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Cruise ships lie side by side at Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. (Photo provided by VIPA)

Boschulte: Territory Ready To Reopen, Masks and Distancing Still Essential

Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said he is confident that the Virgin Islands is properly prepared as it reopens its doors to leisure travel on Saturday after shutting down in August due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Workers repair the roof of the Cyril E. King Airport. (VIPA photo)

VIPA Board Irked by Roof Leaks at Cyril E. King Airport

Leaks in the new roof, a costly gut project and delays in the relocation of Transportation Security Administration equipment at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas dominated a recent Port Authority board meeting.

Port Authority Grapples with Financial Fallout of Pandemic

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on all Port Authority operations, from the airports to the cruise ship terminals to interisland ferry services, members of its governing board learned Wednesday.
The monitor on the left shows the readout of the thermal camera King Airport. The brighter parts of the image are hotter. (Photo provided by VIPA)

Port Authority Gets Green Light to Hire 35 COVID Screeners

The Port Authority has been authorized to hire 35 temporary health screeners for passengers arriving at the territory’s airports after the governing board approved the measure at its meeting Wednesday, held via Zoom.
Aerial photo shows the parcen on Crown Bay the V.I. Port Authority is seeking to turn into a marine center.

VIPA to Negotiate for New Marine Center

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.
An empty runway at the Cyril E. King Airport will be a common sight in upcoming months as airlines reduce their number of flights. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

COVID-19 Slashes Port Authority’s Marine and Aviation Revenue

The additional 100 day “No Sail” order put out by the Centers for Disease Control, in combination with airlines pulling flights from their schedules, has impacted the Virgin Islands Port Authority.
Blyden Terminal, St. Thomas (File photo)

Port Authority Waives Late Rent, Fees

The V.I. Port Authority governing board met in an unannounced closed meeting on Tuesday, March 31, and voted to authorize Executive Director Carlton Dowe to temporarily waive late charges and other financial fees for its tenants.

V.I. Ports Maintaining Critical Operations

The Virgin Islands Port Authority does not foresee a shortage of critical, imported supplies over the next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All Cruise Lines Hit Pause, Inflicting Blow to USVI Economy

Days after the new coronavirus epidemic led both Princess Cruises and Viking Cruises to halt all cruise operations until May, all other cruise lines have followed suit.
Airport STT Phase 2-4: The Port Authority estimates that it will take six to eight years to complete construction phases two through four on the Cyril E. King Airport. (Artist's rendering provided by VIPA)

VIPA Says Construction to Begin Soon on Territory’s Airports

The Virgin Islands Port Authority will start spending the $27 million received last year as a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration to begin construction on the Cyril E. King and Henry E. Rohlsen airports.

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