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US Virgin Islands Governor: HOVENSA Closure "A Catastrophic Decision"

By the Caribbean Journal staff The announcement of the impending closure of the HOVENSA refinery on St Croix was a “catastrophic decision” that will affect the entire territory, US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh said in his State of […]


US Virgin Islands Plans Response to HOVENSA Refinery Closure

Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands has a plan to assist the thousands of people who will lose their jobs when the HOVENSA oil refinery, the largest in the Caribbean, closes. It was […]


Largest Caribbean Oil Refinery to Close

Above: the HOVENSA refinery in St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The HOVENSA oil refinery in St Croix, US Virgin Islands, will be shut down, the company announced today. The refinery, which is one of the 10 largest in […]

How Grammy Winner Dion Parson is Bridging Jazz and the Caribbean

By Alexander Britell It’s not easy to innovate in any musical genre –- but Grammy-winning drummer Dion Parson, a native of St Thomas, is doing just that – bringing together the worlds of the Caribbean and jazz and creating what […]

USVI Gets Grant for Tax Collection

Above: Governor de Jongh (Photo: USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Department of Interior has awarded the US Virgin Islands a $1.1 million grant for improving tax collection in the country. The grant, which came from the department’s […]


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