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All senators at Thursday’s Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing agreed that former Senator Celestino White would make a good addition to the Virgin Islands Port Authority board and discussed their high hopes for the seaports and airports of the territory.
Yacht Haven USVI sued the West Indian Company on Dec. 4 in the state of New York for $400 million, claiming WICO “conspired” to direct business away from Yacht Haven and toward Havensight Mall. Last week, WICO countersued in V.I. Superior Court.
The bulk of a meeting of the Board of Directors of the West Indian Company Thursday was taken up by unresolved issues related to the decision by the Government Employees Retirement System to terminate WICO as manager of Havensight Mall.
The Government Employees' Retirement System governing board voted to not renew the West Indian Company's management agreement for Havensight Mall.
Roy Moorehead, who as director of security for the West Indian Co., Ltd., has been securing WICO's dock and premises for six years, requested the agency pursue purchasing a "super boat" capable of handling marine and vessel fires.
During a meeting of WICO’s board of directors, Director of Marine and Cruise Operations Mark Sabino said things like berth size, Port Authority contracts, and scheduling conflicts create a perfect storm for losing tourism revenue.
Following a V.I. Supreme Court order on July 1, the West Indian Co. Ltd’s new attorneys have released two unredacted transcripts from executive sessions held in 2015 discussing a decision to pay former Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s $12,000 a month rent for a villa on St. Thomas.
The Virgin Islands relies on a tiny force of individuals to guard it against potential environmental damage from any of the hundreds of cruise ships and other commercial vessels that visit its shores annually – but that line is reinforced by a bulwark of international convention and U.S. controls and authority.
In a four-year-old case, the West Indian Company, Ltd. was ordered last week to adhere to the public records law of the Virgin Islands by Superior Court Judge Robert A Molloy.
The West Indian Company Board of Directors voted Friday to fire WICO President Clifford Graham for cause. 'After extensive discussion, the board made a decision to terminate for cause,' WICO Board Chair Joseph Boschulte said.
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