Temporary St. Croix Hospital, Called JFL North, to Open This Summer, Territorial Hospital Board Says

Ernice Gilbert | January 15, 2022 22

St. Croix's temporary hospital, the facility called JFL North whose opening has seen numerous delays...

Severe Staffing Issues Affecting Hospitals as Employees Are Pulled Away by More Attractive Offers, Discouraged by Cost of Living in USVI

Ernice Gilbert | January 15, 2022 15

The territory's two hospitals on Friday told lawmakers that they were experiencing historic staff sh...

With Cruise Ship Guidelines From CDC Becoming Voluntary Saturday, Bryan Says Stringent Local Rules Will Remain in Place

Ernice Gilbert | January 14, 2022 2

Cruise ships will no longer need to follow Covid-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention beginning tomorrow, the day the fed...

Virgin Islander Aliyah Boston Sets South Carolina Record For Consecutive Double Doubles

Kyle Murphy | January 14, 2022 2

Virgin Island native Aliyah Boston recorded her 10th straight double double and broke South Carolina’s program record for consecutive double doubles...

$40 Million in Stimulus Checks Projected to Go Out in February For Public Sector, March For Private; Persons Making Over $70,000 Not Qualified

Linda Straker | January 14, 2022 13

Essential public sector workers as well as those in the private sector who earn more than $70,000 per year will not qualify for the one-time stimulus ...

Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate in Rebuke to Administration, Allows Them for Healthcare Workers

Ernice Gilbert | January 13, 2022 31

Virgin Islands businesses such as Home Depot, Plaza Extra East and other big firms will not have to mandate vaccination or weekly testing for their em...

People Are Sleeping on Beaches and Landlords are Deferring Mortgages as Rental Assistance Program Limps Along, Francis Says

Linda Straker | January 13, 2022 43

Senator Novelle Francis on Wednesday had some pointed words for officials of the V.I. Housing Finance Authority, which is responsible for administerin...

This is How the Bryan Administration Plans to Spend $547 Million Provided to Territory Through the American Rescue Plan Act

Ernice Gilbert | January 13, 2022 27

The Bryan administration sent top officials from a number of government departments and agencies to face questions from lawmakers during a Committee o...

Community Center

Dept. of Education's No. V.I. Child Goes Hungry Feeding Initiative Resumes Jan. 13 on St. Croix, Jan. 18 in STT-STJ District (Update)

Staff Consortium | January 12, 2022 1

The V.I. Dept. of Education will operate its “No...

Fraternity Group Partners With Sports, Parks and Recreation For Major Public Cleanup Initiative in St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | January 10, 2022

The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Ze...

'Rest Easy Baby, Mamma Will Come Find You': USVI Mourns as Baby Logan's Battle With Childhood Leukemia Ends

Ernice Gilbert | January 08, 2022 13

Logan, the 2.5-year-old son of Anais Cruz and Clau...

Experience the USVI

USVI Delegation is First to Woo Danish Travelers Back to United States Since Covid…

Staff Consortium | October 25, 2021 11

The U.S. Virgin Islands had the first delegation to personally welcome Danish travelers back to the ...

As America Reopens to Tourists, USVI Takes Marketing Push to Italy

Staff Consortium | October 12, 2021 27

As the United States prepares to welcome European ...

Territory's Tourism Success in Covid Era Credited to Public-Private Partnerships,…

Staff Consortium | September 19, 2021 5

The U.S. Virgin Islands credits its ability to survive and thrive during the worldwide Covid-19 cris...

Big Moves: Dept. of Tourism Brings a Taste of Carnival to One of America's Largest Festivals in Well-Executed Marketing Strategy

Ernice Gilbert | September 07, 2021 12

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — The V.i. Department Of…

USVI Ports HUB

Celebrity Apex to Make Inaugural Call to USVI Sunday at Crown Bay

Staff Consortium | November 05, 2021 1

The Celebrity Apex will make its inaugural call to...

V.I. Port Authority Announces New Online Procurement System

Staff Consortium | October 21, 2021 2

The V.I. Port Authority announced Thursday the use...

Port Authority Announces First Two-Ship Day Since March 2020, Welcoming 4,000 Guests to USVI

Staff Consortium | September 09, 2021

St. Thomas — There Will Be Two Cruise Ships Berthed…

Eleven Construction Will Rebuild Tender Landing Pier at the Ann Abramson Marine Facility at Cost of $1.7 Million

Ernice Gilbert | August 26, 2021 5

St. Croix  — With Funds Approved By The 34th Legislature…

Business

V.I. Gov't Files Objection to Transfer of Refinery Operating Agreement to West Indies Petroleum Until $7.5 Million Owed is Paid

Ernice Gilbert | January 12, 2022 19

The V.i. Government On Tuesday Filed A Limited Objection Against The Transfer Of The Usvi Operating Agreement From Limetree Bay To West Indies Petroleum, An Action The Government Is Hoping Can Come To An Amicable Conclusion Ahead Of The January 21 Deadline To Complete The Auction Sale To Wipl And Its Partner, Port Hamilton Refining And Transportation. The Government's Objection Is Based On What It Said Was Language Not Included In A "notice Of Designation Of Assumption And Assignment Of Executory Contract" Filed By Limetree Bay Refinery That Designated The Usvi Operating Agreement Dated July 2018 To Wipl And Port Hamilton Refining.  "the Usvi…

Limetree Bay Terminals Completes $105 Million Funding Transaction, Says Its Business is Independent of Refinery

Staff Consortium | January 12, 2022

Limetree Bay Terminals Announced Late Tuesday That It Has Completed Additional Financing Transactions In Connection With The financing Arrangement announced On August 2, 2021. The Terminal Said Existing Investors, Including A Group Of Its Term Loan Lenders Have Upsized Their Capital Investment By $55 Million, Bringing The Total Amount Of Capital Provided Under New Financing Arrangements Since August 2021 To $105 Million. “this Enhancement To The Financing Arrangement First Announced In August 2021 Provides The Company With The Capital Needed For Success As We Enhance Our Capabilities And Invest In Our World-class Facilities Here In St. Croix”,…

Bryan Says USVI Approved for $56 Million From $10 Billion Aimed at Funding Small Businesses, Including Startups

Ernice Gilbert | January 11, 2022 2

The U.s. Virgin Islands Has Been Approved For $56 Million Out Of $10 Billion The U.s. Treasury Department Has Set Aside To Support small Businesses, Include Startups Gain Access To Capital. Treasury Said The Program Is Aimed At Spurring A Broader Economic Recovery That Includes Businesses In Disadvantaged Communities.  Governor Albert Bryan On Monday Confirmed The Sum To The Consortium Following a Report on The Publication About The Funding, Making Known That The Territory Had Already Applied. "we Applied For And We Are Eligible For $56 Million; They Made It Available To Us; All We Had To Do Was Submit A Plan So We're Going To Get Approved,"…

USVI Among Jurisdictions Eligible to Receive Share of $10 Billion From Treasury Department to Fund Small Businesses

Ernice Gilbert | January 10, 2022 5

The U.s. Virgin Islands Is Among U.s. States, Territories And Tribal Governments That The U.s. Government Is Getting Ready To Provide With $10 Billion To Help Small Businesses, Including Startups, Gain Access To Capital In A Bid To Spur A Broader Economic Recovery That Includes Businesses In Disadvantaged Communities. Qualified Jurisdictions Must Apply For The Funding. Called The state Small Business Credit Initiative (ssbci), The Program — Whose Funding Is Coming From The $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus-aid Package That Congress Passed In March 2021 — Will Release The Funding To Local Governments For Efforts That Provide Venture Capital Or Encourage…