Employee Shortages Continue to Negatively Impact Schneider Hospital, CEO Says, With Nursing Staff Critical in All Units

Kayra Williams | September 23, 2022 6

Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Tina Comissiong said during a Wednesday board meeting that the...

Bryan and Wheatley Discuss Easier Custom Procedures For Citizens, Free Wifi For BVI Residents Using USVI Fiber Network

Ernice Gilbert | September 23, 2022 3

In their first official duty-related meeting in the USVI since BVI Premier Natalio Wheatley took off...

Hot Mic Moment: Bryan Heard in Unguarded Conversation Ahead of Press Meeting With BVI Premier

Elesha George | September 22, 2022 20

A casual conversation between Governor Albert Bryan and Premier of the British Virgin Islands Dr. Natalio Wheatley regarding the upcoming USVI electio...

FEMA Obligates $65.7 Million to Human Services to Construct New Queen Louise Home for the Aged Facility in St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | September 22, 2022 1

The Office of Disaster Recovery announced Thursday that FEMA, through its Public Assistance Program, has awarded the Department of Human Services $65....

Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Other Medical Personnel Who Worked Through Pandemic to Receive $7,000 Bonus Check Friday

Ernice Gilbert | September 22, 2022 23

Local nurses, therapists and other qualifying medical personnel who worked through the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 can check their mailbox...

$2 Million for Two Organ Transplants: Gov't Set to Pay More For Health Insurance as Expensive Claims, Lack of Competition Drive Up Costs

Elesha George | September 22, 2022 14

A large number of ailing government employees and retirees are driving up the cost of medical health insurance that the government of the Virgin Islan...

St. Croix's Digby Stridiron Among Three Chefs Chosen by Nissan in Highlight of Hispanic Month Celebration

Ernice Gilbert | September 22, 2022 7

When the globally recognized automotive brand, Nissan decided to celebrate and recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in its new Nissan Flavor Garage serie...

Putin Threatens Nuclear Response, Calls Up 300,000 Reservists as Russia's War Against Ukraine Turns New Chapter

Ernice Gilbert | September 21, 2022 48

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a national address Wednesday threatened the use of nuclear weapons in the country's conflict against Ukraine, ...

Community Center

Viya to Give Free MiFi Devices and Cellphones at Governor Bryan's 3rd Annual Workforce Development Summit

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2022 4

Government House announced Friday that the Office ...

Personnel To Host Retro Payout Informational Session in St. Thomas on Wednesday; St. Croix and St. John Events to be Announced

Staff Consortium | September 23, 2022 1

The V.I. Division of Personnel announced Friday th...

UVI Offering Limited-Time Scholarships For Online High School Diploma in Honor of AEFL Week

Staff Consortium | September 23, 2022

The University of the Virgin Islands announced Fri...

Experience the USVI

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

Staff Consortium | October 25, 2021 12

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

Dowe at it Again: VIPA Cuts Ribbon on Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier, Freeing Up…

Elesha George | June 26, 2022 38

The Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier Cargo Facility had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony a...

The Queen Mary II Makes Unscheduled Voyage to St. Thomas at Crown Bay

Staff Consortium | April 02, 2022 14

The Queen Mary II will make an unscheduled visit t...

Virgin Islands Welcomes Wonder of the Seas, World's Largest Cruise Ship to Territory…

Kyle Murphy | March 23, 2022 15

Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, docked for the first tim...

One of Royal Caribbean's Largest Cruise Ships Makes Maiden Voyage to St. Thomas

Kyle Murphy | January 06, 2022 9

St. Thomas — Royal Caribbean’s 1,138-foot Long, 135-foot…

Business

Jet Bridges, Second Floors and More: USVI Airports to See Major Upgrades as VIPA Pursues Modernization of HERA and CEKA

Elesha George | September 24, 2022 28

The V.i. Port Authority Has Made It Clear That It Intends To Retain Ownership Of The Territory’s Two Main Airports Even As Vipa Seeks Private Firms To Invest Fully In Its Modernization And Reconstruction Of The Territory's Two Main Air Travel Facilities. The V.i. Port Authority Governing Board This Week Finally Authorized A Public/private Partnership To Expand And Modernize The Cyril E. King Airport In St. Thomas And The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport On St Croix.  While Vipa Executive Director Carlton Dowe Told The Consortium That The Authority Will Be Leasing To Whichever Company/companies Are Successful, He Emphasized That The Port Authority Will…

Fiona Prompts Oriental Bank to Wave Fees For USVI Clients

Staff Consortium | September 22, 2022

Oriental Bank Announced Thursday That In An Effort To Help Its Clients Following The Passage Of Fiona, The Bank Will Not Charge Its Customers Late Payment Fees On Their Loans, Including Personal, Auto, Mortgage Or Commercial Loans, Lines Of Credit And Credit Cards. The Late Payment Fee Waiver Will Be Automatic And Effective From September 16 Through September 30, 2022, The Bank Said. Oriental Said It Will Also Waive Fees For Balance Inquiries Made At Atms Outside Its Network From September 16 Through September 30, 2022 As Well. Fees Imposed By The Atm Owner Still Apply. Additionally, The Bank Will Waive Withdrawal Fees For Customers Of Other…

Entrepreneur With Background in Powersports Starts Company in USVI With Goal of Dominating U.S. Industry

Kayra Williams | September 19, 2022 13

"an Entrepreneurial Transplant." that's How Trent Hall Represented Himself When He Came Before The Economic Development Commission - A Subsidiary Of The Economic Development Authority On Thursday. Hall's Motorsports Is Known Along The Gulf Coast Of Mainland United States As A Business Which Sells Motorcycles, Jet Skis, And All-terrain Vehicles To What Are Refined To As "powersport" Enthusiasts In Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana And Florida. During His Appearance Before The Commission, Hall Shared Details About Growing His Family's Multi-million Dollar Business Before Branching Out To Offer His Management And Advisory Services To Other Motorcycle…

Fiona Packing 60 Miles Per Hour Winds With Higher Gusts; Tropical Storm Watch Issued For U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Staff Consortium | September 15, 2022 4

The National Hurricane Center Has Issued A Tropical Storm Watch For The U.s. Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico — Including Vieques And Culebra — As Tropical Storm Fiona Makes It Way To The Leeward Islands. The Storm Has Also Gained Some Strength, According To Data From The Air Force's Hurricane Hunter Aircraft. The Weather System Is Expected To Impact The U.s. Territories Late Saturday And Into Sunday On The Current Forecast Track. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Warnings Have Been Issued For Antigua, barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, And Anguilla, Saba And St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy, And St. Martin. A Tropical Storm Warning…