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USVI to Benefit From Efforts to Fix Regional Air Travel Woes Currently at ‘Crisis Level’

Janeka Simon And Beverly Telesford | January 19, 2023

The U.S. Virgin Islanders may soon have easier access to the rest of the Caribbean region as the Caribbean Development Bank proposes a number of options to remedy the prevalent regional transportation issue where airlift has become difficult to access. During the CDB’s annual press conference on Wednesday, President Dr. Hyginus Leon reiterated the sentiment of many Virgin Islanders and other Caribbean residents: “The region cannot go forward with the transportation problem that we have now.”  Heads of government in almost every island of the archipelago, including the USVI, have bemoaned the lack of efficient, affordable air and sea connections between neighboring islands.  Whether it is due to prices ratcheted up by fees and taxed beyond the reach of everyday citizens, or a poorly-organized, byzantine flight schedule bedeviled by ludicrous…

Port Authority Weighs Potential Solutions as Limited…

Janeka Simon | January 19, 2023

The issue of strengthening connectivity between the islands of the USVI occupied a chunk of time during…

Update: FAA Lifts Halt on Domestic Travel; Biden Calls…

Ernice Gilbert | January 11, 2023

Update: The Federal Aviation Administration at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday lifted its grounding order affecting…

Canceled Performances, Changed Venues, Travel Headaches:…

Ernice Gilbert | January 02, 2023

For many attendees of the opening night of this year's Crucian Christmas Festival Village, Cool Sessions…

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St. John Makes '50 Best Places to Travel in 2022' List

Staff Consortium | December 20, 2021

St. John has been named one of the world's 50 best places to travel in 2022 by the online guide Travel Lemming, according to a recently issued release. In describing why St. John was selected, the ar...

LIAT Making Stops to St. Croix During Christmas Season

Staff Consortium | December 05, 2021

LIAT, which resumed flights to St. Thomas on Nov. 21, is making three stops to St. Croix as part of its holiday season special offering, with the airline's first stop occurring on Saturday, Dec. 4. A...

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