Eddie Ortiz honored with Estate Profit street

Carmen Villegas, the widow of Eddie Ortiz, center, is joined by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., St. Croix Administrator Sammuel Sanes, Senate President Novelle Francis Jr., and family and friends during a ceremony naming a street in Estate Profit for her husband, a restaurateur and organizer of St. Croix’s Three Kings Day celebration.

A man who worked for decades to improve his St. Croix community is now being honored with the naming of a street in Estate Profit.

According to a Government House statement, Eddie Ortiz was honored in his beloved neighborhood “for his unyielding and never-ending efforts to improve the quality of life for dozens of families in the largely Hispanic community.”