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BIR Implements Gross Receipts Tax Amnesty and Income Tax Penalty Waivers

The amnesty programs, enacted by the 33rd Legislature, will begin on Monday, Jan. 11, and will end on Wednesday, June 30.

Oriental Bank Accepting Online Payroll Protection Program Applications

The application portal is currently open to customers who have not previously receive a PPP loan. Those who participated in the first program will be welcomed to apply in the next few days.

SBA Forgives 1.1 Million PPP Loans So Far Totaling Over $100 Billion

The Paycheck Protection Program has recently re-opened as a result of the Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act, which was signed into law by the president on Dec. 27, 2020.

Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

Embedded in the requirements are local workforce development requirements – a key objective of partner organizations.

DLCA to Host Virtual Public Hearing on Liquor Licenses

There will be two virtual public hearings to address community concerns on pending applications for a ‘Tavern Keeper A’ liquor license to conduct proposed business activity on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Commissioner of Tourism Reflects on 2020, Invites Partnership for Year Ahead

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte extended a message of both gratitude and optimism to the territory’s tourism ambassadors and partners around the world when he recently recapped the challenges of 2020.

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Reopening, Issue New Guidance

US-SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has announced the Paycheck Protection Program will reopen the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing borrowers.

SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline

The program has helped millions of small businesses, including non-profit organizations, sole proprietors and independent contractors.
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UVI’s Department of Modern Languages Offers New Professional Spanish Certificate

This certificate has been specially designed for those who work in sectors such as the medical field, law enforcement, first responders, hospitality and other local businesses. 

CHTA President Pablo Torres Predicts Rapid Return of Caribbean Tourism

Pablo Torres, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has predicted the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region “faster than many parts of the world.”

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