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Town Hall Explores the Agricultural Impacts of Limetree Bay Refinery

During Thursday’s virtual town hall farmers came to share their experience of growing food alongside a refinery that, without warning, can spew oil onto their crops, leach oil into their soil, and contaminate residents' water supplies.

On St. Croix and Puerto Rico, a Centuries-Old Crop is New Again

Touring St. Croix’s distilleries in 2014, Apfel said he saw a tanker truck pull up with a delivery of molasses from Guatemala and wondered, why from there?

Farmers, Business People Offer Input on Territorial Agriculture Plan

Farmers have a variety of suggestions for what should be in the U.S. Virgin Islands' agriculture plan, but as much as any one thing, they'd like to see consistency, not a plan that bends with the changing administrations.

Manufactured Progress: Harvey Aluminum on St. Croix (Part 4)

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.

Manufactured Progress: Harvey Aluminum on St. Croix (Part 3)

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.
VI Corp farmer St. Croix

The First Green New Deal: VI Corp on St. Croix (Part 1)

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.

Staffing Shortages Plague Tourism Sector

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. declared a state of emergency on March 13, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, over a year later, the tourism industry has emerged from a total shutdown only to be faced with the challenge of inadequate staffing.

NOAA Report Declares Severe Drought for U.S. Virgin Islands

“There are signs of soil cracking on St. Thomas and St. Croix, and vegetation is showing distress across all islands. Precautions such as ordering hay and water deliveries are being taken to get through the dry season."

Fintrac Requests Termination of EDC Benefits as it Phases Out

Fintrac Inc., an agriculture consulting firm with offices in St. Thomas and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday presented the Economic Development Commission its pending request to withdraw from the program.

DPNR Says La Reine Fish Market 50 Percent Occupied a Month After Opening

People driving by the La Reine Fish Market on St. Croix on Saturday may have noticed more activity than Saturday’s in the recent past. More than a month after the groundbreaking, the facility is now 50 percent occupied.

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