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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.

Bordeaux Mountain Property Owner Seeks Commercial Zoning

The future of a small, teardrop-shaped lot across from Bordeaux Mountain Road on St. John was the subject of a virtual public zoning meeting held Tuesday afternoon by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

DPNR Launches App for Anonymously Reporting Violations

DPNR has launched an application that will let citizens in the USVI report to the department anonymously if they see something they think is suspicious or illegal that could harm the environment.

Avera Proposal Dropped; Legislature Probes Agencies About Procurement Process

Several government agencies faced scrutiny from senators Wednesday as they defended themselves over no-bid contract proposals and other non-competitive processes used during a state of emergency.

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.

DPNR: Fishermen Receiving Long Promised Hurricane Relief Aid

Nearly three years after the 2017 hurricanes, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Division of Fish and Wildlife has launched a highly anticipated disaster relief program that offers financial assistance to fishers who suffered losses due to the hurricanes.
Senator Myron Jackson said he wanted to visit Lovango Cay. (Screen capture)

Senate Hearing on Rezoning of Lovango Cay Ends with Uncertainty

Some senators sounded concerned about a proposed zoning change for Lovango Cay Holdings LLP, which is proposing to build a resort on a small cay near the island of St. John.
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.
St. Thomas’ Shamar Lewis takes the wheel during the 2019 VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship. (Photo provided by VIPCA Marina Apprenticeship)

DPNR Joins VIPCA’s Marine Apprenticeship Program

The application deadline is Monday, May 18, and interested individuals can apply online at the VIPCA website. All applicants must be residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and have graduates from a public high school in the territory.

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