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Bryan: ‘So Far, So Good’ on Virus Testing in Territory *Update*

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. told reporters on a telephone press conference Wednesday that there had been no new cases of COVID-19 in the territory since Sunday. “So far, so good,” the governor said.
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.
Altoglacio Straun, at 19 years old the youngest employee at Limetree, speaks at the EPA hearing. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Local Businesses Recommend Limetree to EPA

Ten people recorded positive comments in favor of Limetree Bay Terminal and Refinery's application Friday for a Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit permit and one person spoke of her concerns in giving the corporation such control.

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.
Limetree Bay interns celebrate Friday for completing their summer training program. (Photo by Limetree Bay Terminals)

Limetree Interns Finish Up

On Friday, Limetree Bay Terminals recognized 20 young Virgin Islanders who completed Limetree’s 2019 summer internship program.
A group of 35 Virgin Islanders represent Limetree Bay’s first graduating class from a six-week program on refinery basics. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

35 New Limetree Operators Slated to ‘Fuel the Future’

Seven years after Hovensa stopped refining oil on St. Croix, 35 new operators decided to be part of the effort to make the island a major player in the energy industry again. The group represents Limetree Bay Refining’s first graduating class from a six-week program on refinery basics.
Priscilla Laurent, right, and Raevah Matthew were two of nine women in Limetree Bay Refining’s first Basic Operator Training Class. Overall, the entire group comprises of 35 trainees. They graduated Monday in a short ceremony held at the Limetree Bay cafeteria. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

Defying the Odds: Limetree Women Stand Out in STEM Field

Limetree Bay Refining celebrated 35 graduates – all Virgin Islanders – from its first Basic Operator Training Class. Nine were women. That’s about 26 percent, or a little more than a quarter, which almost mirrors the national statistics on women working in STEM fields.





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