BREAKING NEWS

Coronavirus Effect: 1,000 File Unemployment Claims in St. Thomas; State of Emergency Extended; Bryan Sees 'Treacherous' Financial Road Ahead; Online Unemployment…

Robert Moore | March 30, 2020

The state of emergency and territory-wide stay-at-home order will be extended for another 30 days ...

Pressure Mounts For Bryan to Implement More Stringent Orders as Coronavirus Cases Climb to 30 in the USVI, With 24 Cases Pending

Ernice Gilbert | March 30, 2020 16

"I mean short of martial law there's nothing that we could do. What would you suggest, arresting peo...

30 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in USVI as Dept. of Health Announces 7 Additional Infections

Ernice Gilbert | March 29, 2020 4

The USVI Department of Health on Sunday evening confirmed 7 additional cases of coronavirus in the U.S. Virgin Islands, bringing the territory's total...

VI Residents to Receive $1,200 Directly as Part of $2 Trillion Congress Package; VI Government Gets $75 Million, Plaskett Says

Robert Moore | March 28, 2020 27

Washington’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package will put $1,200 directly into the hands of nearly every American, including Virgin Islanders, th...

23 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in USVI; First Case Confirmed on St. John (Updated)

Ernice Gilbert | March 28, 2020 3

The Virgin Islands Department of Health said Saturday that it has received confirmation of four new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the territor...

Additional Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Announced; Governor Expecting 'Tsunami' Economic Impact; No Tax Refunds Anytime Soon; Major Disaster Declaration…

Ernice Gilbert | March 27, 2020 12

The Department of Health today confirmed that it has received results for 30 coronavirus tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an...

With Internet Usage Skyrocketing During Coronavirus Pandemic, FCC Grants ATT Additional Spectrum Access for USVI, Puerto Rico

Ernice Gilbert | March 27, 2020

With leaders around the world ordering residents to stay home in an attempt to blunt the spread of the coronavirus, communications companies have seen...

JFL Opens Intensive Care Unit with Additional Beds, Support for COVID-19 Response

Staff Consortium | March 26, 2020 4

Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) was in such bad shape five months ago that the governor of the Virgin Islands declared it to be in a st...

Community Center

FirstBank Announces Revised Hours at St. John Branch

Staff Consortium | March 27, 2020

ST. JOHN — Due to the recently announced changes...

FirstBank Updates Operating Hours, Will Remain Closed on Saturdays Until Further Notice; Bank Offering 'Economic Relief Plan'

Staff Consortium | March 23, 2020 2

FirstBank on Monday said it continues to take the ...

Banco Popular Updates Hours of Operation in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Staff Consortium | March 23, 2020

The following Banco Popular branches and service c...

Experience the USVI

Dept. of Tourism Offices Closed Until Further Notice

Staff Consortium | March 24, 2020

As the U.S. Virgin Islands joins worldwide efforts to stop the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)...

Carnival VI in St. Thomas Gets Proper Kick-Off With Soca Queen Alison Hinds, Local Bands, Plenty of Food and Good Vibes

Robert Moore | March 08, 2020 12

ST. THOMAS — “Good night St. Thomas!"  With ...

The 68th V.I. Carnival on St. Thomas is Right Around the Corner, and the Pre-Carnival Festivities Begin Today

Robert Moore | March 07, 2020 1

ST. THOMAS — Call it an early kick-off event for...

This is How the USVI is Rebranding St. Croix

Staff Consortium | March 05, 2020 1

[Via Carib Journal, in partnership with the V.I. Dept. of Tourism] St Croix, the US Virgin Islands...

Spirit Will Start Offering Daily Flights to St. Croix Beginning April 22

Staff Consortium | February 12, 2020 8

St. Croix — Beginning This Spring, Spirit Airlines…

'A Vibe Like No Other': Dept. of Tourism Launches New St. Croix Branding

Staff Consortium | January 28, 2020 12

The U.s. Virgin Islands Department Of Tourism Has…

USVI Ports HUB

Notice of Invitation to Bid on Red Hook Terminal Annex Project

Staff Consortium | March 25, 2020

Sealed proposals for the furnishing of all labor, material, services and equipment for construction ...

Coronavirus Effect: Port Authority Provides Update on Airports, Seaports, Cargo, BVI Ferries and More

Staff Consortium | March 25, 2020 5

The Virgin Islands Port Authority has provided a d...

VIPA Invitation to Bid | Demolition of Old Marriott Food Service Building Located…

Staff Consortium | March 18, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (the “Authority” or “VIPA”) is soliciting bid proposals fr...

VIPA Request for Qualification | Consulting Architectural/ Engineer Services for Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

Staff Consortium | March 18, 2020

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (vipa) Is Hereby…

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier Facility, St. Croix, Set For March 17, Postponed

Staff Consortium | March 17, 2020

The Port Authority Said, "[we] Regret To Inform You…

Business

UVI Purchases Former West Bay Supermarket Building From G.E.R.S. for $8.4 Million

Staff Consortium | March 05, 2020 4

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (gers) And The University Of The Virgin Islands (uvi) Announced Today That The University Has Closed On The Purchase Of The Building That Formerly Housed The West Bay Supermarket For $8.4 Million. Loans Were Made To V.i. Finest Foods, Llc By The Gers On June 30, 2014 In The Amount Of $8.2 Million And $2.8 Million On May 24, 2016 For A Total Amount Of $11 Million. With The Purchase, Gers Has Recovered In Excess Of The $11 Million Because Of The Interest Earned On The Loan, The Pension System Said. V.i. Finest Foods, Llc. Is Still Indebted To The Gers For Additional Accrued Interest Payments Through February…

Viya Customers Will See Cable and Internet Services Bills Increase April 1

Robert Moore | March 05, 2020 14

  Customers Of Viya Cable And Internet Services Will See Their Bills Increase, Effective April 1, 2020.  “it Is Costly To Keep Up With The Latest Technology And Continue To Meet Our Customers’ Demands For Higher Internet Speeds And A Superior Entertainment Experience,” The Company Said In A Press Statement Announcing Price Changes.  “we Have Undertaken Significant Steps To Control Our Costs, But Programming And Equipment Costs Continue To Increase Industrywide.” As A Result, Viya Is Making A Series Of Changes To Equipment Rental Prices. Changes Include: Effective April 1, 2020 For Customers With The Basic Service Package, The Rates For Each Additional…

Gov. Bryan Ok’s Controversial, $13 Million ‘Boutique’ Hotel Planned by Developer Who Faced 10 Years in Prison for Helping Defraud V.I.…

Robert Moore | March 02, 2020 9

Pleading Guilty In A Scheme To Rig Competitive Bids And Defraud The Government Of The Virgin Islands Apparently Is Not A Deal-breaker When You Come To The Table With Big, Splashy Hotel Plans And A Promise To Spend Millions Of Dollars In Economic Development. Gov. Albert Bryan And The Senate Gave The Green Light For A Developer Who Pled Guilty To His Part In A Bid-rigging Scam To Move Forward With Plans For A $13 Million “boutique” Hotel In Estate Bakkeroe On St. Thomas. Deep In The List Of 13 Bills Acted On By Mr. Bryan Last Week Was Bill No. 33-0259, Which Quietly Grants Isolara  morningstar Llc, A Virgin Islands Company, Zoning Approval To…

Entertainment

VI Twirlers Place in Top Ten During Disney World's Twirl Mania 2020 Competition in Florida

Staff Consortium | February 20, 2020 2

A Group Of Young Ladies From The Virgin Islands Called…

'Mystery in the Wild' Event Raises $66,000 for My Brother's Workshop

Staff Consortium | February 19, 2020 1

St. Thomas — Over 200 Members Of The Community Attended…

4th Annual Crucian Fashion Festival Set for Feb. 23 at The Fred

Staff Consortium | February 17, 2020

St. Croix — The Fourth Annual Crucian Fashion Festival…