Some 300 people attending a virtual town hall Thursday had three words for officials investigating the Limetree Bay refinery – "Shut it down!" Friday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did just that.
As reports of noxious odors and health effects at the west end of St. Croix entered a second week, the V.I. government, Limetree Bay refinery, and the Environmental Protection Agency each began conducting hunts to find out the cause.
Heralding the newly passed American Rescue Act as “landmark” federal legislation, Government House officials detailed Monday what local residents can expect in terms of new relief, including the third round of stimulus payments.
The opening of public COVID vaccine centers on St. Thomas and St. Croix has increased the access residents 16 years old and older have to the vaccine. Taking it a step further, the government has now made available an online option for booking an appointment.
The phased reopening of the U.S. Virgin Islands began Monday, but progress depends on how well people adhere to the safety measures, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday during his news conference on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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