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Millions At Stake: V.I. Files Excise Regs Hoping Court Will Lift Injunction

The V.I. Government filed new rules and regulations for paying excise tax this week, hoping to persuade a judge to lift an injunction on collecting the tax that is costing the territory millions of dollars in revenue each month.

STJ Community Meeting Addresses Crime, Trash, and Abandoned Cars and Buildings

Reports to the St. John police of burglaries and car break-ins have decreased this past month, but police still want visitors and residents to lock doors to their homes and vehicles when they’re not occupied.

VIPA Must Sell St. Thomas Racetrack Land to Move Development Forward

In hopes of pushing the development of the St. Thomas racetrack forward, V.I. Port Authority board members discussed Wednesday selling the property, which falls under the agency’s aviation division.
Emmanuel Phillips’ portrait, 'Afro,' features his brother Tu’Shouney.

STT Photographer Turning Black Stereotypes into Stunning Photos

St. Thomas photographer Emmanuel Phillips’ goal for his Black History Month photo series was simple: take historically stereotyped elements and turn them into beautiful images of black people. 'What I wanted to do was take things that are normally used to stereotype minorities in a negative way, but show how they’re beautiful,' he said.
Cars work their way up 'The Beast,' one of the best known and most difficult features of the Beauty and the Beast Triathlon. (Photo from Bikesport Michigan)

Triathlon Selects the Special Olympics as a Race Beneficiary

The Beauty & The Beast Triathlon announced Wednesday that the Virgin Islands Special Olympics will be one of the beneficiaries of the 2019 race, which is scheduled for Dec. 8.
File photo shows an Atantic bottlenose dolphin. Four of these marine mammals, born in captivity, arrived Wednesday at Coral World on St. Thomas. (File photo)

Coral World Welcomes Four Dolphins

Coral World Ocean Park on Wednesday welcomed four Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to their new home at Coral World’s new St. Thomas Sea Sanctuary at Water Bay in St. Thomas, the aquatic park announced in a news release issued Wednesday.
VIPA acting Executive Director Damian Cartwright gives a timeline for upcoming negotiations with Silver Airways.

VIPA to Negotiate With Silver Airways Over Seaborne Lease, Debt

More than $1 million owed to the V.I. Port Authority by Seaborne Airlines might have to be written off since the company, which had an exclusive harbor-to-harbor lease with the V.I. Port Authority, recently sold its assets to Silver Airways, agency officials said Wednesday.
VIPA board member Carol Jacobs says that there has been no ‘meaningful’ change in the conditions at the St. Thomas airport since the 2017 hurricanes.

No ‘Meaningful Progress’ at Airports Since the Storms, VIPA Board Says

Saying that there are “sensitive issues” surrounding the restoration of local airports and maintaining them, V.I. Port Authority board members still laid bare their concerns Friday about contractor Lemartec and the performance of the agency’s maintenance staff.

VIPD: Social Media Threat About Territory is a Hoax

An alert circulating on a social media application warning of a threat to the territory is a hoax, the V.I. Police Department reported Wednesday.
Princess Cruise ship in Crown Bay (Photo by Semele A.C. George)

Opinion: Dissolve WICO and Merge It into Port Authority

The Legislature should dissolve the West Indian Company and merge it into the V.I. Port Authority, because it makes no sense for a tiny territory with the population of Peoria, Illinois, to have two distinct local government bodies overseeing different ports and cruise ship piers.

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