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Jet Bridges, Second Floors and More: USVI Airports to See Major Upgrades as VIPA Pursues Modernization…

Elesha George | September 24, 2022

The V.I. Port Authority has made it clear that it intends to retain ownership of the territory’s two main airports even as VIPA seeks private firms to invest fully in its modernization and reconstruction of the territory's two main air travel facilities. The V.I. Port Authority Governing Board this week finally authorized a public/private partnership to expand and modernize the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St Croix.  While VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe told the Consortium that the authority will be leasing to whichever company/companies are successful, he emphasized that the Port Authority will retain full ownership of both airports. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is expected to be issued in December followed by a Request for Proposal (RFP). The companies chosen will be shortlisted to…

Fiona Prompts Oriental Bank to Wave Fees For USVI…

Staff Consortium | September 22, 2022

Oriental Bank announced Thursday that in an effort to help its clients following the passage of Fiona,…

Entrepreneur With Background in Powersports Starts…

Kayra Williams | September 19, 2022

"An entrepreneurial transplant." That's how Trent Hall represented himself when he came before the Economic…

Fiona Packing 60 Miles Per Hour Winds With Higher…

Staff Consortium | September 15, 2022

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto…

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