224 Students Receive $312k in Scholarships From Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

Staff Consortium | October 21, 2020

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded $312,750 in scholarship awards and grants to 224 Virgin Islands students, eclipsing ...

BREAKING NEWS

Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood Let Go After Giving Employees Bonuses Without Consent of Administration, Sources Say

Ernice Gilbert | October 20, 2020 14

Governor Albert Bryan is said to have accepted the resignation of Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood this week, two sources with knowledge of the matt...

Halt of Cruise Travel to the USVI Has Been Devastating to Port Authority, WICO Finances

Maxiene K. Cabo | October 20, 2020 6

Until recently, cruises were the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, according to a Cruise Lines International Association report, publishe...

V.I. Dept. of Health Encouraging Residents to Avoid Nonessential Travel as Covid-19 Cases Trend Higher in U.S.

Staff Consortium | October 19, 2020 6

With Covid-19 cases increasing in the U.S., and with a surge expected during the winter months, V.I. Dept. of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion is...

BREAKING NEWS

Police Officer Jamale Griffin Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Family Member

Staff Consortium | October 18, 2020 25

ST.  CROIX — V.I.P.D. officers on Saturday at about 11:20 p.m. arrested Jamale Griffin, age 38 of Enfield Green, and charged him with second-degree...

Bill Requiring Owners of Shoreline Properties to Provide the Public With Suitable Access to Beaches Moves Forward. The Bill Affects Future Developments.

Maxiene K. Cabo | October 18, 2020 3

Last updated on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at 2:15 p.m.   A measure that requires owners of shoreline properties to provide the public with convenient a...

Community Center

USVI Seniors Receive Emergency Preparedness Kits From AARP, Other Nonprofits

Staff Consortium | October 20, 2020

AARP Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Voluntary ...

Early Voting Showing Big Numbers as Virgin Islanders Cast Ballots Ahead of Nov. 3 to Avoid Crowds

Staff Consortium | October 20, 2020 1

Early voting has been trending high across the Uni...

Census Count in the USVI Continues Even Though U.S. Mainland Efforts Ended Oct. 15

Staff Consortium | October 19, 2020

The Census count of the territory has not ended, t...

Experience the USVI

American Airlines Adding Multiple Flights to St. Thomas and St. Croix Beginning…

Staff Consortium | October 09, 2020 5

The U.S. Virgin Islands is expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next m...

First Week of USVI Reopening 'Extraordinarily Successful'; Tourism Commissioner Urges Strict Compliance With Covid-19 Protocols

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2020 1

While the first week of the return of leisure trav...

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…

Staff Consortium | September 04, 2020 6

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been listed by Travelzoo’s U.S. members as the destination they would ...

Pre-Flight Testing Would Help Contain Coronavirus, Bryan Says as USVI Eyes Mid-Sept. Reopening for Leisure Travelers

Staff Consortium | August 27, 2020 3

Governor Albert Bryan Believes Pre-departure Testing…

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 Ports HUB

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

Staff Consortium | October 10, 2020 13

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

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…

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”…

Business

RTPark Receives 'Excellence in Economic Development' Award From International Economic Development Council

Staff Consortium | October 20, 2020 1

The U.s. Virgin Islands Research And Technology Park Corporation (rtpark) — An Independent Affiliate Of The University Of The Virgin Islands — This Week Received The International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Organization (edo) Of The Year Award, A Release Issued Monday Has Made Known.  the Honor Was Presented At An Awards Ceremony During The Iedc Annual Conference, Which Gathers Over 1,400 Economic Development Professionals From Around The Country, According To The Release. “we’re Honored And Humbled To Receive Such Significant Recognition From Iedc. Being Selected As Edo Of The Year Is A Resounding Validation Of The Rtpark’s…

Executive Leadership Development Program Launches 2021 Cohort with 40 Public Servants from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Pacific

Staff Consortium | October 18, 2020 1

The U.s. Department Of The Interior’s Office Of Insular Affairs (oia) Director, Nikolao Pula, Welcomed Forty New Participants Of The Executive Leadership Development Program (eldp) For The Pacific And Caribbean Insular Areas Last Week By Video Teleconference. The 2021 Cohort Is Comprised Of Mid-level Management Public Servants From American Samoa (4), Guam (4), The Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands (6), The U.s. Virgin Islands (9), The Federated States Of Micronesia (7), The Republic Of The Marshall Islands (4), The Republic Of Palau (6).   “on Behalf Of The Office Of Insular Affairs And The Department Of The Interior, I’d Like To…

Future of Limetree Bay Refining in Question as BP Mulls Pulling out of Deal, Says Reuters Report

Ernice Gilbert | October 16, 2020 27

St. Croix — The Future Of Limetree Bay Refining Could Come Into Question As The Facility's Largest Supplier Of Oil, Bp, Has Said It Could Pull Out Of The Agreement If Limetree Fails To Start Refining By December, According To A Reuters Report Which Cited Two People Familiar With The Matter. Bp, As Part Of Its Decision To Invest, Had Anticipated That Production Would Start In Late 2019, According To Reuters. Locally, The Target Was Known To Be Late 2019 To Early 2020. Bp's Current Agreement Sees The Oil Giant Supplying Crude Oil To Limetree Bay To Be Refined At The South Shore Facility. Limetree Bay Ventures, Which Owns The Refinery, Has Spent…

BVI Losing Money as it Waits for Governor to Approve Medicinal Marijuana Act, Says Premier Fahie

Ernice Gilbert | October 13, 2020 3

An Act Authorizing The Implementation Of A Medicinal Marijuana Industry In The British Virgin Islands, Which Was Passed In The British Territory's House Of Assembly In July, Was Promoted As A Source Of Revenue For The Government. But Three Months Later, Bvi Governor Augustus Jaspert — Appointed By The British Monarch On The Advice Of The British Government — Have Yet To Approve The Act, Leaving The Territory Which Is Already Losing Millions Of Tourism-related Dollars Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, In A Worse Position Financially. Bvi Premier Andrew Fahie Said During An Interview With 248 Media On Friday, (via Bvi News), That The Government…

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…