ST. THOMAS — The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Friday advanced an $8.2 million appropriation to complete the Paul E. Joseph Stadium on St. Croix.

Included, however, was an amendment to tighten financial scrutiny over the project — which, after five years and more than $12 million spent, has shown little, if any, progress.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email