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Plaskett Joins in Delivering Impeachment Article to Senate

As Virgin Islanders tuned in to the State of the Territory address Monday night, V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett was on a more somber mission, taking part in the delivery of an article of impeachment from the House to the U.S. Senate.
Taxis wait to take tourists around St. John.

Magens Bay Board Looks to Strengthen Taxi Rules

The Magens Bay Authority board of directors took another shot at resolving the problem of taxi drivers waiting until they arrive at the park’s gate to sort out fares from multiple passengers, but in the end, sent the proposed policy back for revision.

Magens Bay Board Grapples with Onslaught of Charter Yachts

As more and more charter yachts seek harbor in Magens Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic that has prevented them from traveling to neighboring Caribbean destinations, the authority that governs the beach park is facing new headaches.

Gov. Bryan Welcomes International Charter Company The Moorings to Yacht Haven Grande

In a Government House press release issued on Thursday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. welcomed The Moorings, an international luxury yacht charter company, to its new location at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas.

Survey Says: Virgin Islanders Want More Agriculture, Better Utilities

Vision 2040 survey results revealed agriculture as the No. 1 industry Virgin Islanders on all three islands and abroad want to see grow in the territory.
The Frederiksted Pier, called by locals 'the longest recreational swim pier in the world.' (Don Buchanan photo)

Business Leaders Share Pandemic Experiences and Responses at Community Forum

A business forum hosted by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and the V.I. Economic Development Authority on Wednesday featured business representatives discussing how they are keeping themselves and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biggs Says ‘Vision 2040’ a Chance for a USVI Renaissance

Midway through the effort to craft a 20-year strategic plan for the territory, Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. is feeling encouraged, thanks, he says, to the community’s participation.
Hurricane damage from the 2017 storms remains at Arthur A. Richards. (Source file photo)

PFA Board Shores Up Disaster Recovery Budget, Advances Grants Management Policy

In three resolutions on Wednesday, Public Finance Authority Board members moved money from PFA internal accounts to the Office of Disaster Recovery, which needs $1 million to cover operating expenses for fiscal year 2021.

Family Gathering of 35 Bumps Up COVID Numbers for USVI

A holiday family gathering of 35 that went against pandemic guidelines laid down by the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Centers for Disease Control contributed to an uptick in the territory's positive COVID-19 count.

Governor Dispels ‘Myths’ Surrounding Refinancing Proposal

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. spent half of his news conference on Monday dispelling myths surrounding a bill for securitizing the territory’s matching fund debt that would bring upward of $200 million into the territory over the next three years.

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