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The Board of Land Use Appeals Rejects Suit Against Summers End Group

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Board of Land Use Appeals voted 4-0, with two abstentions, to deny an appeal brought by the Virgin Islands Conservation Society against the Summer's End Group's Plans for a St. John Marina.

Cowgirl Bebop Floating Restaurant and Lounge Files Appeal With BLUA

After being denied a Coastal Zone Management permit in September, developers of the proposed Cowgirl Bebop floating restaurant have appealed to the Board of Land Use Appeals, arguing that the volunteer board members erred by not following staff recommendations to approve the permit.

Archeological Survey for Latitude 18 Project Alarms Neighbors

When a backhoe began excavating on property abutting their backyards one Saturday morning in late September, residents of Estate Nazareth on the east end of St. Thomas became alarmed.

STJ Coastal Zone Management Rejects Application for Cowgirl Bebop

In a unanimous decision, the St. John Committee of Coastal Zone Management voted to disapprove an application by Cowgirl Bebop LLLP to permit a 120-foot floating lounge and restaurant off Mingo Cay in Pillsbury Sound between St. Thomas and St. John.

Bryan Removes Head of Save Coral Bay from Coastal Zone Management Committee

The battle surrounding a proposal to build a controversial marina in Coral Bay became even more complicated this week with the removal of one of St. John's Coastal Zone Management Committee members.

Senators Balk During Review of Consolidated Permit for Summer’s End Marina

The future of Coral Bay came into the spotlight once again when the Senate Committee of the Whole met Tuesday to consider a modified permit and a lease for submerged land for a controversial 144-slip marina on St. John.
Lining up to testify, from left Jeff Boyd, Chaliese Summers, CZM Director Marlon Hibbert, Robert O'Connor Jr. and community activist Wayne Chinnery. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Bryan OKs Modified Permit for STJ Marina at Summer’s End *Correction*

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. worked with DPNR and developers of Summer’s End to smooth out any permitting issues and prepare a modified, consolidated permit that could be passed by the Legislature at a moment’s notice.
Guests enjoy the sunset from the deck at Lovango Cay. Source photo by Amy H. Roberts)

Lovango Cay Zoning, CZM Hearing Raises Issues About Resort Plans

During its first three weeks in business in February, Lovango Resort & Beach Club transported 2,336 passengers to dine at ZoZo’s H20, the only facility currently open at the fledgling island resort.
Erin Muller of the Mote Marine Laboratory talks about coral reef diseases last week. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

NPS Speaker Says Reef Diseases Affecting V.I. Coral

Diseases are devastating coral reefs around the world and local and regional scientists are searching frantically for cures and preventative measures before the reefs disappear and the fish disappear along with them.

Proposed CZM Overhaul Gives Residents Much to Ponder

Despite much anticipation, relatively few sparks flew at a jam-packed meeting held Wednesday night in Cruz Bay to discuss a bill that seeks to amend Coastal Zone Management regulations.

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