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St. John CZM OKs Plans for Road Repair

Road crews can begin repairs to five sites on St. John roadways that were impacted by landslides and storm surge from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, following approval Thursday by the St. John Committee of Coastal Zone Management.

Refinery Operations Pause Followed by Release of Strong Odor

The Limetree Bay Refinery had an "operating upset" Friday, creating a strong smell in the area, shortly after reportedly pausing and restarting operations.

Op Ed: Let the Sun Shine on Earth Day, Minus Toxic Sunscreen

Let us salute and celebrate the passionate efforts of those residents who help preserve our islands by keeping our beaches clean, recycling, composting, adopting solar power, preserving coral, hunting lion fish, launching a sustainable agriculture plan, investing in aquaponics, educating on sustainability and resilience, choosing electric vehicles, and advancing ecotourism.

Tourism Boom Forces Port Authority to Seek Additional Funds for Airport Projects

Travel into the U.S. Virgin Islands during the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing, and Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe said Cyril E. King Airport is running at three times the capacity its facilities were originally built to handle.

Bryan Urges Renewed Effort to Refinance in Wake of Moody’s Assessment

Responding to Moody's Investors Services' recent assessment that the territory will likely be forced to restructure its debt, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the territory should "take another serious look" at trying to refinance some of its bond debt. 

Division of Festivals Announces One In-Person Event for St. Thomas Carnival

The Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals will be offering residents and visitors one night to “fête” safely during the 69th edition of Carnival Virgin Islands on St. Thomas, which kicks off on April 26 and ends April 30.  

ReSource Depot is a Hotspot for Recycled Items on St. John

What is it you need? A life preserver? A casserole dish? A bathroom sink? A travel guide to Peru? All of these items, admittedly used – but still usable – were recently available for pennies-on-the-dollar at St. John’s ReSource Depot Thrift Store. 

Gov. Eases Beach, Restaurant Restrictions as COVID Numbers Stay Low

Citing a continued decrease in new COVID-19 cases, with 51 active cases currently being tracked, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said Monday that he felt comfortable easing restrictions on weekend and holiday beach closings and restaurant seating.

Governor Nominates Bosede Bruce for Finance Commissioner

Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. announced Monday the appointment of Bosede Bruce as his nominee to lead the Finance Department, praising her more than two decades of experience in accounting and finance.

Senators Shocked: Companies Can Dig Up Roads for Small Fee, No Supervision

Members of the Senate Committee on Housing, Transportation, and Telecommunications expressed shock Monday to hear that large corporations have only been required to pay $25 for an excavation permit to dig up the territory's roads to repair or install utility lines.





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