Update: Bryan Tells the Consortium $1 Billion Bond Deal is Back on the Market

Ernice Gilbert | September 25, 2020 12

Update: Governor Bryan after 11:00 a.m. today told the Consortium that the government's $943.6 mill...

Waste Haulers Close to Finally Seeing Payday as Bill Providing $15 Million to Satisfy Long Overdue Garbage Collection and Disposal Services Debt Moves…

Ernice Gilbert | September 25, 2020 12

After years of not being paid for the important work of waste collection across the territory, a bil...

Human Skull, Bones Discovered at Coakley Bay Beach on St. Croix

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2020 7

ST. CROIX — A local couple discovered a human skull and bones at Coakley Bay on the East End of St. Croix Thursday morning, triggering a number of q...

Virtual Learning Hours, Lack of Devices for Hundreds of Students and Teacher Shortage Among Concerns Raised at Hearing

Maxiene K. Cabo | September 24, 2020 1

Facing criticism from parents and pressing questions from lawmakers, the V.I. Dept. of Education on Wednesday sought to defend its performance relativ...

Board of Education Blocks Dept. of Education From Suspending Grading Even as Hundreds of Students Lack Equipment to Learn Virtually

Ernice Gilbert | September 24, 2020 11

The Department of Education on Wednesday said it would move forward with grading even as department officials on Wednesday testified that hundreds of ...

Native Virgin Islander Wins Award From Leading Book Recommendation Site For Children's Book 'James and the Fireburn'

Maxiene K. Cabo | September 23, 2020 2

Angela Golden Bryan, a Caribbean-American author, actress and speaker from St. Croix, has received yet another book award, this time for her new child...

VI Consortium to Launch Nightly Livestreaming Regional News October 5

Staff Consortium | September 23, 2020 2

ST. CROIX, USVI — The V.I. Consortium will launch its regional news product, called "VIC Regional News", on October 5, a major step in company found...

Bryan: Don't Expect Nightclubs, Bars to Reopen Until Feb-March 2021 at the Earliest

Ernice Gilbert | September 22, 2020 45

Virgin Islanders longing for fetes should assimilate to the new norms caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as bars and nightclubs are not expected to be c...

Community Center

Dept. of Education's 'No Child Goes Hungry' Initiative Resumes Oct. 1

Staff Consortium | September 27, 2020

The Virgin Islands Department of Education said ov...

Deadline for First Round of Pandemic-EBT Issuance is Monday, D.H.S. Reminds; Second Round of P-EBT Announced

Staff Consortium | September 25, 2020

The Department of Human Services (DHS) today annou...

V.I. National Park Announces Modification to Operations to Implement Local Health Guidelines

Staff Consortium | September 25, 2020

The Virgin Islands National Park said Friday it wo...

Experience the USVI

First Week of USVI Reopening 'Extraordinarily Successful'; Tourism Commissioner…

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2020 1

While the first week of the return of leisure travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands has been “extraord...

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 Next 2 Years

Staff Consortium | September 04, 2020 6

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been listed by Travelz...

Pre-Flight Testing Would Help Contain Coronavirus, Bryan Says as USVI Eyes Mid-Sept.…

Staff Consortium | August 27, 2020 3

Governor Albert Bryan believes pre-departure testing at mainland U.S. airports as well as increased ...

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 is Not 'Resting on Our Laurels' Relative to Covid-19 Response, Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte Says

Staff Consortium | July 18, 2020

Dept. Of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte Said…

USVI Ports HUB

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 that it's implementing new safety procedures an...

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”…

Invitation for Bid | Emergency Roadside Clearing and Debris Removal Services

Staff Consortium | June 18, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (the “authority”…

Business

Bill Creating Programs Through EDA to Financially Support Local Small Businesses Wins Approval

Ernice Gilbert | September 25, 2020

Small Businesses Struggling To Stay Afloat As A Result Of The Covid-19 Pandemic May Soon Receive A Financial Lifeline From The Local Government, Following The Passage On Thursday In The Committee On Finance Of Bill No. 33-0410, An Act Providing For The Disbursement Of Funds To The V.i. Economic Development Authority To Establish A "small Business Relief Grant Program" And A "covid-19 Disaster Loan Program". Funding For The Bill Will Be Provided Through The $75 Million In Cares Act Monies Provided To The Local Government By Congress.  The Two Programs Offer Varying Levels Of Funding. The Grant Program For Example, Will Have A Total Of $7 Million…

New Bill to Halt Development of Gas Stations in U.S. Virgin Islands for 5 Years Crosses First Hurdle

Ernice Gilbert | September 13, 2020 18

Legislation Sponsored By Senators Janelle Sarauw And Kenneth Gittens That Seeks To Limit The Development Of Gas Stations In A Territory Replete With Them Crossed The First Hurdle When It Won The Approval Of Lawmakers Friday During A Committee On Government Operations, Consumer Affairs,  energy, Environment And Planning Hearing. In Simple Terms, The Measure 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. The Department…

Company Named 'InductiveHealth Informatics' Wins Bid for Dept. of Health Contact Tracing Contract; Cost is $220,040 for 1 Year

Ernice Gilbert | September 11, 2020 22

A Company Named Inductivehealth Informatics, Based Out Of Atlanta, Georgia And Formed In 2013, Has Won The V.i. Department Of Health's Bid For The Coronavirus Contact Tracing Contract, Which Will Last For One Year And Will Cost $220,040 With A 1-year Renewal Option.  V.i. Department Of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion Confirmed The Agreement To The Consortium Thursday Evening, With Jahnesta Ritter, A Member Of D.o.h.'s Epidemiology Division, Furnishing Further Details. The New Agreement Comes A Month And A Half After The Consortium Reported That A Company Named Avera, Co-owned By Governor Albert Bryan's Daughter, Aliyah Bryan, And Friend michael…

Hurricane Maria Destroyed Her Studio, Then Covid-19 Shuttered Her Dream Space, but Thalema Williams Pushed on and is Now Expanding Her Dance Business…

Donna Bellot | September 10, 2020 2

Dance Has Long Been A Form Of Creative Expression. No Matter The Type, Whether Ballet Or Hip-hop, Ballroom Or Contemporary, The Art Of Dancing Is Both Aesthetically Pleasing And Can Be Symbolic Of A People And Their Cultures. And For Thalema Williams, The Creative Expression And Artistry Of Dance Has Always Been A Part Of Her Life. so Much So That In 2016 She Opened A Dance Studio In The Virgin Islands. Now, Despite Drawbacks Caused By Hurricane’s Irma And Maria In 2017 And The Coronavirus Pandemic Of 2020, Ms. Williams Is Expanding Her Studio To Florida.   Born And Raised On The Island Of St Croix, Ms. Williams Began Dancing At The Age Of Five.…

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…