V.I. Government Gives Itself 50 New Honda Vehicles and $1 Million in Cash for Defective Airbag Settlement; Residents Affected Get Nothing

Ernice Gilbert | February 26, 2021 24

Honda agreed to provide the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands with 50 cars worth $2.1 million as...

One Year, Six Months Later, Only 4 Homes Completed Under EnVision Tomorrow Program

Kyle Murphy | February 25, 2021 11

It's been roughly a year and six months since commencement of work for the EnVision Tomorrow Program...

Dept. of Justice Releases Autopsies of Botany Bay Helicopter Crash Victims

Staff Consortium | February 25, 2021

ST. THOMAS — The V.I. Dept. of Justice late Wednesday officially released the names of the victims involved in the Mon. Feb. 15 helicopter crash at ...

La Reine Fish Market Finally Opening After Persistence From Gittens, DPNR

Staff Consortium | February 24, 2021 11

ST. CROIX — The La Reine Fish Market, in a rundown state for what has seemed as an eternity, has finally been rehabilitated after 14 years to serve ...

HUD Demands WAPA Reduces Bill Guesstimating to Under 2 Percent, Withholds $19 Million Until Criteria is Met; Sarauw Calls for Shakeup of Top Tier

Ernice Gilbert | February 24, 2021 17

The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development is withholding millions in funding to WAPA until the authority can meet multiple criteria, including l...

Seeing New Honda Acuras on the Road With Gov't License Plates? They Are From a Settlement, Property and Procurement Says

Ernice Gilbert | February 24, 2021 30

Virgin Islanders have been spotting brand new Honda vehicles — including a number of Acuras — throughout the territory with government license pla...

Two Golden Grove Inmates Use Machete and Knife to Assault Two Fellow Inmates, Exacting Life-Threatening Injuries, Police Say

Staff Consortium | February 23, 2021 16

ST. CROIX — Two inmates of the Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix were arrested today and charged with first-degree attempted murder, a...

UVI's Glass Crusher Project Ready to Accept Glass Waste for Recycling March 27

Staff Consortium | February 23, 2021 6

Through its Glass Crusher Project, the University of the Virgin Islands announced Tuesday it's gearing up to accept glass waste from the community, to...

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Missing Elderly Man Briefly Spotted in Strawberry on Wednesday, Police Say; $1,000 Reward Now Being Offered

Staff Consortium | February 25, 2021 1

ST. CROIX — The 80-year-old man who went missing...

DPNR to Launch Project Determining Conditions of Major Watersheds in St. Croix and St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | February 25, 2021 3

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (...

UVI to Host World Water Day Outreach Events in March

Staff Consortium | February 25, 2021

In celebration of #WorldWaterDay, the Caribbean Gr...

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Travel Demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands Remains Strong, Dept. of Tourism Says

Staff Consortium | February 05, 2021 7

Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands remains strong, said the V.I. Dept. of Tourism Thursday, c...

Frontier Airlines Announces New, Twice-Weekly Service Sundays and Thursdays Between Miami and St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2021 5

ST. THOMAS — Frontier Airlines has announced new...

Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte Reflects on 2020, Invites Partnership for Year Ahead

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2021

V.I. Dept. of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschult...

Delta Airlines and Sun Country Now Offering Flights Between Minneapolis and St.…

Staff Consortium | December 31, 2020 4

The U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming new flights from Minneapolis to St. Thomas this winter from Del...

U.S. Virgin Islands Named Destination of the Year by Leading Caribbean Travel Online Magazine

Staff Consortium | December 23, 2020 10

The U.s. Virgin Islands Has Received The “destination…

Sports Will Help Tourism Sector's Post-Pandemic Revival, Dept. of Tourism Says

Staff Consortium | December 05, 2020 2

Noting The Increasing Importance Of Sports Tourism…

USVI Ports HUB

V.I. Port Authority Extends Airline Incentive Program, Saying Initiative Has Proven Beneficial

Staff Consortium | December 17, 2020

An airline incentive program to attract increased ...

Port Authority Committed to Meeting Deadlines in Preparation for Frontier Airlines' Arrival in February

Staff Consortium | November 23, 2020 1

The Virgin Islands Port Authority said during a bo...

Dept. of Commerce Approves Port Authority's $21.9 Million Application for Rebuild…

Staff Consortium | October 10, 2020 16

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday announced that the department’s Economic ...

Business

VI SBDC Reminding Small Businesses of the Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

Staff Consortium | February 27, 2021

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (vi Sbdc) On Friday Encouraged Small Businesses Affected By Covid-19 To Apply For Paycheck Protection Program (ppp) Federal Disaster Assistance Before The March 31 Deadline. Counselors And Consultants Are Available To Provide Confidential Consulting And No-cost Assistance With Application Submission, The Vi Sbdc Said. “now Is The Time To Contact The Vi Sbdc If You Need Assistance With The Federal Paycheck Protection Program As This Funding Opportunity Is Scheduled To End March 31, 2021. We Urge Small Business Owners To Gather The Necessary Documentation To Submit Their Applications,” Stated…

Antiguan Man Involved in the Stanford $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme Gets 10 Years; Stanford Planned Global Complex on St. Croix Before Company Dissolved

Staff Consortium | February 26, 2021 3

The Former Chief Of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (fsrc) Was Sentenced Today To 10 Years In Prison For His Role In Connection With A $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme Involving The Stanford International Bank (sib). Leroy King, 74, Of Dickerson Bay, Antigua, Pleaded Guilty On Jan. 30, 2020, To One Count Of Conspiracy To Obstruct Justice And One Count Of Obstruction Of Justice For His Role In Obstructing The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) Investigation Into Sib. He Was Extradited To The United States In November 2019. King Is A Dual Citizen Of The United States And Antigua. Beginning In Approximately 2002, He Served As The…

La Reine Fish Market Finally Opening After Persistence From Gittens, DPNR

Staff Consortium | February 24, 2021 11

St. Croix — The La Reine Fish Market, In A Rundown State For What Has Seemed As An Eternity, Has Finally Been Rehabilitated After 14 Years To Serve The Public. The Project Has Been One Taken Up By Senator Kenneth Gittens, Who Two Years Ago Approached The Dept. Of Planning And Natural Resources, Urging Dpnr Commissioner Jean-pierre L. Oriol to Investigate Whether The Department Had Funding To Rebuild The Facility. Mr. Gittens Had Promised To Provide Additional Funding If Necessary Through Legislation, But There Was No Need As The Rebuild Was Fully Covered, Said The Senator To The Consortium Wednesday. Mr. Gittens Has Issued A Number Of Releases…

UVI's Glass Crusher Project Ready to Accept Glass Waste for Recycling March 27

Staff Consortium | February 23, 2021 6

Through Its Glass Crusher Project, The University Of The Virgin Islands Announced Tuesday It's Gearing Up To Accept Glass Waste From The Community, To Improve Recycling Efforts In The Virgin Islands. Commencing March 27, The University Will Host A Glass Collection Effort On The Last Saturday Of Each Month At The Former West Bay Supermarket Parking Lot, Near Uvi, From 9-11am, The Institution Made Known. For Years, Uvi through Its Coastal Cleanup Initiatives Has Picked Up Glass Beverage Bottles And Other Trash That Littered Virgin Islands Beaches And Shores.   The University Said It Purchased Five Glass Crushers Thanks To A $50,000 Grant Secured…