Democrats Accuse Trump of Slow-Walking Disaster Relief Funds to Territory, Violating Law by Withholding Money for PR

Robert Moore | December 06, 2019

Delegate to Stacey E. Plaskett and Democratic colleagues in Washington accused the Trump administration of violating federal law by withholding billio...

U.S. Tourist Board Sends Creatives to USVI to Market Territory

Ernice Gilbert | December 05, 2019 1

Since Tuesday, a content producing company called Beautiful Destinations has been on St. Croix documenting the island's beauty, key locations, and som...

BREAKING NEWS

To Save G.E.R.S., Bryan Calls Senate into Session to Legalize Marijuana

Ernice Gilbert | December 04, 2019 10

Governor Albert Bryan believes that legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the U.S. Virgin Islands could provide enough funding to save the Gove...

Three Years After Mapp Severed Ties With Rating Agencies, Bryan Administration Reestablishes Relationship With First Investor Call

Robert Moore | December 03, 2019 1

Gov. Albert Bryan and his key lieutenants spent Monday morning walking risk-taking Wall Street investors through the details of the Virgin Islands’ ...

Gov. Bryan: One Chief Executive and a Single Health Care Policy Board for the Territory’s Hospitals

Robert Moore | December 04, 2019

Possible leadership changes at the Schneider Regional Medical Center and the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center could become central factors in ...

Under Increasing Public Pressure, Gov. Bryan and WAPA Now Say Base Rate Increase Will Not Impact Customers' Monthly Power Bills

Robert Moore | December 03, 2019 6

The WAPA base utility rate controversy has taken another twist.  A week before the V.I. Public Services Commission (PSC) is set to vote on whether t...

Community Center

VIPD Announces Road Closures for 2019 Beauty and the Beast Triathlon

Staff Consortium | December 06, 2019

ST. CROIX – The 2019 Beauty & the Beast Triathlo...

Education and Office of the Governor Inviting Summer Reading Challenge Participants to Fun Day

Staff Consortium | December 06, 2019

The Office of the Governor, in conjunction with th...

V.I. National Guard Celebrates Annual Family Meal on St. Thomas and St. Croix This Weekend

Staff Consortium | December 06, 2019

Military retirees, Veterans, family members (espec...

Experience the USVI

St. Thomas Named Best Cruise Destination in Caribbean

Staff Consortium | November 14, 2019

St. Thomas has been named the number one cruise destination in the Caribbean, the Dept. of Tourism h...

Air Travel for Winter Season Appears to be Back to Pre-Storm Levels, Tourism Officials Say

Robert | October 19, 2019

Airline travel to the Virgin Islands has exceeded ...

Department of Tourism Seeking Hospitality Greeters

Staff VIC | October 19, 2019

The Department of Tourism is seeking hospitality h...

USVI Ports HUB

Army Corps of Engineers Approve Permit for New Customs Building in Red Hook

Staff Consortium | December 03, 2019

ST. THOMAS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Virgin Islands Port Authority’s p...

Luxurious Cruise Ships in Gallows Bay? Hope Runs High at Ribbon Cutting of Project's First Phase

Ernice Gilbert | November 18, 2019 4

ST. CROIX — V.I. Port Authority Executive Direct...

Urman Fredericks Marine Terminal Closed until Saturday, Nov. 16

Staff Consortium | November 15, 2019

The second floor of the Urman Fredericks Marine Te...

Gallows Bay Welcome Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Friday, November 15

VI | October 20, 2019

The Virgin Islands Port Authority has completed the first stage of transforming the Gallows Bay Mari...

Larger Cruise Ships On St. Croix? Port Authority Approves Study To Determine Possibility

Staff Consortium | October 20, 2019 1

Virgin Islands Port Authority Board Of Governors Is…

Port Authority Set To Rebuild Network Of Video Cameras At Red Hook Marine Terminals On St. Thomas

VI | October 20, 2019

St. Thomas -- The Watchful Eye Of Virgin Islands Port…

Business

Three Years After Mapp Severed Ties With Rating Agencies, Bryan Administration Reestablishes Relationship With First Investor Call

Robert Moore | December 03, 2019 1

Gov. Albert Bryan And His Key Lieutenants Spent Monday Morning Walking Risk-taking Wall Street Investors Through The Details Of The Virgin Islands’ Recovery And Rise From Hurricanes Irma And Maria. “we Re-introduced Ourselves To The Market,” Mr. Bryan Said At The Weekly Government House Press Briefing, This Week On St. Thomas. The V.i. Public Finance Authority-investor Presentation 2019 Live Webinar Provided Investors Reassurance That Post-storm Tourism Is Ticking Upward And Other Signs Of Resilience Are Taking Hold. “the Recovery Is Moving Along, But Never Fast Enough For Me,” The Governor Said. “we Thought It Was Important That After Almost…

New Petition Drive to Stop WAPA Rate Hike Underway

Robert Moore | November 28, 2019 1

Consumer Advocates Have Launched Another Territory-wide Petition Drive In Advance Of The V.i. Public Services Commission (psc) Vote On Wapa’s Latest Bid For A Utility Rate Increase.  The V.i. Alliance For Consumer Justice Petition Urges Psc Board Members To Reject The Water And Power Authority Bid For A 5.8 Cent Base Rate Hike. The Commission Is Set To Vote At The December 11th Psc Hearing On St. Thomas.  “the Virgin Islands Alliance For Consumer Justice Is Fighting To Protect The Seniors, Churches, Hospitals, Small Businesses And The Working Class People Throughout The Territory,” Said Clarence Payne, Head Of The Alliance.  “our Heart Breaks…

Bryan Said to be Expanding Development Opportunities for Small Businesses in USVI By Signing Executive Order Expanding Enterprize Zones

Staff Consortium | November 26, 2019

Government House Said On Tuesday That Governor Albert Bryan Is Expanding Opportunities For Small Businesses In The Territory By Signing An Order Expanding Enterprise Zones On St. Thomas And Traveling To Miami To Present At The Nai Miami’s 6th annual Florida And Caribbean Forum To Tell Investors, Developers And Realtors About Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment In The Usvi. According To Government House, Mr. Bryan's Executive Order Expands The Enterprise Zones In The Savan-downstreet Neighborhood And In The Garden Street-upstreet Neighborhood.   Enterprise Zones Are Determined By The Level Of Poverty In A Census Tract Or Census Block And An…

WAPA Board Approves Absorbing Cost of Health Insurance Renewal at no Additional Costs to Employees

Staff Consortium | November 25, 2019

The Governing Board Of The Virgin Islands Water And Power Authority On Thursday Approved The 2020 Medical And Dental Health Insurance Contract With Cigna At An Annual Cost Of $5.9 Million. In Light Of A Significant Hike In The Cost Of Family Coverage, The Board Approved An Additional $111,000 To Allow The Authority To Absorb The Impact Of The Increased Cost Of Family Coverage On Employees. Wapa Said It Pays 100 Percent Of Health Insurance Costs For Its Employees, However, Employees Assume The Cost Of Family Coverage. The New Contract Takes Effect On January 1. The Consortium Had Contacted The Authority To Ask About The Increase After A Wapa Employee…

Entertainment

Jazz in the Park to feature Complex Jazz Ensemble Friday

Staff Consortium | November 25, 2019

St. Croix — Talented Young Musicians Will Take Center…

Tourism Takes VI Marketing To New Heights With Strong Labor Day Weekend Presence In New York City

Staff Consortium | October 20, 2019

New York City -- From The Countless Americans Who…