Gov. John deJongh Jr. and Robert Moore, chief executive officer of Atlantic Basin Refining V.I., signed a proposed operating agreement Wednesday that will now go before the 30th Legislature for ratification.
Atlantic Basin Refining V.I. plans to purchase HOVENSA. The proposed operating agreement officials signed Wednesday is separate and apart from the tentative sale agreement Atlantic Basin Refining has reached with the owners of HOVENSA.
ST. CROIX - It took a V.I. Superior Court jury just more than three hours Wednesday afternoon before they returned guilty verdicts in the trial of 23-year-old Julien Viera, who was charged in the fatal shooting of another man outside a Christiansted bar in August 2013.
Viera was charged hours after the Aug. 3, 2013, shooting with first-degree murder; first-degree assault; unauthorized possession of a firearm; possession of ammunition; first-degree reckless endangerment; carrying a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence; and failure to report a firearm brought into the territory.
The Senate Committee on Government Services and Housing will take up three bills today, including one to legislate the terms around home sales in William's Delight.
Homeownership has been an aspiration of William's Delight residents since the public housing community was built in 1969.
However, it was not approved by the federal government until 1995, and it was not until 2001 that residents were given that option.
Filming began today on St. Croix for "Facing Waves" a half hour television show that highlights fun places to go kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
The host, Matt Hite, director Kelsey Thompson, and co-host Julie Roach will be filming in a number of locations, including the Paddle the Park stand-up paddleboard race Sunday on St. John.
The entire episode will focus on the U.S. Virgin Islands and will air on Outside Television, NBC Universal Sports Network, and www.carbontv.com sometime during the 2015 season.
ST. THOMAS - The Government Employees' Retirement System board almost considered applying for a gaming license for Carambola, but the action item will be placed on next month's agenda in order to give the public proper notice.
At the GERS board meeting Wednesday, GERS Administrator Austin Nibbs asked the board to add an item to the agenda that would give him the authority to submit an application to the Casino Control Commission.
ST. CROIX - On Saturday, the Grove Place Action Committee will put on its annual Liberty Day celebration honoring the life and legacy of David Hamilton Jackson in the park named in his honor.
Liberty Day, also known as D. Hamilton Jackson Day and Bull and Bread Day, is a local holiday during which schools, local government offices and retail stores traditionally are closed. Because the day falls on the weekend this year, government offices and schools are not affected.