VI Lottery Transitions to Random Number Generation in Bold yet Careful 2020 Rebranding

Ernice Gilbert | December 11, 2019 1

The Virgin Islands Lottery, under the new leadership of Executive Director Raymond Williams, is embarking on a rebranding effort beginning in 2020 tha...

Dozens of WAPA Customers Vent Frustrations for a Last Time Before Thursday's PSC Vote

Robert Moore | December 11, 2019 3

ST. THOMAS -- For Pastor Charles Brown Jr. of Family and Faith African Methodist Episcopal Church and WAPA electric customer, the Water and Power Auth...

After a Year of Controversy, The PSC is Left With Days to Review Hearing Examiner’s Report on Proposed WAPA Rate Changes

Robert Moore | December 10, 2019

The V.I. Public Services Commission is left with fewer than three days to review a crucial hearing examiner’s report before voting on proposed chang...

Change in Food Stamp Rule Could Make Hundreds of Virgin Islanders Ineligible for Assistance

Ernice Gilbert | December 09, 2019 26

The Trump administration will soon implement rules meant to tighten work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

New Venue, Big Turnout at 2019 Lechon Festival

Staff Consortium | December 09, 2019 4

Last year, the 13th annual Lechon Festival was held at the Armapavi Ballpark in Castle Coakley on the Hess Road across from the Limetree Bay man camp....

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Vote Unanimously to Grant USVI Accreditation Status

Staff Consortium | December 08, 2019

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has voted unanimously to grant accreditation status to the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Office ...

Community Center

Bryan and Family Encouraging Residents to Attend Christmas Tree-Lightings and Children’s Holiday Parties

Staff Consortium | December 12, 2019 2

Governor Albert Bryan, First Lady Yolanda Bryan an...

Fire at Dept. of Labor Offices on St. Croix Affects Unemployment Insurance Processing

Staff Consortium | December 10, 2019

ST. CROIX -- The Department of Labor St. Croix off...

CHS Announces Annual Grade-level Meetings

Staff Consortium | December 10, 2019

The St. Croix Central High School counseling staff...

Experience the USVI

U.S. Tourist Board Sends Creatives to USVI to Market Territory

Ernice Gilbert | December 05, 2019 1

Since Tuesday, a content producing company called Beautiful Destinations has been on St. Croix docum...

St. Thomas Named Best Cruise Destination in Caribbean

Staff Consortium | November 14, 2019

St. Thomas has been named the number one cruise de...

Air Travel for Winter Season Appears to be Back to Pre-Storm Levels, Tourism Officials Say

Robert | October 19, 2019

Airline travel to the Virgin Islands has exceeded ...

Department of Tourism Seeking Hospitality Greeters

VI | October 19, 2019

The Department of Tourism is seeking hospitality hosts and hostesses to welcome and assist guests an...

USVI Ports HUB

Army Corps of Engineers Approve Permit for New Customs Building in Red Hook

Staff Consortium | December 03, 2019

ST. THOMAS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Virgin Islands Port Authority’s p...

Luxurious Cruise Ships in Gallows Bay? Hope Runs High at Ribbon Cutting of Project's First Phase

Ernice Gilbert | November 18, 2019 4

ST. CROIX — V.I. Port Authority Executive Direct...

Urman Fredericks Marine Terminal Closed until Saturday, Nov. 16

Staff Consortium | November 15, 2019

The second floor of the Urman Fredericks Marine Te...

Gallows Bay Welcome Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Friday, November 15

VI | October 20, 2019

The Virgin Islands Port Authority has completed the first stage of transforming the Gallows Bay Mari...

Larger Cruise Ships On St. Croix? Port Authority Approves Study To Determine Possibility

Staff Consortium | October 20, 2019 1

Virgin Islands Port Authority Board Of Governors Is…

Port Authority Set To Rebuild Network Of Video Cameras At Red Hook Marine Terminals On St. Thomas

VI | October 20, 2019

St. Thomas -- The Watchful Eye Of Virgin Islands Port…

Business

BREAKING NEWS

PSC Decreases LEAC, Allows Generation Surcharge to Expire, and Delays Base Rate Increase Request Action

Robert Moore | December 12, 2019 1

Heeding The Pleas Of Thousands Of Water And Power Authority Customers, The V.i. Public Services Commission (psc) Dealt Wapa A Major – And Somewhat Unexpected – Setback On Thursday. In A Series Of 4-0 Votes, Psc Members Pumped The Brakes On The Base Utility Rate Increase Wapa Had Desperately Sought To Stave Off Potential Insolvency And Pay Down Crushing Debts. At The Same Time, The Commission Reduced The So-called Leac – A Roundly Despised Fuel Charge Paid That Shows Up On Residential And Business Electric Bills Each Month. And, Going A Step Further, The Psc Opted To Allow Expiration Of A Propane Generator Surcharge That Added Another 3-cents…

MASA Assist Cuts Ribbon on Shiny, New St. Thomas Headquarters

Robert Moore | December 12, 2019

St. Thomas — Masa Assist, The Worldwide Air Ambulance Company With Offices Throughout The Caribbean, Got The Blend Of Homecoming And Ribbon Cutting Just Right On Wednesday. With More Than A Dozen Old Friends And Coworkers On Board, Masa Assist, A Worldwide Air Ambulance And Medical Transport Company, Celebrated The Opening Of Its Splashy, New Virgin Islands Headquarters In The Guardian Building In St. Thomas’ Havensight District (across From The Havensight Mall Entrance). The Company Provides Insurance Services Guaranteeing Customers Medical Transportation In And Out Of The Virgin Islands Brightly Lit And Crisply Outfitted With New Office Furnishings,…

Kye Walker Recommends That PSC Grants WAPA Base Rate Increase Totaling $29.7 Million

Robert Moore | December 12, 2019 5

A Key Advisor To The V.i. Public Services Commission (psc) Has Recommended The Panel Approve The Wapa Request For A Total $29.7 Million Increase In The Base Utility Rate. Hearing Examiner Kye Walker, Whose Technical Report Is A Guide-post For Psc Decision-making, Said The Commission Should Ok The Rate Hike, Provided The Increase Be Tied To “a Corresponding Reduction In The Leac And Having A Zero Impact On The Current Overate Rates Charged To Consumers.” The Psc Votes On The Proposed Rate Changes At 10 A.m. Today At The Commission Offices In Barbel Plaza On St. Thomas. According To The Examiner’s Final Report, Obtained By The Consortium Late Wednesday,…

VI Lottery Transitions to Random Number Generation in Bold yet Careful 2020 Rebranding

Ernice Gilbert | December 11, 2019 1

The Virgin Islands Lottery, Under The New Leadership Of Executive Director Raymond Williams, Is Embarking On A Rebranding Effort Beginning In 2020 That Aims To Enhance The Territory's Lottery System By Moving Away From The Machine The Vi Lottery Has Utilized For Over 83 Years To Randomly Select Winners, To The Proven Random Number Generation (rng) Origin Technology. The Current Machine Uses Two Large Globes, One Containing 34,000 Balls Ranging From 001- 34,000 And The Other Globe Containing The Prizes. As The Globes Spin, Winning Numbers Are Selected When The Two Balls Simultaneously Roll Out Of Each Globe Together. But This Method Is Archaic…

Entertainment

New Venue, Big Turnout at 2019 Lechon Festival

Staff Consortium | December 09, 2019 4

Last Year, The 13th Annual Lechon Festival Was Held…

Watch | Kevin Williams Jr. Talks New Music, Growing Up

Staff Consortium | December 03, 2019

Kevin Williams Jr. Has Been Known For Years As The…

Jazz in the Park to feature Complex Jazz Ensemble Friday

Staff Consortium | November 25, 2019

St. Croix — Talented Young Musicians Will Take Center…