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The Coastal Zone Management Committee remained undecided during a meeting on Tuesday about a permit request to demolish a non-functioning water feature within Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas and replace it with a gazebo.
To negate a long-standing debt owed to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the Virgin Islands Port Authority requested Senate approval for a disposition of property.
The Virgin Islands family planning to bring the territory’s first water park to Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas gained some solid support from senators during Friday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
Senators of the Rules and Judiciary Committee moved eight bills forward on Thursday, holding two additional bills in the committee for further discussion. Three of the approved bills focused on government responsibility and appropriation of funding.
Several testifiers shed light on the ongoing Department of Planning and Natural Resources permitting issues at Thursday’s Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, pointing out that projects like the floating bar Lime Out don’t require Major Land Permits vetted by the Coastal Zone Management Commission.
The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee rejected the nomination of Vincent Joseph to serve on the Government Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees and Edward Foerstal to serve on the Coastal Zone Management Commission.
The V.I. Coastal Zone Management Committee on Thursday approved Coral World Ocean Park's request to change their permit, allowing the park to take in four more dolphins. Under the revision, Coral World will increase its dolphin population from four to eight.