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The Virgin Islands family planning to bring the territory’s first water park to Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas gained some solid support from senators during Friday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
Plans for a third cruise ship dock on St. Thomas, which would create the berthing area to dock two Oasis-class ships, are being threatened by ongoing lawsuits and the impact of COVID-19 on the cruise industry.
The USVI will begin welcoming visitors back to its seaports, airports and hotels beginning June 1, and the V.I. Department of Health has issued a series of protocols and guidelines to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.
The U.S. Virgin Islands does not seem to have recorded a spike in crime during the two months since a state of emergency was declared over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Haley Jennings, a student artist at Antilles School, won two top prizes in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The competition honors more than 400 students from every U.S. Congressional District.
The Virgin Islands may see its first floating hotel operation in the harbor of St. Thomas courtesy of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line CEO Oneil Khosa, who has offered to temporarily supply a ship to help boost tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic dies down.
The Fifth Virgin Islands Constitutional Convention was not a success, and at least one delegate to that convention said she worries another such effort could be a waste of time.
Farmers in the territory have been told that to apply for the assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program they must go to their local Farm Service Agency office, but only one such office exists in the territory.
A group of the territory’s farmers have created the Virgin Islands Farmers Alliance to fight for their voice amid big agriculture and local government, but they say they need the public’s help.
The coronavirus pandemic didn’t delay Dream Yacht Charters plans to open its newest location on St. Thomas on June 1, according to a company official.