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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Energy Office Notifies Businesses of Required Applications for Rebate Program

The V.I. Energy Office will only accept and process rebate applications from local businesses that provide a copy of their current business license, IRS W 9 form and products list.

CHTA Launches Caribbean Travel Auction to Raise Funds for Career Development

The Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Association offers $100,000 in prizes to raise funds to advance hospitality career development programs in the Caribbean.

Viya Continues Partnership With Department of Education for Virtual Learning

Viya has had no issues with the Department of Education related to payment and no account was disconnected.

Virtual Employer Panel: Hiring Opportunities for Jobseekers With Disabilities

The theme for 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment

Jamaican Hotelier Named President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

The new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Nicola Madden-Greig, vows to focus on technology, people and sustainability.

U.S. Virgin Islands Is First American Destination to Woo Danish Travelers

The first American destination delegation to personally welcome Danish travelers back to the United States since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic is reporting a successful in-market experience, chock full of possibilities.

Progress Continues on Territory-Wide Agricultural Plan Task Force

Importation of food not only leaves the territory susceptible to shortages, but it impacts freshness and nutritional value and increases transportation costs and pollution.

Women Business Owners Complete Three Queens Ventures Business Program

Throughout the four-month program, the women obtained weekly curriculum sessions led by industry experts, a new e-commerce website or improvements to an existing one and seed funding for their business.

UVI to Open Only Procurement Technical Assistance Center at an HBCU

Small businesses in the Virgin Islands will benefit from a full range of services and resources provided by the new Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

USVI Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Italian Travelers

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner meets tour operators, media and global airline executives in Milan.

A Fully Vaccinated Event, the USVI Charter Yacht Show Is Set for November 7-10

With much of the show converted last year into virtual forums, this year with attendees being vaccinated, organizers are pleased to return to hosting in-person networking events.

Human Services Thanks The Market for Its Community Partnership

The Market has donated 235 cases of water to be used for the Emergency Service Function (ESF) 6 Mass Care efforts to be ready in the event of a disaster.

Viya’s Customer Experience Centers to Be Open on October 11 Holiday

The Customer Experience Centers at Tutu Park on St. Thomas and Estate Diamond on St. Croix will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. St. John's The Marketplace's center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boschulte Calls for Caribbean Cruise Collaboration at Seatrade Cruise Global

Speaking at the 35th edition of Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami last week, Commissioner Boschulte said it is important for travelers to feel safe at every destination they visit, and working with other destinations is essential to ensure that happens.

VISBDC Launches Mobile App in Apple and Google Play Stores

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center is proud to share another milestone in becoming more accessible to U.S. Virgin Islands Small Business owners and entrepreneurs.

VIEDA, USEDA and US-SBA to Host Surety Bonding Webinar for Entrepreneurs

“The VIEDA team and I continue to embrace partnerships that work in the best interest of our local small contractors, especially when it comes to bonding for construction projects,” said VIEDA CEO Wayne L. Biggs Jr.

Viya Partners With The Market for One Convenient Shopping Experience

At the kiosks customers can activate new service for all Viya services: mobile, cable TV, internet and landline. Express service will be the focus of the retail kiosk.

Local Data Company Launches 2021 COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

The 2021 survey focuses on the current economic challenges, labor needs, operational needs and future outlooks of organizations in the USVI.

Accelerate VI Awards $50,000 SBA Grant to Support Building Tech Entrepreneurship

The goal of the University of the Virgin Islands tech accelerator program, Accelerate VI, is to build a vibrant tech hub that promotes tech-based entrepreneurship in the Caribbean.

Work on Golden Grove Underground Electrical Project to Begin Oct. 12

Once completed, underground electrical service will be provided to the prison as well as the Patrick Sweeney Police Headquarters, Bureau of Motor Vehicles as well as to homeowners and businesses along the route.





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