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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It was a busy day for St. Thomas’ cruise ship port on Tuesday. Some 22,400 passengers on six ships were visiting the capital city: Carnival Glory, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Infinity, MSC Seaside, Royal Princess and Symphony of the Seas. Meanwhile, the Serenade of the Seas was berthed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority says that St. Thomas will welcome six cruise ships tomorrow. “There will be a ship anchored in the inner harbor.” the authority said. Boat owners anchored in the inner harbor of St. Thomas are asked to move their vessels by 11:59 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s board of governors has selected Damian Cartwright to serve as VIPA’s Acting Executive Director. David W. Mapp, Sr. retired as the agency’s Executive Director on January 31 after 32 years of service at VIPA. Cartwright, who resides on St. Croix, is a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s board of governors is exploring an opportunity to increase cruise visitors to St. Croix by accommodating larger ships at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted. At its monthly board meeting held Thursday, the board approved a proposal from VIPA’s marine

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Port Authority will begin construction of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) building at the Victor Sewer Marine Facility (“The Creek”) in St. John on February 1. Construction is expected to be completed by November 2019. The old building was destroyed during

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FREDERIKSTED — The Celebrity Summit cruise ship has canceled its January 18 visit to the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in St. Croix, the Virgin Islands Port Authority said. Celebrity has rescheduled its visit to St. Croix to January 24, according to VIPA. The amended cruise ship schedule for the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Airline passengers are being advised to arrive at least two and a half to three hours earlier for flights departing from the Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas, according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA). “Entrance to the terminal may be delayed during the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said they are investigating a shooting of two men near the airport that occurred on St. Thomas last week. Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) peace officers were dispatched to an area of Lindbergh Bay beach about 10:51 p.m. on Thursday. When VIPA officers arrived they saw

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) says it is seeking people to join “TEAM VIPA.” VIPA has posted vacancies for a harbor pilot apprentice and a property management officer on St. Thomas, and an airport custodian on St. Croix. You can apply online at www.viport.com

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Four days before the election, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced a $27 million federal government plan to “expand and modernize the territory’s airports.” Mapp said Friday that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (USEDA) has notified the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) that USEDA is considering awarding $27 million

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