March 23, 2017 9:18 pm Last modified: 8:11 pm


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Day sailing on Pillsbury Sound between St. Thomas and St. John. (Gary Metz photo).

Day sailing on Pillsbury Sound between St. Thomas and St. John. (Gary Metz photo).

Local News

Not Willing to Take a Pay Cut, Mapp Says Government Will Have Funds Through September

Asked by reporters at a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’s not willing to take a pay cut to help bridge the budget deficit, said he anticipates generating enough new revenues to take the government through September.
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Mapp Signs Sin Tax Measures

Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed into law this week the unpopular "sin tax" measures aimed at reducing structural deficits.
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Port Authority OKs Contract for Gallows Bay Building and Crown Bay Dredging Correction Effort

The Virgin Islands Port Authority's Board of Governors acted Wednesday on tearing down and replacing the port’s Gallows Bay arrival building, dredging again the Crown Bay channel, and repairing the runway at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.
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Island Kmarts Not in Immediate Danger of Closing, as Erstwhile Retail Giant Expresses ‘Substantial Doubt’ About Its Future

Sears Holdings, the parent company that owns both Kmart and Sears, on Tuesday announced a bleak outlook, but at least for the present it doesn't appear that the four Kmart stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands are facing imminent closure.
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Editorial / Blogs

The Facts

Filippo Cassinelli believes that the reason St. Maarten is getting more cruise ship arrivals than St. Thomas is a lack of new berthing capacity, among other things. (This is Op-ed No. 3 in his series)
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VI Killing the Golden Goose

Filippo Cassinelli addresses the valid concerns that were raised by others to his first editorial about cruise ship tourism in the Virgin Islands. (This is Op-ed No. 2 in a series of five)
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The Case for the Long Bay Dock

Filippo Cassinelli explains the history of trying to build a new cruise pier on St. Thomas. The pier ended up in the BVI. The Virgin Islands is losing more cruise ship visits every year, and millions of dollars are going elsewhere. (This is the first
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Source Manager’s Journal: Still Think Infrastructure is Boring?

Politicians have a congenital defect. They like shiny new things that they can take credit for lots more than maintaining the things that we already have.
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