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WICO Dock Dredging Cost of $17 Million Will be Far Exceeded by Economic Returns for USVI in Multiple…

Staff Consortium | July 22, 2022

Dear Editor, the West Indian Company, Limited would like the opportunity to commend the Public Finance Authority on its recent vote to provide $17 million in funding to dredge the Charlotte Amalie harbor. This investment will not only ensure that our harbor remains the best in the Caribbean, but the people of the Virgin Islands will undoubtedly see a significant return on investment throughout the community. First, it is important to understand the immediate need for this dredging. The Charlotte Amalie harbor has not been dredged in over 50 years. Multiple hurricanes and natural erosion have caused a build-up of silt and other material in the harbor that has caused a reduction in ship traffic and threatened the cruise ships’ safety for more than a decade. We are now at the point where the harbor must be dredged to prevent irreparable harm…

How NOT to Spend Seventeen Million Dollars

Staff Consortium | July 19, 2022

The V.I. Consortium recently reported that the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority had miraculously…

What Does the USVI and Puerto Rico Have in Common?…

Staff Consortium | July 10, 2022

“Soy de aqui como el coqui!” (Puerto Rican Adage)  “I am from here like the leap frog!” “We bahn ya!”…

The USVI Survived the Pandemic by Increasing Airlift.…

Staff Consortium | June 07, 2022

The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry at large, and on the cruise business…

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AARP in The Virgin Islands: Who They Are, What They Do

Staff Consortium | December 23, 2021

Do you know what AARP does for the communities and the people in the Virgin Islands? Frequently, AARP is confused with an insurance company that only serves older adults. AARP is, in fact, a non-profi...

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