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Limetree Bay holds open house for the community Saturday. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Limetree Executives Hold Meet and Greet at Open House

About 150 people had a chance to meet top executives of Limetree Bay Terminals and Refinery during an open house Saturday at the University of the Virgin Islands' Great Hall. Outside, one of the corporation’s boats and several fire engines were on display.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discusses his plan to bolster the Territory’s economy with a sustainable and robust workforce at his workforce development summit Wednesday on St. Croix. (Photo submitted by Government House)

Bryan Lays Out Economic Plan Long on Goals, Short on How

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. laid out a plan to stabilize the territory’s economy and create a sustainable and thriving workforce during two daylong workforce development summits in both districts this week, according to Government House.
Doug Domenech (U.S. Department of the Interior photo)

Interior Assistant Secretary Domenech Completes USVI Trip

U.S. Department of Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech has completed a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Next Generation Network Plans Public School Computer Science Instruction

The V.I. Next Generation Network is planning to put volunteers in the field to help the territory's public school teachers with a five-week course in coding and programming.

WAPA’s Finances, Part 3: Is There Light at the End of...

WAPA is losing money and swimming in debt, with very high electricity costs. Decades of hospitals and government agencies using it an involuntary lender by not paying power bills have starved it, forcing chronic delays in maintenance and upgrades. But not all is doom and gloom.
The UVI St. Croix campus.

UVI Board Approves 2020 Budget and Fundraising Goals

At its meeting Saturday on St. Croix, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved the university's fiscal year 2020 budget of $47.1 million. The board also set its annual fundraising goal at $3 million and the Alumni Giving rate at 20 percent.
Lining up to testify, from left Jeff Boyd, Chaliese Summers, CZM Director Marlon Hibbert, Robert O'Connor Jr. and community activist Wayne Chinnery. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Senate Tells Summers End Developers to Revise their Proposal

After more than eight hours of often tense testimony, the Senate Committee of the Whole told the developers of the proposed St. John Marina & the Yacht Club at Summer’s End to revise their permit application to reflect changes since the original permit was approved in 2014.
St. Thomas' first power plant under construction, long before the creation of the Water and Power Authority in 1964. (Undated early 20th century photo provided by the St. Thomas Historical Trust)

WAPA’s Finances Part 2: A Case of Chronic Starvation

WAPA is swimming in debt. Where did it come from? What can be done about it? Some in the PSC, Senate and the public feel this debt is the result of mismanagement. Is it? And how much does it matter, if we have to pay up anyway?
Celia Kalousek has served as SJCF executive director since 2011. (Source photo Amy Roberts)

Come Out for Pan Dragons, Johnny Cakes at STJ Community Foundation...

Everyone in the territory is invited to St. John on Saturday for an old-time fish fry to help the island celebrate the 30th anniversary of the St. John Community Foundation. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

WAPA Finances: Raise Base Rate and See Lower Total Rates Soon,...

It will surprise no one to hear that finances at the V.I. Water and Power Authority are not good. But can it become sustainable? Is the news all bad or is there sunlight?

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