On Feb. 22, Scott Simmons began a six-month assignment as deputy superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.
Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the next phase of environmental assessments at Caneel Bay being conducted by the National Park Service.
The assessment will identify the nature and extent of possible environmental contamination on the property, which is an important next step in determining the future of the resort.
The work will patch and repair approximately 10,500 square feet of road surface. All roads will remain open; however, traffic will be reduced to one lane at times.
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett are working with the National Park Service to make available additional resources to ensure the safety of visitors to the Buck Island Reef National Monument in light of recent incidents on the island located just off St. Croix.
The National Park Service makes a statement about Buck Island Reef National Monument incident when rangers responded to a brawl and gunfire.
In 2021, the park will continue with hurricane Irma and Maria recovery efforts throughout the park on St. John as well as at Red Hook, St. Thomas.
The U.S. Department of the Interior and EHI Acquisitions LLC (EHI is an affiliate of CBI Acquisitions LLC, which is the current operator of Caneel Bay Resort), announced Wednesday that they have reached an understanding to move forward with negotiations toward a long-term lease for Caneel Bay Resort
Beginning on Friday, Oct. 23, Virgin Islands National Park will reopen access to the Cruz Bay Visitor Center.
Because the previous restrictions due to the pandemic were lifted beginning Sept. 19, Virgin Islands National Park is resuming services on Sept. 27. The park will be using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.