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Port Authority to Receive $7 Million in Third Round of Funding to Airports as Travel Recovers

Ernice Gilbert | June 23, 2021

The V.I. Port Authority will receive roughly $7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration — part of $8 billion being provided to airports across the U.S. — to help ease the financial burden as travel recovers. The latest provision is the third round of funding for VIPA, with the first batch being over $30 million, followed by $3 million, and now $7 million. The FAA made the announcement Tuesday. The funding is part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed into law by President Joe Biden in March. The funds can be used to pay debt service, meet operating costs, and for new expenses related to mitigating the spread of Covid-19. According to the Wall Street Journal, funding to airports is based largely on the airports' 2019 traffic. Additionally, airports must commit to keeping 90 percent of their workforce as a condition to accepting…

Judge Rules in Florida's Favor in Lawsuit Against…

Ernice Gilbert | June 19, 2021

A federal judge handed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a major victory over the Centers for Disease Control…

Port Authority, Dept. of Tourism Welcome Inaugural…

Staff Consortium | June 12, 2021

The V.I. Port Authority on Saturday welcomed the inaugural Frontier Airlines flight providing service…

Royal Caribbean Set to Make First Voyage to U.S. Virgin…

Kyle Murphy | June 14, 2021

Royal Caribbean executives on Thursday detailed protocols that are in place as the cruise line prepares…

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American Airlines Plane Overruns Runway in Bahamas

Staff Consortium | October 25, 2020

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – An American Airlines plane with 28 people on board veered off the runway after landing on runway 6 in Freeport on Saturday, officials have confirmed. Officials said no one wa...

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