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End of Fiscal Year Financials Show $9M Operating Loss for VIPA

A review of the V.I. Port Authority’s financials show that the agency emerged from the past fiscal year with a $9 million operating loss, according to staff members.

Discovery of Undersea Dock Piles Delays Crown Bay Dredging Project

Divers have been working around the clock to remove a set of 60 undersea dock piles that VIPA officials said are holding up the completion of the Crown Bay dredging project on St. Thomas.

EPA and DPNR Aim to Tighten Regulation of Pesticide Use

Improving regulatory control over the use of pesticides in the territory is a top priority of the EPA and DPNR, officials from both agencies said Wednesday.

Merwin Potter Replaces Boschulte as St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has appointed former V.I. Fire Service Director Merwin Potter to replace Larry Boschulte as St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator. Boschulte resigned earlier this week.

Plaskett Asking to Meet with Hess Executive about Hovensa

Delegate Stacey Plaskett has requested a meeting with Hess Corporation Chief Executive Officer John Hess regarding the company’s plans, proposals and processes with respect to the refinery.

Senate Hopes to Roof St. Croix Basketball Courts

The Legislature and Department of Public Works are hoping to put steel roofs and lighting over the public basketball courts in Frederiksted's Estate Profit and in Estate Grove, in the center of St. Croix.

Local Businesses Encouraged to Become Part of EDC Procurement Process

An open house held Tuesday focused on the benefits of the of EDA’s eligible supplier program, which officials said helps level the playing field for local businesses trying to compete.

Conference on Climate Change in the Caribbean Under Way in Puerto Rico

A conference on Climate Change in the Caribbean this week in San Juan is being hosted by the V.I. government, the Puerto Rico government, the EPA, NOAA, the U.S. Forest Service and Interior.

Butterflies Abound

While it looks like it’s been snowing butterflies for the last few weeks across the territory, it’s a normal occurrence for this time of year, a biologist in that field said Tuesday.

St. Croix Nursing Baccalaureate Moves Closer to Reality

The St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands will be offering a full bachelor's degree program in nursing, starting in 2016, if all goes according to plan.

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