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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Gov. Bryan Says He Weighs Reopening the Economy Against Virus Risks Daily

Finding the balance between reviving the economy and public safety is a delicate one, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said in a recent interview with the Source.

National Spotlight on USVI Cases Should Be Put In Perspective, Governor Says

Two days after a national news outlet cast the spotlight on the territory and its surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called for the public to put the cases in perspective, saying that the outbreak is contained to the Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix.

COVID Count Up to 217, Government Focuses on Limetree Outbreak

Asked Monday what it would take for the territory to go back to the “safer at home” restrictions, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the most important thing now is to contain the outbreak spreading from the Limetree Bay refinery.

Jump in COVID-19 cases at Limetree Bay Prompts Safety Changes *UPDATE- New Numbers*

Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage company and Limetree Bay Refining, the affiliated companies at the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix, announced an increase in COVID-19 positive cases at the facility Thursday.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. announces tighter restrictions for Limetree Bay employees as COVID-19 cases climb, along with additional screening for visitors coming in from states with high infection rates. (Screen capture)

Tighter Restrictions Implemented on Travelers from High Infection States

With COVID-19 infection rates continuing to climb locally, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday that tighter restrictions on Limetree Bay contractors and travelers coming in from Arizona, Florida and Texas will help limit exposure of the coronavirus.

Limetree Bay Reports an Increase in COVID-19 Cases at Plant

Limetree Bay officials reported Monday that six individuals at the facility tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week.
Foam blocks wash up on south shore beaches during and after Tropical Storm Karen. (Photo by Toni Lance)

Refinery’s Foam Plastic Litters South Shore Months After September Storm

As Tropical Storm Karen passed south of St. Croix on Sept. 24, residents on the south shore noticed 110-pound polystyrene floats washing ashore. By the end of the day, more than 50 floats had accumulated on several beaches east and west of the Limetree Bay Terminal.
Government House image the Limetree Bay.

Senators Drill Limetree Bay on Environment and Payments

Brian Lever, president of Limetree Bay, told the V.I. Legislature’s Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs and Energy Wednesday that air and water emissions from the restarted refinery will be significantly lower than the previous refinery.

Company: Limetree Bay On Schedule to Start Refining

A portion of the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix is on schedule to resume refining oil by year's end, according to Limetree Bay Ventures, parent company of Limetree Bay Terminals and Limetree Bay Refining.
From left, Gary Halyard, Nesha Christian-Hendrickson, Gary Molloy, commissioner, and Elston George provide testimony to the senate about Department of Labor matters. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Legislature Marking Unemployment Tax to Payroll to Comply with Fed Law

The 33rd Legislature Finance Committee approved bills dealing with the gas excise tax, unemployment tax, a tax commission and the territory’s insurance division Tuesday.

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