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Oil Flare Impacted Residential Water in Half-Dozen Communities On 7-Mile Swath

Densely populated Williams Delight abuts Enfield Green. Residential communities in Estate Cane, Estate Carlton, Good Hope and Ruan Bay are also in the line of travel.

Limetree Flare Sprayed Onto Homes, Impacting Water Cisterns

The massive fireball and flare at the Limetree Bay Refinery Wednesday afternoon impacted the Enfield Green community. Enfield Green residents should disconnect downspouts to cisterns if accessible.

St. Croix Refinery Fire Wednesday Shortly After New Odor Complaints – Updated with Added Videos

Emergency teams are responding to a fire inside the Limetree Bay Refinery Wednesday..

V.I. Unemployment Assistance Has Paid $133 Million Since Pandemic Began

Unemployment insurance in the U.S. Virgin Islands has paid out more than $133 million since the beginning of the pandemic through May 2, according to the V.I. Labor Department.

Senators Praise Dowe While Raising Concerns About Port Authority

Senators were unanimous Monday in voicing praise for Carlton Dowe, the executive director of the Virgin Islands Port Authority, while at the same time raising concern about a variety of issues.

V.I. to Sell or Lease Kings Alley Hotel

The V.I. Public Finance Authority Governing Board voted to start the process of selling or leasing the Kings Alley Hotel and the adjacent vacant lot, the board reported in a news release.
A bustling Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is on the left, while Frenchman’s Reef, on the right, is unopened and awaiting major repairs that have been delayed by the coronavirus. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Fortress Investment Group Buys Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef

The U.S. Virgin Islands' largest hotel, Marriott Frenchman's Reef on St. Thomas, has been sold to an affiliate of New York-based private investment firm Fortress Investment Group.
Sahara dust masks the view from the vantage point of Drake’s Seat on the north side of St. Thomas, which on a clear day would extend to the British Virgin Islands. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Puerto Rico Researchers Working to Better Understand Health Effects of Sahara Dust

The largest African dust storm in 50 years – which occurred in June 2020 and coincided with the global spread of COVID-19 – has prompted new research and public health initiatives by scientists in Puerto Rico.

Limetree Bay Refinery to Reinstate Air Monitoring Program

Limetree Bay Energy announced on Wednesday it has "voluntarily agreed to reinstate the facility’s [legacy] ambient air monitoring program." This comes days after the EPA issued a notice of violation to Limetree, warning of potential civil penalties.

FEMA Obligates $61 Million to Housing Authority to Restore Public Housing

According to the V.I. Office of Disaster Recovery, the funds obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Public Assistance Program are earmarked to execute eleven projects, nine on St. Croix and two on St. Thomas.





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