Oil Prices Fall Below $100 For First Time Since May, Giving Hope to Less Pain at the Pump

Ernice Gilbert | July 06, 2022 17

Fears of recession and slowing demand have led to a pullback in the cost of a barrel of oil, with the U.S. benchmark falling below $100 for the first ...

B.E.R. to Conduct Living Wage Study as Part of Yardstick to Measure Economic Situation in USVI

Elesha George | July 06, 2022 6

The Bureau of Economic Research (BER) is expected to embark on number of studies that will allow it to collect information that better explains the ec...

Public Schools to Reopen on August 8, Education Says as it Addresses Scathing Report on Condition of Learning Facilities

Staff Consortium | July 06, 2022 8

The V.I. Department of Education has announced that public schools will reopen on August 8. The department also addressed a recent V.I. Board of Educa...

Senators Rebuke Office of Gun Violence Prevention For Lack of Results. It's a 'Total Waste of Taxpayers Money,' Says Gittens.

Elesha George | July 06, 2022 31

The need to reduce instances of gun violence in the U.S. Virgin Islands took center stage on Tuesday, with senators on the Committee of Finance questi...

'We Outside': St. John Revelers Bring Color, Energy to Parade After Two-Year Hiatus

Staff Consortium | July 05, 2022 12

ST. JOHN — Mas players gathered on St. John for the island's 2022 Carnival Parade on Independence Day, and July 4th was a fitting holiday to host th...

Foodstuff Left to Rot in Trailers, Multiple Fire Hazards and More: Annual Safety Report Reveals Health and Safety Code Violations in V.I. Public Schools

Elesha George | July 05, 2022 78

A number of schools in the U.S. Virgin Islands are so unfit for purpose that they should be demolished, according to the V.I. Fire Service, which rece...

Community Center

Bryan Declares Week of Mourning Following Death of Governor Turnbull as Condolences Pour In

Staff Consortium | July 05, 2022 1

Governor Albert Bryan has declared a week of mourn...

Governors Bryan and de Jongh, Lt. Gov. Roach Express Condolences on Passing of Former Governor Turnbull

Ernice Gilbert | July 03, 2022 3

Former Governor Charles W. Turnbull died Sunday mo...

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

Limetree Bay Terminals Turns to Local Court in Demanding Millions Owed by Port Hamilton Refining, as Saga on St. Croix's South Shore Continues

Janeka Simon | July 07, 2022 2

Documents Obtained By Consortium Journalists Indicate That Limetree Bay Terminals Is Seeking Assistance From The Local Courts In Obtaining Past Due Payments From Port Hamilton Refining & Transportation.  Limetree Bay Terminals Is Seemingly Filing For Breach Of Contract, Debt, And Unjust Enrichment, And Demanding A Jury Trial On The Issue, In The St. Croix Division Of The Virgin Islands Superior Court. The Suit Names Port Hamilton Refining As A Defendant And Mentions Another Entity, Virgin Islands Refining Company, Described As Port Hamilton’s General Partner. The Complaint Is Based On Payments Owed By Phrt For Services Provided By Limetree Whose…

Crypto Hedge Fund Headquartered in BVI Ordered by Court to Liquidate

Staff Consortium | June 30, 2022 2

Three Arrows Capital Limited, Recently Relocated From Singapore To The British Virgin Islands, Was Recently Ordered By The Commercial Division Of The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court To Liquidate, After Creditors Sued The Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund For Failure To Repay Its Debts. A Firm Called Teneo Has Reportedly Been Appointed By The Court To Handle The Insolvency. The Firm’s Total Outstanding Debt Is Estimated To Be In The Region Of $1.5 Billion. Founded Nearly A Decade Ago By Two Wall Street Traders Who Were Former Schoolmates, 3ac Operated As A Regulated Fund Manager In Singapore Until Last Year, When It Shifted Its Home To The British Virgin…

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

Janeka Simon | June 29, 2022 13

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…