LEGISLATION AND POLICIES

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS PORT AUTHORITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS

GOVERNOR OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ORDERS

 

LEGISLATION

Creates the Virgin Islands Port Authority; to authorize issuance of bonds for the Port Authority and for other purposes

Changes the effective date of the establishment of the Virgin Islands Port Authority to Feb. 11, 1969

Establishes VI Port Authority's law enforcement force

To rename Harry S. Truman airport in St. Thomas airport in honor of former USVI Governor Cyril Emanuel King

To name the Cruz Bay ferry dock in St. John the Loredon Lorence Boynes Sr. Dock

To name the Tortola Wharf Marine Terminal the Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV Marine Terminal

To name the Frederiksted cruise ship facility in St. Croix the Ann E. Abramson Marine Terminal

To rename the Alexander Hamilton Airport in St. Croix the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

To name the Container Port on St. Croix the Wilfred "Bomba" Allick Port and Transshipment Center

To name the Molasses Pier in St. Croix the Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier

To name the Crown Bay Marine Terminal in honor of Austin "Babe" Monsanto

To name the marine terminal in Red Hook the Urman Fredericks Marine Terminal

To name the marine facility at Enighed Pond, St. John the Theovald Eric Moorehead Dock and Terminal

To name the Cruz Bay Creek in St. John the Victor William Sewer Marine Facility

To amend Title 24 VI Code, Chapter 14, section 371 (b) to insert harbor pilots as Class III employees.

To name the seaplane terminal in St. Thomas the Charles F. Blair Seaplane Terminal

An Act amending title 33, chapter 3, subsection 1, Virgin Islands Code to establish a $3.00 ocean common carrier tax on each cruise ship passenger entering St. Thomas and St. John. This act also allows cruise ships anchored or docked in St. Thomas or St. John to operate onboard casinos after 5 p.m. while in port for use only by their passengers.

To name the seaplane terminal in Water Gut, Christiansted, St. Croix the Svend Aage Ovesen Jr. Seaplane Terminal

East End Taxi Association, Inc. concession at the Urman Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook St. Thomas

Virgin Islands Taxi Association, Inc. concession at Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas

St. Croix Taxicab Association, Inc. concession at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix

St. Thomas Taxi Association, Inc. concession at Austin "Babe" Monsanto Marine Terminal, Crown Bay, St. Thomas

ATS Taxi Service, Inc. concession at Edward  W. Blyden IV Marine Terminal, St. Thomas

An Act granting easements by the Port Authority for Parcels No. 20, 24, and 199 Crown Bay, 4 Southside, Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Port Authority under title 29 Virgin Islands Code, section 543 (6)

An Act amending title 33 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, section 57(b) relating to the Marine Terminal Tax to allow the Virgin Islands Port Authority to collect the tax

An Act approving the use of funds from the Community Facilities Trust Fund for various community facilities and urban development projects throughout the territory (appropriated $500,000 to the Virgin Islands Port Authority to dredge the  Schooner Bay Channel)

LAND SWAP

VI Government Inter-Agency Land Swap - Parcels 16, 17, and 18 Subbase to VIPA and Release of Parcels 12A Subbase from VIPA to Department of Planning & Natural Resources


An Act ratifying Major Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-0-13 (W) issued to the Virgin Islands Port Authority to dredge material from the north side of the Crown Bay Cruise Ship Pier and Crown Bay East and West Gregerie Channel

An Act directing the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, to promote the island of St. Croix to those visiting St. Thomas and St. John, and for other purposes

Includes Appropriation of $2.4 million for the Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier Enhancement Project

Approving the West Indian Company Limited and VIPA Joint Permit Application to Dredge the Charlotte Amalie Harbor to Accommodate the Oasis-class Vessels at the WICO Dock

Approving VIPA's Permit Application to Construct a New U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility at the Urman Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook, St. Thomas

Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Virgin Islands Port Authority

An Act honoring and commending Robert O'Connor Jr. for his commitment to the people of the Virgin Islands through his service as a senator, his membership on the Virgin Islands Port Authority Board of Governors and his work as a community leader by naming the VIPA maintenance building in his honor.

An Act making an appropriation from the St. Croix Capital Improvement Fund to be used as matching funds to acquire federal funds under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER, now the BUILD) Grant award for the Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier Enhancement Project.

 

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