Bryan's Debt Refinancing Bond Sale Fails, Blames 'Ill-Intentioned Litigation', Uncertainty Caused by Changes Made in Senate

Ernice Gilbert | September 28, 2020 14

Governor Albert Bryan at noon today announced that his administration has suspended its attempt to re-enter the bond market with a $1 billion refinanc...

NY Times: President Trump Paid $750 in U.S. Income Taxes in 2016 and 2017

Staff Consortium | September 28, 2020 57

AP — President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according...

Dept. of Health Announces 20th Covid-19 Death in USVI; Latest Victim is 57-Year-Old St. Thomas Man

Staff Consortium | September 27, 2020 5

The V.I. Department of Health Sunday afternoon announced the 20th Covid-19-related death in the U.S. Virgin Islands, two weeks after announcing the 19...

Trump Officially Announces Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

Staff Consortium | September 27, 2020 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal jud...

Bill Seeking to Hire Instructors on Contract to Bolstering C.T.E. Held in Committee; Measure Aimed at Creating Policy for Online Learning Moves Forward

Maxiene K. Cabo | September 27, 2020 3

Editor's Note: The Consortium has issued a correction to this story, which previously stated that the C.T.E. bill was approved, though the measure was...

Police Arrest Woman and Man Who Admitted to Shooting and Killing 20-Year-Old Woman on Melvin Evans Highway

Staff Consortium | September 26, 2020 13

ST. CROIX — Police on Saturday at roughly 7:09 a.m. arrested 23-year-old Effrail Jones, Jr. and Estefani Rodriquez, age 21, both of La Grande Prince...

Community Center

DHS Says $1.5 Million Approved for Second Round of P-EBT through September 30

Staff Consortium | September 29, 2020

The Department of Human Services announced late Mo...

Experience the USVI

First Week of USVI Reopening 'Extraordinarily Successful'; Tourism Commissioner…

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2020 1

While the first week of the return of leisure travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands has been “extraord...

Bryan Expresses Hope for Caribbean's Tourism Recovery During Virtual Hotel Investment Conference

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2020

Caribbean tourism is poised for a strong post-pand...

TravelZoo Members Rate USVI as Number 1 Destination They'd Most Likely Visit Over Next 2 Years

Staff Consortium | September 04, 2020 6

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been listed by Travelz...

Pre-Flight Testing Would Help Contain Coronavirus, Bryan Says as USVI Eyes Mid-Sept.…

Staff Consortium | August 27, 2020 3

Governor Albert Bryan believes pre-departure testing at mainland U.S. airports as well as increased ...

V.I. Dept. of Tourism Launches Online Pre-Screen Portal for Incoming Travelers

Staff Consortium | July 25, 2020 3

The V.i. Department Of Tourism Has Announced The Launch…

USVI is Not 'Resting on Our Laurels' Relative to Covid-19 Response, Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte Says

Staff Consortium | July 18, 2020

Dept. Of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte Said…

USVI Ports HUB

Port Authority Announces New Airport Safety Protocols to Blunt Spread of Covid-19

Staff Consortium | July 20, 2020 8

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) said Sunday that it's implementing new safety procedures an...

Notice of Invitaton to Bid for Cleaning of the General Aviation Gut and Bank

Staff Consortium | July 19, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (the “authority”…

Invitation for Bid | Emergency Roadside Clearing and Debris Removal Services

Staff Consortium | June 18, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (the “authority”…

Business

BVI Premier Says Territory is Ready to Implement Publicly Accessible Registers to Blunt Money Laundering

Staff Consortium | September 28, 2020

Brtish Virgin Islands — British Virgin Islands Premier And Minister Of Finance Andrew A. Fahie, Has Reiterated The Support Of The British Territory’s Government For Working With The United Kingdom Toward The Implementation Of A Publicly Accessible Register Of Beneficial Ownership For Companies, “in Line With International Standards And Best Practices As They Develop Globally." According To Reports From The Bvi, Mr. Fahie Held Out For Months On Instituting The Provisions As Other British Territories And Crown Dependencies Fell In Line With Britain. And Even As He Moves Forward With The Implementation, Mr. Fahie Said There Would Still Be "certain…

Bill Creating Programs Through EDA to Financially Support Local Small Businesses Wins Approval

Ernice Gilbert | September 25, 2020 1

Small Businesses Struggling To Stay Afloat As A Result Of The Covid-19 Pandemic May Soon Receive A Financial Lifeline From The Local Government, Following The Passage On Thursday In The Committee On Finance Of Bill No. 33-0410, An Act Providing For The Disbursement Of Funds To The V.i. Economic Development Authority To Establish A "small Business Relief Grant Program" And A "covid-19 Disaster Loan Program". Funding For The Bill Will Be Provided Through The $75 Million In Cares Act Monies Provided To The Local Government By Congress.  The Two Programs Offer Varying Levels Of Funding. The Grant Program For Example, Will Have A Total Of $7 Million…

New Bill to Halt Development of Gas Stations in U.S. Virgin Islands for 5 Years Crosses First Hurdle

Ernice Gilbert | September 13, 2020 18

Legislation Sponsored By Senators Janelle Sarauw And Kenneth Gittens That Seeks To Limit The Development Of Gas Stations In A Territory Replete With Them Crossed The First Hurdle When It Won The Approval Of Lawmakers Friday During A Committee On Government Operations, Consumer Affairs,  energy, Environment And Planning Hearing. In Simple Terms, The Measure Places A Five-year Moratorium On Gas Station Development In The Towns Of Christiansted And Frederiksted On St. Croix, And The St. Thomas-st. John District.  it Also Establishes A Numerical System That Determines How Many Gas Stations Will Be Allowed After The Five-year Moratorium. The Department…

Company Named 'InductiveHealth Informatics' Wins Bid for Dept. of Health Contact Tracing Contract; Cost is $220,040 for 1 Year

Ernice Gilbert | September 11, 2020 22

A Company Named Inductivehealth Informatics, Based Out Of Atlanta, Georgia And Formed In 2013, Has Won The V.i. Department Of Health's Bid For The Coronavirus Contact Tracing Contract, Which Will Last For One Year And Will Cost $220,040 With A 1-year Renewal Option.  V.i. Department Of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion Confirmed The Agreement To The Consortium Thursday Evening, With Jahnesta Ritter, A Member Of D.o.h.'s Epidemiology Division, Furnishing Further Details. The New Agreement Comes A Month And A Half After The Consortium Reported That A Company Named Avera, Co-owned By Governor Albert Bryan's Daughter, Aliyah Bryan, And Friend michael…

Entertainment

Music Video Featuring 15 Artists From USVI and BVI With Aim to Uplift Virgin Islanders Will Premier on Consortium Friday Night

Donna Bellot | September 17, 2020 2

A Few Months Ago Patrick “soljah” Farrell Had An Idea…

Caribbean Cinemas to Reopen For Showings Beginning Thursday; 'Tenet', 'Unhinged' Among Movies Available to Watch

Staff Consortium | September 15, 2020 3

Caribbean Cinemas In Market Square East, St. Thomas…

Bryan's Mass Gathering Bill Slammed in Senate, Rejected by Lawmakers

Ernice Gilbert | August 11, 2020 16

A Bill Sent To The Senate By Governor Albert Bryan…