Cancer Treatment in USVI Closer to Reality Following FEMA's $50 Million Award for Restoration of Kimelman Cancer Institute

Staff Consortium | June 28, 2022 6

The Office of Disaster Recovery on Tuesday announced that after extensive negotiations, FEMA has awa...

'We Came Out On Top': St. Thomas Under-16 Basketball Team Wins Championship With Dominant Performance in Florida

Staff Consortium | June 28, 2022 8

An under-16 basketball team based in St. Thomas recently traveled to Florida to participate in tourn...

Housing Authority Breaks Ground on $116.7 Million Rehabilitation of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion Housing Community

Staff Consortium | June 28, 2022 50

The V.I. Housing Authority along with MDG Design + Construction on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the $116.7 million rehabi...

Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin Submits Resignation to Governor Bryan

Ernice Gilbert | June 27, 2022 32

Governor Albert Bryan on Monday accepted the resignation of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin, effective immediately, Government House has...

WAPA Buys Power Generation Unit From G.E. For $6.7 Million in Move Hailed as Financial Victory for Authority

Ernice Gilbert | June 27, 2022 31

The V.I. Water and Power Authority governing board on Sunday authorized WAPA to purchase a power generation unit from General Electric that officials ...

Two Systems With Development Potential Heading Toward Caribbean Islands as Atlantic Ocean Gets Busy

Staff Consortium | June 27, 2022 31

Two systems forming in the Atlantic Ocean with continued development potential are traveling to toward the Caribbean islands — the first toward the ...

Dowe at it Again: VIPA Cuts Ribbon on Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier, Freeing Up Gallows Bay to Welcome Small Cruise Ships, Mini Cruises, Yachts and More

Elesha George | June 26, 2022 35

The Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier Cargo Facility had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Krause Lagoon, St. Croix, on Thursday, just ...

Roe v. Wade Overturn: Bryan Vows to Veto Any Bill Limiting Women's Reproductive Rights; Plaskett Says Wave of Democrats Should be Elected; Frett-Gregory…

Staff Consortium | June 25, 2022 155

Leaders in the U.S. Virgin Islands have reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and sending the decision on women's reproduct...

Community Center

Bryan to Make Major Announcement on Friday Regarding 175th Anniversary of Emancipation Day

Staff Consortium | June 28, 2022 4

Governor Albert Bryan has scheduled a press confer...

Housing Authority Breaks Ground on $116.7 Million Rehabilitation of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion Housing Community

Staff Consortium | June 28, 2022 50

The V.I. Housing Authority along with MDG Design +...

V.I. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Add Two New Emergency Response Vehicles

Staff Consortium | June 27, 2022 7

The V.I. Fire and Emergency Medical Services annou...

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 35

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

Ernst & Young, Megafirm Doing Extensive Business in the USVI, Slapped With $100 Million Fine by SEC

Janeka Simon | June 29, 2022 6

Mega Accounting Firm Ernst & Young Has Been Slapped With The Largest Fine Ever From The U.s. Securities And Exchange Commission — $100 Million — After Regulators Found That Its Employees Had Been Cheating On Exams For Years, With The Company’s Full Knowledge. In A Twist Of Irony, The Cheating, According To An Sec Statement Issued On Tuesday, Occurred On The Ethics Portion Of The Certified Public Accountant Test, As Well As Other Courses Required For The Staffers To Maintain Their Cpa Licenses. Ernst & Young Was Notified Of Potential Cheating On The Ethics Exam, The Sec Says, But Told Regulators That It Had No “current Issues With Cheating”. The…

DLCA Offering Large Discount on Penalty For Late Business License Renewal, Threatens Fine, Jail Time For Extended Delinquency

Staff Consortium | June 28, 2022 7

The V.i. Department Of Licensing And Consumer Affairs On Monday Announced That Throughout The Month Of July It Will Reduce Up To 70 Percent The Penalty Fees Incurred By Establishments/persons That Have Failed To Timely Renew Their Business License. The Department Will Also Waive Up To 70 Percent The Penalty Issued To Those Operating Without A Business License.  “dlca Is Committed To Work With Businesses Who Have Experienced Any Type Of Economic Hardship Whether Due To Covid-19, Increasing Fuel Costs Or Any Other Related Setback” Stated Dlca Commissioner Richard Evangelista. “dlca Wants To Issue A Current License To Everyone Who Is Operating A…

St. Croix Energy Says Reopening of Refinery Auction After Successful Bid by SCE Was Improper

Staff Consortium | June 24, 2022 5

St. Croix Energy On Friday Evening Issued A Statement Calling The Reopening Of The Auction Sale Of The Limetree Bay Refinery In December Improper, Stating That Sce Had Followed All The Rules When It Won The Bid. “sce Believes That The Statement Issued By West Indies Petroleum (wipl) Demonstrates What We Initially Alleged – That The Auction Was Reopened For Wipl Not Because Of The Alleged Emergency Circumstances Regarding Wipl’s Principle, But Ultimately Because The Successful Bidder Was Not Wipl. Therefore, The Auction Was Improperly Reopened For A Bidder That Should Not Have Been Permitted To Bid At The Reopened Auction," Sce Attorney Gregg…

EPA Consulting U.S. Dept. of Justice Following West Indies Petroleum's Announcement Stating it Has No Stake in Limetree Bay Refinery

Janeka Simon | June 24, 2022 12

Federal Lawyers Are Now Mulling Over This Week’s Announcements, First From West Indies Petroleum Limited, Then From Port Hamilton Refining & Transportation, That Wipl — Although Jointly Awarded The Winning Bid With Phrt For The Refinery On St. Croix — Was Not Involved In The Ownership Structure Of The Facility.  After The News Broke, Governor Albert Bryan Suggested That Although Confusing, There’s Nothing Out Of The Ordinary About The Current Ownership Structure Of The Refinery On St. Croix. “three Of The People Are Principals In West Indies Petroleum,” The Governor Told Consortium Journalists, Referring To Phrt. “when They Went To Buy The Company…they…

Entertainment

St. John Carnival Set For June 26-July 4; Headliners Include Morgan Heritage, Nadia Batson

Staff Consortium | June 07, 2022 8

The V.i. Dept. Of Tourism's Division Of Festival On…

Laugh Out Loud is Back on St. Croix for Father's Day Weekend Show

Staff Consortium | June 04, 2022 2

After A Two-year Hiatus Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic,…