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Concept drawing of proposed hotel at Yacht Haven Grande presented to the V.I. Legislature in 2018. (V.I. Legislature image)

Analysis: Another Way to Finance Yacht Haven Hotel?

There is reason to think a hotel would be good for the Yacht Haven Grande area. And if it really is a viable project, lenders should be up for lending $10 million secured by the hotel's future tax revenues. Plus, changes made to the Tax Increment Financing law last year make it easier for a developer to use the program.
Derrick Thomas shows his outer space vacuum tester. (sap photo)

K-12 to UVI to the Stars and Beyond

Antonino Cucchiara and David Morris would be happy to be able to guide and transport students from their desks at the territory’s elementary, middle and high schools to the physics program at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Carnival Glory will dock in Frederiksted Tuesday. (Photo provided by Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Returns to St. Croix Tuesday

Carnival, the world's largest cruise company, will return to St. Croix Tuesday when Carnival Glory docks at Frederiksted, and that's a "huge deal" for the island, according to Tourism Commissioner designee Joseph Boschulte.

Soccer Association Holds Premier League Championship Game

The USVI Soccer Association (USVISA) held its Premier League Championship game on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Schjang Ballpark on St. Croix.
Richard Hughes of FEMA listens as Julien Henley talks about accessibility during the Magens Bay Authority board meeting.

Magens Bay Intends to Utilize Free Help to ‘Ramp Up’ the Park

For those fortunate enough to not be disabled, going to the beach is idiomatically a walk in the park. Not so for Virgin Islands resident Julien Henley, who has been wheelchair-dependent for the last 10 years. Watching Henley get from his car to the Magens Bay Authority Board meeting in shed four on Friday illuminated the challenge of such a simple activity.

Tourism Chief Reports Airlines Upbeat About U.S.V.I.

The airlines serving the territory are satisfied with their route performance and some are looking forward to increasing capacity to the islands in the months ahead.
People crowd across the entry bridge to the food booths and other delights as the first day of AgriFest goes into high gear. (Linda Morland photo)

Agrifest Celebrates Crucian Culture

There is something to delight every man, woman and child at the 48th annual Virgin Islands Agriculture and Food Fair, called Agrifest, which opened Saturday and concludes Monday at the Rudolph Schulterbrandt Agricultural Complex on St. Croix.
The front of the historic Scale House in Christiansted shows wear and tear. (Elisa McKay photo)

STX Scale House Restoration Expected to Be Complete in April

The community came out Thursday evening to hear Gary Zbel talk about restoration of the Historic Scale House in Christiansted, which he said should be completed this spring and last a century.
Virgin Islands Legislature on St. Thomas

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

All Saints 7th Grader DaJahnelle Joseph Wins District Spelling Bee

Following 24 grueling and intense rounds, seventh-grader DaJahnelle Joseph secured the championship with the correct spelling of “gingivitis” at the St. Thomas-St. John District Intermediate Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Feb. 12.





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