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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Clean Air Act Permit for Limetree Bay Facility

After comprehensive review and evaluation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a draft for the Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit permit for Limetree Bay Terminal and Limetree Bay Refining, both located on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Economic Development Commission Board Meeting Set for Sept. 18

A U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (USVIEDC) Governing Board Decision Meeting is scheduled for12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

FirstBank Appoints Valdamier Collens New USVI Regional Executive

In this position, Val Collens will be in charge of spearheading and continuing FirstBank’s strategic growth in its USVI business operations on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

SBA to Conduct 2019 USVI Emerging Leaders Graduation

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will recognize 10 local companies that have successfully completed the executive training series.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

NY Power Authority Meets with WAPA Leadership to Solve Recurring Service Interruptions

On Wednesday evening, V.I. Water and Power Authority leadership met with representatives from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to brief the technical experts on outages that have occurred on both St. Thomas and St. Croix in recent weeks.

Caribbean Hotels Unite for Online Travel Auction, Helping Rescue The Bahamas

Hotels and resorts throughout the Caribbean basin and a resort as far afield as Austria are donating room stays that the travelling public can bid on through the Charitybuzz online fundraising portal.

WAPA Leans on Resources of New York Power Authority for Technical Assistance

As part of an ongoing working relationship with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), WAPA has asked for technical assistance in resolving ongoing electrical system issues.
Gov. Albert Bryan testifies before the House Energy Committee earlier this year. (Photo supplied by Government House)

Bryan Issues Statement on WAPA Blackouts, Supports WAPA’s Plans

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement concerning the blackouts in the St. Thomas-St. John District on Wednesday:

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Launches Marketing Efforts in Canada

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is on a dual mission of getting on the radar of Canadian travelers while also attracting more film productions to the territory.

SBA Calls for Award Nominations for 2020 National Small Business Week

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2020. All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office.





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