AARP Makes Long-term Investment in USVI Health With New Outdoor Fitness Park at Altona Lagoon

Staff Consortium | January 24, 2021 3

ST. CROIX — AARP in The Virgin Islands and the VI Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation have announce an AARP-sponsored outdoor fitness park i...

Plaskett Writes to President Biden Asking For Removal of Gretchen Shappert, U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands

Ernice Gilbert | January 23, 2021 26

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has written to President Joe Biden requesting the removal U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Gretchen Sha...

Bill Halting Development of Gas Stations in USVI For 5 Years Now Law

Staff Consortium | January 23, 2021 9

A bill sponsored by Senators Janelle Sarauw and Kenneth Gittens limiting the development of gas stations in a territory replete with them was signed i...

FEMA Awards WAPA $113 Million to Continue Electrical System Upgrades on St. John

Staff Consortium | January 22, 2021 15

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said Friday it has been awarded more than $113 million for the continued installation of composite utilit...

NASA's Virtual Outreach Programs Set to Engage Virgin Islands Students in STEM Learning Next Week; Registration For Participation Still Open

Kyle Murphy | January 22, 2021

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be offering a virtual outreach program for Virgin Islands students and teachers througho...

4,355 Covid-19 Vaccines Have Been Administered in Territory; Health Commissioner Pleased With Rollout

Kyle Murphy | January 22, 2021 14

V.I. Department of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion expressed satisfaction with the way Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed in the territor...

Community Center

AARP Makes Long-term Investment in USVI Health With New Outdoor Fitness Park at Altona Lagoon

Staff Consortium | January 24, 2021 3

ST. CROIX — AARP in The Virgin Islands and the V...

Human Services Announces 90-day Extension for Expired Senior ID Cards in St. Croix District

Staff Consortium | January 23, 2021 1

ST. CROIX — The V.I. Dept. of Human Service has ...

Experience the USVI

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

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

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 f...

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

Staff Consortium | December 23, 2020 10

The U.S. Virgin Islands has received the “Destination of the Year” award from Caribbean Journal,...

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…

Dept. of Tourism Shows Gratitude to Frontline Healthcare Workers: Submit Candidates Making a Difference, Winners Rewarded With Trip to Territory

Staff Consortium | November 28, 2020 4

The Department Of Tourism Said Thursday It Is Recognizing…

USVI Ports HUB

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 bo...

Business

Bill Halting Development of Gas Stations in USVI For 5 Years Now Law

Staff Consortium | January 23, 2021 9

A Bill Sponsored By Senators Janelle Sarauw And Kenneth Gittens Limiting The Development Of Gas Stations In A Territory Replete With Them Was Signed Into Law By Governor Albert Bryan Thursday, Announced Ms. Sarauw's Office. In Simple Terms, The Law Places A Five-year Moratorium On Gas-station Development In The Towns Of Christiansted And Frederiksted On St. Croix, And The St. Thomas-st. John District.  It Also Establishes A Numerical System That Determines How Many Gas Stations Will Be Allowed After The Five-year Moratorium. In A Release Issued Friday, Ms. Sarauw Said, “the Virgin Islands Is Oversaturated With Gas Stations, And The Manner And…

UVI's Safety in Paradise Hosts Important Seminar Explaining OSHA Record-Keeping Requirements Before March Deadline

Kyle Murphy | January 24, 2021 1

The University Of The Virgin Islands' Safety In Paradise (sip) Program On Friday Explained Why Occupational Safety And Health Administration (osha) Reporting Is Important And Provided Details On How To Fill Out The Required Documents. Patrica Williams-anderson, Who Has Over 25 Years Of Experience Working In Safety And Health Professions, Led The Presentation And Was Joined By Other Consultants From Uvi’s Sip Program During The Hour-long Webinar. Reporting Incidents At The Workplace Helps Managers And Employees Identify Potential Areas Of Concerns. Reporting Also Alerts Osha Of Industries, Companies, And Organizations Of Potential Equipment/machinery…

Owing Nearly $400,000 in Rent, VIPD Facing Eviction From St. Croix Headquarters Within 30 Days

Ernice Gilbert | January 19, 2021 19

The Virgin Islands Police Department Has Been Told To Come Current On $375,000 Rent Owed For Its Mars Hill Headquarters Or Vacate The Premises Within 30 Days, According To Communication And Documents Viewed By The Consortium, And Statements Provided By The Landlord's Attorneys. For The Past 15 Months, The Police Department Has Not Paid Its Rent For The Mars Hill Headquarters, Called Rainbow Plaza, And Has Refused To Sign A Lease Agreement That Has Been Approved By The Dept. Of Property And Procurement. A Notice Of "quit Or Cure And Demand For Possession", Issued To The V.i.p.d. By Law Firm Mcchain Hamm & St. Jean, Llp On Jan. 11, Reads, "please…

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Jan. 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19

Staff Consortium | January 15, 2021

The U.s. Small Business Administration, In Consultation With The U.s. Treasury Department, Will Re-open The Paycheck Protection Program (ppp) Loan Portal To Ppp-eligible Lenders With $1 Billion Or Less In Assets For First And Second Draw Applications On Friday, January 15 At 9 A.m. Est. The Portal Will Fully Open On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 To All Participating Ppp Lenders To Submit First And Second Draw Loan Applications To Sba, According To A Recently Issued Release. Earlier In The Week, Sba Granted Dedicated Ppp Access To Community Financial Institutions (cfis) Which Include Community Development Financial Institutions (cdfis), Minority Depository…