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“Thanks for calling Vision 2040,” was a familiar refrain as Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. fielded phone calls and online comments Monday evening during a virtual town hall.
The financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic was brought home to the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors on Thursday as officials with the Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort on St. Croix appealed for help to stay afloat.
In an interactive webinar that launched the V.I. government’s Vision 2040 plan on Thursday, Economic Development Authority officials made one thing abundantly clear: They need Virgin Islanders to do their part to make it a success.
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.
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.
Co-executors of the estate left by the late Jeffrey Epstein and a company he founded in the Virgin Islands were recently named as co-defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the V.I. Justice Department.
The Economic Development Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Kamal Latham on Monday told the Senate Finance Committee that the EDA's board remained neutral to parts of proposed legislation affecting the agency.