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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.”

USVI’s Tanner Krygsveld Wins 28th International Optimist Regatta

Young USVI sailor Tanner Krygsveld, 14, who led the three days of the 28th International Optimist Regatta, from the opening Friday, finished the way he started, bringing home the win over a field of competitors representing six nations and territories.

UVI’s Board of Trustees Approve Two New Agriculture Degrees

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees on Saturday unanimously approved of two new degree programs for the School of Agriculture in a move to "rebirth" the agriculture program.

Community Center Is One of Five STJ Projects Proposed for Block Grant Funding

Community members had their first opportunity on Wednesday to learn about five initiatives proposed for St. John that could improve the lives of children, teens, adults and seniors.

Disaster Recovery Office Spent $2 Billion of $8 Billion Fed Aid

The Disaster Recovery Office, set up after the devastating twin hurricanes of 2017, has spent $1.94 billion and obligated $4.45 billion, or more than 56 percent of the anticipated $8 billion in federal disaster recovery funds appropriated for the territory.

STJ – CZM Approves Cruz Bay and Lovango Cay Permit Applications

The St. John Committee of the Coastal Zone Management Board approved two applications for projects – one in Cruz Bay, and one on Lovango Cay – at an online hearing Thursday afternoon.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Stopping at St. Thomas July 6

About 15-20 ships, almost half of the Royal Caribbean Group’s fleet, will be deployed in the Eastern Caribbean this year, starting on July 6 with a stop on St. Thomas, according to cruise line officials.

STT COVID-19 Infection Rate Surges Despite Vaccine Availability

There are 92 active COVID-19 cases as of June 15 and the numbers are rising, the Health Department said in a statement Wednesday. The territory marked its 30th death from the infectious disease on Monday.

Two-Day Fete Planned for St. John 4th of July Weekend; Vaccinations Please

An early July weekend of culture and fun, celebrating V.I. Emancipation Day and U.S. Independence Day, are in the works for the island of St. John. Vaccinations are required for in-person events.

Crude Prosperity: Hess Oil on St. Croix (Part Six)

This historical six-part series explores three moments in the past century – VI Corp, Harvey Aluminum, and Hess Oil – where frustration with the given situation boiled over into radical change.

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