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RUNWAY STILL ON HOLD

Work has yet to resume on the expansion of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.
The V.I. Port Authority's executive director, Gordon Finch, has said there will be no resumption of work until a "mutually acceptable" arrangement is worked out with the residents of nearby Yellow Cedar.
The residents have threatened to sue the authority over the issue of dust emanating from the work site. The Yellow Cedar neighborhood is downwind of the runway construction.
Negotiations continue in an effort to resolve the issue. In the meantime, the airport project, considered to be vital to the economic recovery of St. Croix, remains on hold.
Local officials have not determined whether the delay will jeopardize the millions of dollars committed to the project by the federal government. With every day that passes, the continued availability of the monies becomes more uncertain.

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Work has yet to resume on the expansion of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.
The V.I. Port Authority's executive director, Gordon Finch, has said there will be no resumption of work until a "mutually acceptable" arrangement is worked out with the residents of nearby Yellow Cedar.
The residents have threatened to sue the authority over the issue of dust emanating from the work site. The Yellow Cedar neighborhood is downwind of the runway construction.
Negotiations continue in an effort to resolve the issue. In the meantime, the airport project, considered to be vital to the economic recovery of St. Croix, remains on hold.
Local officials have not determined whether the delay will jeopardize the millions of dollars committed to the project by the federal government. With every day that passes, the continued availability of the monies becomes more uncertain.