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DHS to Host Zoom Launch of Personal Care Attendants Program

Two Zoom forums will launch a program to help small businesses grow and new businesses get off the ground through a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) In-home Services program.

Governor and Limetree Bay CEO Meet to Discuss Refinery’s Operations on St. Croix

Although previously planned, Tuesday’s meeting followed a recent gas flaring event from the refinery that prompted the closure of several schools in the vicinity of the refinery and triggered complaints from residents living in the surrounding areas.

Southland Gaming Donates Funds to VIPD to Purchase Dogs

The donation of $43,000 will be used to purchase and train three dogs to be added to VIPD’s K9 Unit.

Limetree Continues to Investigate Flare Incident, Clarifies Media Reports

Limetree Refinery further clarifies that the refinery did not experience a gas leak of hydrogen sulfide during this incident, as some media reports have indicated.
Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas is peppered by questions from the Senate Finance Committee Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Board Approves Financial Matters at Emergency Meeting

Board members voted unanimously to extend the lines of credit and a standby credit facility for a three-month period.

DPNR Prohibits Fuel Delivery at Gas For Less and Freedom City Service Stations

This prohibits the stations from having regulated substances, including but not limited to petroleum products, delivered to its underground storage tank (UST) system.

Public Health Safety Diligence, Vaccines Key to Caribbean Tourism Recovery

The task force cautions that now is not the time to “let down our guard,” as the next several months will determine how quickly the tourism-dependent region will be able to rebound.

Plaskett Announces FEMA Awards Grant to WAPA for $165M

“This important grant will benefit the Virgin Islands tremendously with our ongoing rebuilding efforts and making the Virgin Islands whole again after experiencing two devastating hurricanes."

SBA Announces Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications, Guidelines

The American Rescue Plan that was signed into law by President Joe Biden has established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund at the SBA.

Limetree Bay Names Neil Morgan to Be Refinery General Manager

Morgan’s career spans more than 30 years in the energy industry, most notably in international refining, project management and manufacturing leadership.