ST. CROIX - After major price cuts last week, HOVENSA today left the wholesale price of gasoline and diesel fuel at its truck racks unchanged.
The company, which has stopped storing petroleum products for customers at its shuttered refinery on St. Croix and is in the process of shutting down operations completely, does not intend to replenish its fuel supplies.
It was not clear how much longer the supplies of regular and premium gasoline, along with diesel fuel, would still be available at HOVENSA's truck loading station.
What's closed for Transfer Day:
- Public schools are closed.
- Government offices are closed.
- V.I. Superior and V.I. Supreme Courts are closed. District Court is open.
- V.I. Water and Power Authority is closed.
- Waste Management Authority offices are closed. Landfills and transfer stations are open.
- Post offices are open.
- Innovative is closed.
- The Daily News offices are open, and the pape
ST. THOMAS - The scientific research vessel Nancy Foster will set out today on a two-week mission to collect data in Virgin Islands waters.
The 186-foot-long Nancy Foster is a former U.S. Navy ship that now belongs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and conducts oceanographic research projects for the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.
The team of scientists aboard the Nancy Foster will cover a broad range of subjects, but are primarily going to be mapping the ocean floor, identifying fish populations and looking for fish spawning grounds.
The territory will mark the 98th anniversary of Transfer Day on Tuesday with separate commemorative activities at the Carl and Marie Lawaetz Family Museum in Estate Little LaGrange, the Christiansted National Historic Site, a ceremony at the Legislature building on St. Thomas and a new event on St. Thomas.
The events commemorate the day - March 31, 1917 - the islands were officially transferred from Danish to U.S. rule for $25 million in gold.
ST. CROIX - A Luis Hospital staff member - who was before the Public Employees Relations Board last week in a case surrounding allegations he carried a concealed gun in the hospital last year - was arrested on Thursday after police conducted a separate investigation.
A judge on Friday morning found probable cause for Carlos Ventura's arrest on charges of possession of an unauthorized firearm, failure to report a firearm, and interfering with a police officer discharging his duties.
The V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs is seeking all Vietnam veterans and their families living in the territory to participate in a special celebration.
The Department of Defense is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War over a five year period, from 2012 to 2017. As part of that celebration, every jurisdiction under the U.S. flag must hold at least one event to remember the war and honor the people who fought in it, Acting Director Patrick Farrell said.