading from her book, “My Name is Freedom.”

Tropical Wave Producing Disorganized Storms, Could Bring Rain to Region

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.

Exploring Queens, Debutantes and Virgins in the Virgin Islands

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.
My Brother's Workshop, graduates, St. Thomas Reformed Church

My Brother’s Workshop Celebrates Seven Graduates

Seven students were lauded Saturday at a ceremony on St. Thomas celebrating their graduation from Penn Foster High School through the My Brother’s Workshop Education program.

Limetree Closing Permanently Due to ‘Financial Constraints’

Limetree Bay Refinery's parent company Limetree Bay Energy announced Monday it is “suspending its plans to restart the refinery indefinitely, due to severe financial constraints.”

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