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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.
The battle surrounding a proposal to build a controversial marina in Coral Bay became even more complicated this week with the removal of one of St. John's Coastal Zone Management Committee members.
While the controversy for a marina proposed by the Summer’s End Group continues to flare up, the developer of another marina proposed for Coral Bay is seeking public input for its own design, which has been in the works since 2007.
Save Coral Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization has filed a lawsuit against the governor of the Virgin Islands and the Summer’s End Group LLC to block the construction of a marina in Coral Bay.
The future of Coral Bay came into the spotlight once again when the Senate Committee of the Whole met Tuesday to consider a modified permit and a lease for submerged land for a controversial 144-slip marina on St. John.
This is the second in a three part series on St. Johnians’ views on the future of development on their home island.
The St. Thomas Coastal Zone Management Committee approved a master plan for the construction of a new concession building at Magens Bay, the transfer of the permit for a marina in Red Hook and an expansion project at another marina in Estate Nadir.
Virgin Islands Port Authority voted to negotiate with Off-Shore Marine Services, Inc. to lease two Port Authority properties in Crown Bay to develop a marine center and revamp the dilapidated land.