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The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix and St. John's Lorendon Lorence Boynes Sr. Ferry Terminal may see major renovations under a measure approved Friday by the Senate Finance Committee.
Plans for a third cruise ship dock on St. Thomas, which would create the berthing area to dock two Oasis-class ships, are being threatened by ongoing lawsuits and the impact of COVID-19 on the cruise industry.
All senators at Thursday’s Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing agreed that former Senator Celestino White would make a good addition to the Virgin Islands Port Authority board and discussed their high hopes for the seaports and airports of the territory.
During a meeting of WICO’s board of directors, Director of Marine and Cruise Operations Mark Sabino said things like berth size, Port Authority contracts, and scheduling conflicts create a perfect storm for losing tourism revenue.