VIPD Arrests Three in Aureo Diaz Heights Double Homicide During 'Operation the People Have Spoken'; Commissioner Says More Arrests to Come

Ernice Gilbert | May 13, 2021 8

ST. CROIX — In an operation that included over 100 law enforcement personnel spanning a number of ...

Surge In Tourism During Pandemic Leads Senators to Ask, How Do We Make These Tourists Return?

Kyle Murphy | May 13, 2021 10

The USVI is experiencing a surge in tourism as other Caribbean destinations remain shutdown due to t...

Limetree Bay Halts Production Following Incident That Sent Oil Droplets Traveling West; EPA, Bryan Call Occurrence Unacceptable

Ernice Gilbert | May 12, 2021 26

Limetree Bay on Wednesday afternoon activated its Incident Command in response to an upset in the refinery at Flare Unit #8. This incident resulted in...

Wife of Retired Lt. Colonel Appears at Police Station Screaming for Help After Being Assaulted With Knife By Husband, Police Say

Ernice Gilbert | May 12, 2021 20

ST. CROIX — The wife of retired Lt. Colonel Elwyn Browne — Mr. Browne being a mainstay of Governor Albert Bryan's campaign team who in 2019 was na...

Division of Personnel is Hurting the VIPD by Refusing to Approve Career Incentive Pay Raises for Qualified Officers, Sergeant Says; DOP Says It's Following…

Ernice Gilbert | May 12, 2021 7

A number of police officers in the territory have been in a back and forth with the Division of Personnel on the interpretation of the Career Incentiv...

Pearl B. Larsen School Student Chosen Winner for USVI in 'Doodle for Google' Competition

Staff Consortium | May 11, 2021 11

ST. CROIX — A talented student on St. Croix could soon have his art on the Google homepage for millions to see, said the Dept. of Education Tuesday....

In-Person Graduations 'Simply Not Possible,' Bryan Administration Maintains

Ernice Gilbert | May 11, 2021 13

In-person graduation ceremonies this year for the territory's seniors are "simply not possible," the Bryan administration maintained on Monday, with L...

Church Congregation, Private Parties Led to Sharp Increase in Covid-19 Cases in St. Thomas, Health Commissioner Says

Kyle Murphy | May 10, 2021 14

V.I. Dept. of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion made known Monday that a “dramatic uptick” in Covid-19 cases has been affecting St. Thomas ove...

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Boschulte Says Dept. of Tourism is Poised to Elevate Territory's Post-Pandemic Marketing…

Staff Consortium | April 05, 2021 15

The V.I. Department of Tourism said in a release that it is poised to elevate its post-pandemic mark...

Dept. of Tourism Says Visitor Demand for USVI is Strong Even as Neighbors Struggle

Staff Consortium | March 19, 2021 4

The V.I. Dept. of Tourism is crediting smart, sens...

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 ...

Frontier Airlines Announces New, Twice-Weekly Service Sundays and Thursdays Between…

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2021 5

ST. THOMAS — Frontier Airlines has announced new twice-weekly service between Miami and St. Thomas...

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

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2021 1

V.i. Dept. Of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte…

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

Staff Consortium | December 31, 2020 4

The U.s. Virgin Islands Is Welcoming New Flights From…

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Territory Now Included in Federal Marine Highway System Following National Project…

Staff Consortium | April 16, 2021 1

The Virgin Islands Port Authority announced this week that it has been awarded the National Project ...

VIPA Receives $3.8 Million in Federal Grants Through Covid Relief Package

Staff Consortium | March 02, 2021 2

The V.I. Port Authority announced Monday that the ...

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

Staff Consortium | December 17, 2020

An airline incentive program to attract increased airlift to the U.S. Virgin Islands has been renewe...

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 Board…

Dept. of Commerce Approves Port Authority's $21.9 Million Application for Rebuild and Expansion of Cargo and Storage Infrastructure at Crown Bay

Staff Consortium | October 10, 2020 16

U.s. Dept. Of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross On Thursday…

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Favorable Audit For Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation is Confirmation that Securitization Strategy Can Work, Bryan Says

Staff Consortium | May 11, 2021

Government House On Monday Announced That The Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation received An Unqualified Audit Opinion For Its Financial Statements Of The Governmental Activities, The Debt Service Major Fund And The Aggregate Remaining Fund Information For The Period Of October 1, 2018 Through September 30, 2019 As Reported By The Public Accounting Firm Bdo Usa, Llp. According To The Administration, An Unqualified Audit Means That There Were No Errors Or Anomalies Found And That All Standard Accounting Practices Were Being Followed. Governor Albert Bryan Serves As The President Of The board Of directors Of The corporation, Which Was Created…

Public Finance Authority Votes to Sell or Lease Government-Owned King's Alley Hotel

Ernice Gilbert | May 06, 2021 12

St. Croix — The V.i. Public Finance Authority During A Wednesday Board Meeting Voted In Favor Of Either Selling Or Leasing The Government-owned King's Alley Hotel, The Boutique Lodging Facility In The Heart Of Downtown Christiansted. During The Meeting, "the Resolution To Authorize A Competitive Negotiation Process For The Sale/lease Of The King's Alley Hotel And/or Adjacent Vacant Lot Of The Anchor Inn Site" Was Approved Unanimously. In A Statement Provided To The Consortium Following An Inquiry, P.f.a. Legal Counsel Kye Walker Said The Authority Had Been Receiving Inquiries And Proposals From Parties Interested In Purchasing King's Alley Hotel…

Developer Eyes 2024 Completion for New $55 Million Hotel on the Cay; 115-Room Facility to be Renamed Christiansted Harbor Resort Hotel & Marina

Ernice Gilbert | May 05, 2021 22

The Government Of The Virgin Islands Has Chosen A Company For A New Resort Development That Will Replace The Current Hotel On The Cay And Transform The Pristine Property Into A 115-room Facility To Be Renamed The Christiansted Harbor Resort Hotel & Marina. The Resort's Projected Cost Is $55 Million, And It Is Expected To Be Completed In 2024, With Groundbreaking And Hotel Occupancy By July Of The Same Year. Fresh Details Of The Hotel On The Cay New Development, Which The Consortium Has Been Following Since News Broke Of The Government's Efforts To Regain Control Of The Property In 2019, Was Provided By Property And Procurement Commissioner Anthony…

Looking to Start a New Business or Grow Your Small Operation? DHS Announces Medicaid In-home Care Business Opportunity

Staff Consortium | May 04, 2021

The Dept. Of Human Services Announced Monday During The Bryan Administration's Covid-19 Press Briefing The Launch Of A New Program With The Potential Of Birthing New Businesses In The Territory, While Helping Already Established Small Businesses Grow. According To Dhs Commissioner Kimberley Causey-gomez, The Department's Personal Care Attendant In-home Service Program, Or Pcas, assist Dhs Clients With Activities Of Daily Living Such As Personal Grooming, Light Housekeeping, Walking, Positioning, Meal Prep, Shopping, Feeding And Other Necessities. The Program Is Available To 501(c)3 Churches, Nonprofits, Medical Organizations And Entrepreneurs,…