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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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