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Local and National Philanthropic Foundations Find Common Ground

The St. Croix Foundation was thrilled to collaborate with more than 60 other Black foundation leaders in fashioning a statement released as COVID-19 and police brutality were disproportionately ravaging Black communities across the nation.

New Alexander Theater to Revitalize Christiansted’s Sunday Market Square

Historic Sunday Market Square will come alive with the opening of the “New Alexander Theater” in downtown Christiansted. The St. Croix Foundation has officially been approved to renovate and retrofit the “Old Alexander Theater.”
From left, VITEMA Director Dary Jaschen, Senate President Novelle Francis, and Sen. Kurt Vialet discuss Limetree Refinery at Tuesday's town hall. (Source photo Susan Ellis)

Limetree Officials Are a No-Show at Community Meeting on Refinery

More than 100 concerned citizens gathered at the University of the Virgin Islands Tuesday evening to learn about plans to reopen the Limetree Bay Terminals and Refinery and to press the company about health issues – but no one from the refinery came to answer questions.

Post-Disaster Lessons Prompt Planning at Hazard Mitigation Workshop

As Virgin Islanders recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and watch the destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, a new disaster mitigation plan for the territory is taking shape.
Richard Motta, director of communications for Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. Bryan, addresses the media at Government House, St. Croix. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

News Conference: Governor Continuing to Press HUD on Disaster Funds

The governor is continuing to press FEMA to release desperately needed hurricane recovery funds, Richard Motta, director of communications for Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., reported Monday during a news conference at Government House on St. Croix.
The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group’s Delia Richardson, leads a town hall meeting Monday. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Long Term Recovery Groups Active on All Three Islands

The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group grew slowly, from a few members after the 2017 storms to more than 70 member organizations now, a who’s who board of community leaders and a mission to provide the most necessary recovery services in an efficient way





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