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Environmental Groups and Limetree Refinery Both Challenging Terms of Refinery Permit

Several environmental groups filed an appeal this week to contest St. Croix's Limetree Bay Refinery's pollution limit permit from the Environmental Protection Agency for being too lenient. Meanwhile, the refinery is contesting it, arguing it is too strict.

Refinery Restarts!

Limetree Bay has started up part of the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix and begun production and commercial sales of refined products, the company announced on Monday.

Limetree Bay Refinery Says Large Flare Part of Restart Work

There was a larger than usual flame at the top of the Limetree Bay Refinery's flare stack and louder than usual noise from the flare over the last week, which the company says is part of the normal startup process and will quiet down when the refinery restarts. 

Steam and Oil Plume Causes Odor at Limetree Bay Refinery

The Limetree Bay refinery project, which is expected to go online in the near future, had an incident on Monday that caused residents to complain of a noxious odor.

Local Clothing Line Kasavah Set to Launch on Black Friday

Free-spirited, modern, bohemian and cozy are some of the words used to describe Kasavah, a new St. Croix-based clothing line catering to small children and women.

Limetree Bay Replaces Chief Executive Officer

Limetree Bay Ventures, LLC, announced on Friday it has appointed Jeffrey Rinker as its new chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.

St. Croix Entrepreneur Set to Launch ‘Juju & CeCe’s Lemonades’

Business owner Ramone Reid of Cultured Naturals Body Care is turning her daughters into young entrepreneurs with the launch of Juju & CeCe’s Lemonades.

Accelerate VI’s Virtual Demo Day Highlights Tech Firms

The Accelerate VI program held a virtual demo day showcasing the seven tech businesses that participated in its 2020 cohort. The program is an initiative of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park.
Wind fills the sails of a catamaran in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source photo Bethaney Lee)

Dream Yacht Charters Opens STT Location

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t delay Dream Yacht Charters plans to open its newest location on St. Thomas on June 1, according to a company official.

Flamin’ Go V.I. Ready for Grand Opening

A day after finalizing the business license for Flamin’ Go V.I., owner Lisa Higgs was told her business was deemed non-essential and was forced to delay the grand opening of her new watercraft rental business.





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