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Plaintiffs Ask Court to Make Limetree Clean Up Its Mess

A motion filed in Superior Court Thursday could help hundreds of St. Croix residents get their cisterns, gardens and homes cleaned of oily petroleum hydrocarbons from a Limetree Bay refinery flare mishap on May 12.
Women of all ages take off on the opening steps of the Women Race. (Elisa McKay photo)

37th Annual Women Race Will Be Virtual

For the second year, the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix will host its annual peace race virtually, the group announced. The race will also be held ocr a period of a week, when those participating can hit the track.

Town Hall Explores the Agricultural Impacts of Limetree Bay Refinery

During Thursday’s virtual town hall farmers came to share their experience of growing food alongside a refinery that, without warning, can spew oil onto their crops, leach oil into their soil, and contaminate residents' water supplies.

Hospital Board Approves 2022-2023 Budgets

The Territorial Hospital Board approved operating budgets for Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and the Schneider Regional Medical Center after holding them a month so the chief executive officers could work on coming closer to balanced budgets

Trial Shows Bacteria Swat Down Dengue Virus in Mosquitos

Efforts to control the spread of dengue have long centered on its vector – mosquitos, but the latest approach goes well beyond ... and it appears to work.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Unchecked Lawlessness Bears Hidden Costs

While driving home from a lovely lunch celebrating my son’s birthday this week, it finally happened.

Human Services Says Skilled Nursing Facilities Will Replace Existing Homes for the Aged  

By the end of 2024, the V.I. Department of Human Services hopes to have completed the reconstruction of Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged and built an entire new facility replacing the Queen Louise Home for the Aged.

Correctional Facility Struggles with Mold, Roof Repairs, and FEMA

The staff and inmates within the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility must contend with mold until the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections can repair the facility’s roof.

Limetree Hit with Fourth Class Action Lawsuit

A National Guardsman and mothers with newborn children are among 22 named plaintiffs in a new class action lawsuit against Limetree Bay, the fourth filed in recent weeks.

Police Still Searching for Suspect in Stabbing Attack on St. John Resident Tim Scott

V.I. Police are still searching for Rupert Gervin “Youth” Walters, the suspect in a stabbing in Cruz Bay that left a St. John man partially paralyzed on May 28.

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