Limetree Bay Says Incident in February Caused Release of Droplets of Oil on Roofs, Vehicles and Properties in Clifton Hill

Staff Consortium | March 04, 2021 11

Limetree Bay said in a release Wednesday that it experienced an upset last month in the refinery at "Flare Unit #8" that resulted in the release of st...

Bryan on 50 Honda Cars and $1 Million: Settlement Will Benefit People of the Virgin Islands; $1 Million to 'Most Likely' be Used for Highway Safety

Ernice Gilbert | March 04, 2021 14

Governor Albert Bryan said this week that Virgin Islanders who were affected by the 2016 recall of defective Takata airbags and want compensation coul...

Posts Making Rounds Claiming Shawn Baptiste (CIGA) Has Placed a $500,000 Bounty on Head of Shooters Are False. 'That's Not My Life. I'm More Into Helping…

Ernice Gilbert | March 03, 2021 1

ST. CROIX — Shawn Baptiste, the prominent Virgin Islands businessman known to many by Marco, the name of his trucking company, and CIGA Promotions, ...

Early-Grade Students Were All Smiles as Schools Reopened to In-Person Learning on St. Croix

Ernice Gilbert | March 03, 2021 1

ST. CROIX — After a full year of being barred from in-person learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, early-grade students — PreK-1st gra...

Man Shot and Killed in Grove; Police Unit on Way to Scene Crashes; Barrage of Gunshots Fired in Williams Delight as Gun Violence Shakes St. Croix

Ernice Gilbert | March 02, 2021 33

ST. CROIX — Another man has been killed on St. Croix, this time in Grove at about 7:36 p.m. Tuesday. The shooting comes on the heels of a homicide T...

Bryan on Kupfer's Departure From WAPA: Residents Got What They Asked For, But it Won't Be Cheap to Fill Position

Ernice Gilbert | March 02, 2021 27

Governor Albert Bryan acknowledged that WAPA CEO and Executive Director, Lawrence Kupfer, who started his tenure at WAPA on March 1, 2018, has asked t...

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DHS to Resume In-Person Services for Mars Hill SNAP and MAP Offices on St. Croix

Staff Consortium | March 07, 2021

The V.I. Department of Human Services announced Sa...

Scott Simmons Begins 6-Month Tenure as Deputy Superintendent of the Virgin Islands National Park

Staff Consortium | March 06, 2021 1

Scott Simmons began a 6-month assignment as deputy...

Women's Coalition Launches 40/40/$40 Fundraiser to Raise $64,000 by October as Nonprofit Marks 40th Anniversary

Staff Consortium | March 05, 2021

Though March 2021 marks 40 years since the Women's...

Experience the USVI

Travel Demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands Remains Strong, Dept. of Tourism Says

Staff Consortium | February 05, 2021 7

Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands remains strong, said the V.I. Dept. of Tourism Thursday, c...

Frontier Airlines Announces New, Twice-Weekly Service Sundays and Thursdays Between Miami and St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | January 21, 2021 5

ST. THOMAS — Frontier Airlines has announced new...

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.…

Staff Consortium | December 31, 2020 4

The U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming new flights from Minneapolis to St. Thomas this winter from Del...

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

Staff Consortium | December 23, 2020 10

The U.s. Virgin Islands Has Received The “destination…

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…

USVI Ports HUB

VIPA Receives $3.8 Million in Federal Grants Through Covid Relief Package

Staff Consortium | March 02, 2021 2

The V.I. Port Authority announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $3,8...

V.I. Port Authority Extends Airline Incentive Program, Saying Initiative Has Proven Beneficial

Staff Consortium | December 17, 2020

An airline incentive program to attract increased ...

Port Authority Committed to Meeting Deadlines in Preparation for Frontier Airlines'…

Staff Consortium | November 23, 2020 1

The Virgin Islands Port Authority said during a board meeting last week that it has been making prep...

Business

VI SBDC to Continue Commitment to Help Businesses Grow and Succeed Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Staff Consortium | March 06, 2021

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (vi Sbdc) Said Friday It Would Continue To Share Its Achievements In The Form Of Best Practices To Fulfill Its Initiative To Help Businesses Grow And Succeed. According To The Nonprofit, More Than Ever, Small Businesses Are Staying Afloat Because Of Financial Resources. The Vi Sbdc Credits Its Partnerships With Lenders Like The Thomas Usaf Group, An Originator Of Large Government-guaranteed Loans And First Bank Vi.  “we Want The General Public To Know That We Are Committed To The Economic Prosperity Within The Small Business Community More So In The Climate Of A Pandemic,” Said Karen Jones,…

Liberty Reports Solid Growth and High Customer Retention Following Purchase of AT&T's USVI and PR Operations, Company Says Network Remains Superior

Staff Consortium | March 04, 2021 5

Liberty Communications Of Puerto Rico (lcpr) Said Thursday It Marked 2020 With Strong Subscriber And Revenue Growth Stemming From The Company’s Drive To Provide Communication And Entertainment Services During The Covid-19 Pandemic. The Numbers Were Reported By Lcpr’s Parent Company Liberty Latin America (lla) In Its Full-year 2020 Financial Results, Which Were Released On Sunday, February 28. Lla Is Also The Parent Company Of Cable & Wireless, A Well-known Company In The Caribbean Region. The Company Reported A Record Year Of Revenue Generating Unit (rgu) Additions, Driven By Broadband Products In Puerto Rico As Customers Demanded High-speed…

VI SBDC Reminding Small Businesses of the Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

Staff Consortium | February 27, 2021

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (vi Sbdc) On Friday Encouraged Small Businesses Affected By Covid-19 To Apply For Paycheck Protection Program (ppp) Federal Disaster Assistance Before The March 31 Deadline. Counselors And Consultants Are Available To Provide Confidential Consulting And No-cost Assistance With Application Submission, The Vi Sbdc Said. “now Is The Time To Contact The Vi Sbdc If You Need Assistance With The Federal Paycheck Protection Program As This Funding Opportunity Is Scheduled To End March 31, 2021. We Urge Small Business Owners To Gather The Necessary Documentation To Submit Their Applications,” Stated…

Antiguan Man Involved in the Stanford $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme Gets 10 Years; Stanford Planned Global Complex on St. Croix Before Company Dissolved

Staff Consortium | February 26, 2021 3

The Former Chief Of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (fsrc) Was Sentenced Today To 10 Years In Prison For His Role In Connection With A $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme Involving The Stanford International Bank (sib). Leroy King, 74, Of Dickerson Bay, Antigua, Pleaded Guilty On Jan. 30, 2020, To One Count Of Conspiracy To Obstruct Justice And One Count Of Obstruction Of Justice For His Role In Obstructing The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) Investigation Into Sib. He Was Extradited To The United States In November 2019. King Is A Dual Citizen Of The United States And Antigua. Beginning In Approximately 2002, He Served As The…

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