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Board of Land Use Appeals Delays Ruling on Residence at Maho Bay

After two hours of online discussion, the Board of Land Use Appeals failed to reach a ruling on Thursday concerning the proposed construction of a three-story, single-family home on Maho Bay.

Magens Bay Authority Entering Digital Age with New Online System

Visitors to Magens Bay and Smith Bay parks on St. Thomas will soon have the option of buying their tickets and passes online rather than waiting in line to pay at the gate. The Magens Bay Authority board, met Friday morning via Zoom.

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.

Senate Panel Advances Bill Offering Amnesty for Illegal Apartments

A bill to offer a two-year amnesty to homeowners who have enclosed useable space under their houses without the proper permits was passed by the Senate Committee on Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications on Friday.

Governor Considering New COVID-19 Restrictions to be Announced Monday

The governor is considering new COVID-19 restrictions to take effect on Monday as officials struggle to get community spread of the virus under control amid the territory’s second Stay at Home order since March.

Sea Turtle Research Project Spotlighted by Science Saturday

While baby sea turtles must fend for themselves once they hatch and venture into the ocean, a group of scientists is keeping a close eye on their teenage counterparts in Brewers Bay on St. Thomas.

DPNR Orders Visiting Vessels to Vacate Sensitive Bays by Friday

Three-and-a-half months after being given permission to drop anchor indefinitely in bays not usually available for long stays, vessels were making their way out of Magens Bay Monday morning, to the relief of many Magens Bay regulars.

Bright Beach Lights Pose Hazard for Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Baby sea turtles face many obstacles to their survival, and it was no different for the 50 leatherback hatchlings that emerged from a nest on July 1 at Hull Bay beach on St. Thomas.
Michael and Veronica Boyce testified remotely to the senators. (Screenshot)

Commercial and Condo Proposal on STX East End Gets Warm Reception

Michael and Veronica Boyce want to develop the eight acres they own on the east end of St. Croix to build between 80 and 100 condominiums.
Waves batter the Frederiksted seawall during a 2010 tropical storm. (Source file photo)

As Climate Change Laps Its Shores, USVI Will Face Tough Choices

The U.S. Virgin Islands is moving to identify public and private properties that lie in its mega-sized flood zone. Then all it will have to do is decide whether (and how) to protect individual structures or whether (and how) to remove them.

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