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Limetree Bay has the pieces in place to restart the shuttered Hovensa refinery. (Government House photo)

Refinery Deal Done, Smaller-than-Contracted Immediate Payout Completed

Limetree Bay has submitted a payment due on closing of the refinery's restart agreement with the V.I. government, indicating all the pieces are in place to begin work partially restarting the St. Croix oil refinery.
Anna Scarbriel leads the discussion Tuesday on the new Kids Count databook, which looks at children and families in the territory in 2014.

Kids Count Databook Shows Trends Over Time Aren’t Getting Better

Trends over time in critical areas such as health care, education and economic well-being are not improving but instead staying the same or worsening for children and families in the territory.
IGY CEO Tom Mukamal, left, and VP of Corporate Services Charles Irons testify before the EDC Tuesday.

Yacht Haven Execs Seek EDC Benefits for New St. Thomas Hotel

Yacht Haven Grande executives came before the Economic Development Commission Tuesday, pleading their case for EDC benefits in one of the last stops of their long journey toward building the new St. Thomas hotel.
International and Capital Management Company's headquarters on St. Thomas. (James Gardner photo)

Economic Development Authority Waiting to Hear on ICMC Layoffs

While International Capital and Management Company has released few details on the number of employees it laid off last week, the V.I. Economic Development Authority is awaiting a petition from the company to reduce its staff to 40 full time employees.
Limetree Oil Refinery (File photo)

Limetree Bay Closes $1.25 Billion Loan, Says Refinery Could Restart by End of 2019

Limetree Bay Ventures, announced Nov. 30 that it had closed on $1.25 billion financing to restart its St. Croix refinery, which the company said could happen by "the end of next year."
Tawana Nicholas and Jordan Albany pass out samples of coquito at the 2017 Coquit Festival. File photo)

Crucian Christmas Isn’t Complete Without Coquito

Folks on St. Croix will compete to see who makes the best coquito – the coconut-infused, creamy, rum-spiked holiday drink – at the 11th annual Coquito Festival, Dec. 15 at La Reine Chicken Shack.
Clayton Laurent Jr.

V.I. Heavyweight Laurent Fights Friday in Puerto Rico

V.I. heavyweight boxer Clayton Laurent Jr. will return to the ring Friday when he fights Kenny Cruz Carasquillo Friday in Truillo Alto, Puerto Rico, in four, three-minute rounds.
Jean-Pierre “JP” Oriol, director of Coastal Zone Management for the Virgin Islands, addresses Saturday's gathering at Magens Bay.

Moorings for Day Charter Boats Would be a First for Magens Bay

A preliminary proposal to place four to eight permanent moorings for the exclusive use of transient and day charter boats in Magens Bay met with mixed reviews at a public meeting at the beach Saturday.
District Judge Curtis Gomez (File photo)

Weapons Seized in Airport Inspection Not Admissible in Upcoming Trial

The seizure of two firearms from mailed packages passing through an international postal facility will not be allowed to be used as evidence in an upcoming trial, according to a court order.
The stately Company House Hotel at 2 Company St. will be open for business Jan. 1. (Anne Salafia photo)

Company House Hotel Makes Elegant Comeback

One of the old grande dames of downtown Christiansted came back to life Thursday night. In a soft opening at 2 Company St., Caravelle Hotel and Casino Group majority owners Gary and Donna Brewer and Lance Griffith cut the ribbon at Company House Hotel as dignitaries and townsfolk applauded.

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