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U.S. Virgin Islands to Be Featured on Widely Awaited ‘Hot Ones Caribbean’

“Hot Ones Caribbean” is a web series that includes content production, festival promotions and localized talent development designed to further ignite visitor interest in the USVI as a vacation destination.

U.S. Virgin Islands Supports Its Travel Advisors With New Rewards and Incentive Program

The USVI is offering its travel advisors a new rewards and incentive program to express thanks for their hard work and loyalty and to offer incentives for them to consider booking USVI for their clients.

WAPA Accepting Applications for Annual Scholarship Up to $60,000 for V.I. Students

This annual scholarship opportunity is open to graduating high school seniors and freshman and sophomore UVI students who are enrolled in the engineering program.

DLCA Urges Persons and Establishments to Obtain a Business License

The law requires all establishments and/or individuals conducting business in the Virgin Islands to apply for and obtain a business license from DLCA.

Bureau of Internal Revenue Reminds Employers That W-2VIs Are Due January 31

Form W-2VIs and Form W-3SS are now available for pick up in the lobby areas at all Bureau offices on all three islands.

Cybersecurity Top Priority at WAPA as Employees Begin GFACT Certification

Twelve employees in the IT, Line and Plant Departments at WAPA began in December, the first of several courses over the next several months dedicated to helping strengthen its cybersecurity resilience.

Pro Golfer Alexandra Swayne Joins With Department of Tourism to Promote USVI

Swayne will lend her prodigious talents to the beautiful Caribbean destination with digital and social media promotion, advertising, brand awareness, and brand content creation.

Labor Restores ‘My Unemployment Insurance Claim’ Website

If there are any questions or concerns, contact the Unemployment Insurance Division by phone or online.

Ocean Point Terminals Awards Over $500K in 2022 Charitable Giving

Under Ocean Point Terminal’s Charitable Contributions program, donation requests must support the advancement of education, environmental stewardship and community sustainability.

Elevate Island Wellness Dispensary to Sell Cannabis Products, Grand Opening Set for Jan. 11

Elevate Island is committed to providing high-quality, hand-selected cannabis products to all residents and tourists of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Department of Labor Now Accepting Applications for LIFT Spring 2023 Program

Applications are now open for all college seniors, graduate students and recent graduates for the Spring 2023 Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) program.

New Law Prohibits Sale of Tobacco to Those Under 21

Merchants should check the IDs of persons purchasing tobacco products to ensure they are following the T21 law.

Labor Commissioner Announces Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount and Taxable Wage Base

The Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount in the USVI for the benefit year beginning Jan. 1, 2023, is $629, which is a two percent reduction from the previous year. The Taxable Wage Base (TWB) for employer contributions is $30,200.

Viya Announces New Office Hours

Viya has announced its offices will have new operating hours beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

Diversity Marketing Makes Dollars and Sense

The Caribbean could be losing billions of dollars in tourism revenue by not fully harvesting the enormous value of diverse markets in North America and beyond. The new year is a good time to focus on emerging markets.

TropicSpin Music and Song Competition Calls for Submissions by Musicians

Arawak Media is calling for all amateur musicians and entertainers in the Caribbean and Central America to submit their music videos to be featured at the second annual TropicSpin Music and Song Competition.

WAPA Employees Complete Safety Training on Fall Protection and Prevention

As the Authority continues to prioritize safety on the job for its employees, proactively seeking out available training programs is a key part of safety adherence. 

WICO to Welcome Carnival’s Newest and Largest Ship

WICO will host Capt. Andrea Catalani and the crew of Carnival Celebration, Carnival Cruise Line’s new flagship, at a welcome ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the WICO Dock.

Liberty Foundation Awards a $10,000 to Friends of VI National Park for Environmental Preservation

Liberty VI employees also participated in a volunteer effort to clean a trail and help keep the park’s grounds clean and healthy.

WAPA Line Workers Receive New Bucket Truck Training, Install Lights for ‘Miracle on Main Street’

WAPA recently received three new Versalift bucket trucks, one of which was completely funded through the Department of the Interior.
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