Tag: Virgin Islands Department of Planning of Natural Resources (DPNR)

FEMA Gives DPNR $6.2 Million To Restore The Fort Frederik Museum

FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has been awarded $6,213,969 to complete repairs to the Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix. The Office of Disaster Recovery received notification of the recent obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program to renovate both the interior and exterior of the historic […]

DPNR Stops Consumers Gas Station From Buying More Gasoline To Refill Gas Pumps

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Division of Environmental Protection has issued a fuel delivery prohibition against the owner and/or operator of Consumers Service Station located 17 DB Estate Plessen, Frederiksted, St. Croix. This action prohibits the facility from having any regulated substances, […]

Yachts Anchored Too Closely Together In Magens Bay Get Local Citizens Riled Up

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Yachts apparently anchored too closely together on St. Thomas earned the ire of several concerned citizens on social media this weekend. Ronnie Lockhart of St. Thomas posted a photo to Facebook which depicts a large grouping of boats near Magens Bay. Concerned citizens complained because they felt marine regulations were not being […]

DPNR Deploys 3 New Fish Aggregating Devices In St. Thomas, St. Croix

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources has deployed three new fish-aggregating devices, DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol said. The devices consist of a yellow surface buoy with a radar reflector and flashing light to help vessels navigate around it. Mooring vessels to the devices is prohibited as it can weaken […]