Tag: Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA)

Finance Is Distributing 8,000+ Income Tax Refunds For 2020 Tax Returns

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly Government House briefing this afternoon, Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that Virgin Islanders who filed their 2020 tax returns on time and did not have any issues with their returns have begun receiving their tax refunds for that tax year. According to Director Motta, 5,152 checks going out last week […]

V.I. Port Authority Temporarily Closes Cyril E. King Airport

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) temporarily closed the St. Thomas airport at 4 p.m. Monday “to perform a minor repair.” But by 4:50 p.m., VIPA said the Cyril E. King Airport’s runway was reopened. “VIPA thanks the traveling public for their patience,” the quasi-governmental authority said on Twitter.

USVI Ends COVID Restrictions For U.S. Travelers Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has issued an Executive Order removing the requirement for the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal for all domestic travel to and from the United States, the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) said on Facebook. The Executive Order takes effect on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (today), according to VIPA. […]

VIPA Officer Caught With 28 Pounds of Cocaine At Airport

CHRISTIANSTED – A VIPA officer was stopped with about 28 pounds of cocaine at the St. Croix airport, authorities said. Wayne Jeffers, of St. Croix, appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Emile A.Henderso n, III for an initial appearance stemming from his May 20, 2022, arrest on illegal drug possession charges, U.S. Attorney Delia L. […]

VIPA and Royal Caribbean Host Conference At Seatrade Cruise Global Convention Today

MIAMI —The U.S. Virgin Islands is positioning itself for growth in the cruising industry. Under the leadership of Commissioner of Tourism, Joseph Boschulte, the territory attended SeaTrade in Florida starting on Monday. The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) and Royal Caribbean Group will host a press conference at the Seatrade Cruise Global Convention today at […]

Cunard Line’s Queen Mary II To Visit St. Thomas Tomorrow, VIPA Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Queen Mary II will pay a visit to St. Thomas tomorrow, VIPA said. The ship will berth at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay at 6 a.m. and depart at 6 p.m. , according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority. “The USVI is open for business,” VIPA Executive […]

VIPA Firefighters Give Rare Water Salute To Retiring American Airlines Pilot

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s firefighters at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport performed a water salute early this morning. The VIPA ceremony was to bid farewell to American Airlines pilot Mark Sawicki in a rare honor for an individual person. Mr. Sawiki is retiring after this American Airlines flight from St. Croix to […]

Paul M. Pearson Garden Residents Tip Off Police, Leading To Arrest Of 4 Gunmen: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men and an underage teen were arrested early Sunday after residents of Paul M. Pearson Garden called police and reported that the group was playing with firearms and that two of the suspects pointed their weapons at officers, authorities said.. In Superior Court Monday, Magistrate Judge Paula Norkaitis said the situation […]

World’s Largest Cruise Ship – Wonder of the Seas – to Visit St. Thomas This Month

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The most majestic cruise ship in the world will sail into the Crown Bay harbor on Tuesday, March 22. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Wonder of the Seas is scheduled to berth at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal at 7 a.m. on March 22. An onboard Plaque and Keys Exchange Ceremony will […]

2 Women Ambushed On No Exit Road Near Limetree Bay Refinery; 1 Shot Dead; 1 Injured

CHRISTIANSTED — Two women were ambushed in a hail of bullets near the shuttered Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix late Monday night. One woman was killed and another injured. The white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck the women were driving crashed as the injured driver tried frantically to escape off of the no exit Container […]