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Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission Board Meeting Set for February 7

During the public hearing, the board of directors will hear testimonies from two new companies seeking VIEDC tax incentives on St. Thomas: Achilles Consulting LLC and Smith Fancy LLC.

Roach Reminds Property Owners, March 1 is Deadline to Apply for Tax Credits

The deadline to apply for property tax credits against their 2024 property tax bills is March 1, Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach reminded property owners on Wednesday.

VIPA and Crowley Partner to Upgrade Crown Bay Cargo Facility

Crowley has operated in the USVI for over 40 years. The new agreement, through the subsidiary Crowley Caribbean Services LLC, will extend those operations for at least another 20 years.

Armery President Calls for Business Support and Increased Resilience Measures Amid Power Crisis

Armrey Industries, a pivotal establishment on St. Croix’s development landscape since 1961, has been significantly hampered by the unstable power supply in the region.

Inclement Weather Causes Changes to Vessel Operations at VIPA Seaports; All Airports Remain Open

The Virgin Islands Port Authority advises that some vessels have changed their itineraries or canceled calls to the USVI. While the seaports are open, heavy wave activity is occurring at some ports.

WAPA Opens Applications Process for Alva McFarlane Scholarships for UVI Engineering Students

This annual scholarship opportunity is open to graduating high school seniors, and freshman and sophomore college students who are enrolled in an engineering program,

Liberty Continues to Raise Internet Safety Awareness on Safer Internet Day, Feb. 6

Once again, Liberty brings Safer Internet Day to the territory and conducts awareness efforts year-round through its Surf the Web Safely campaign.

Commissioner Boschulte Promotes USVI as Premier Winter and Spring Destination

The tour, which reached target markets including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and others, garnered significant attention, resulting in 428 airings and reaching an impressive 45.8 million viewers.

Liberty Appoints Ravindra Maywahlall as New Country Manager for USVI

As country manager, Maywahlall is responsible for Liberty VI’s commercial strategy and the market’s financial performance.

The Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort Is No. 4 in Top 10 in USA Today Best Readers’ Choice Awards

The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort has secured the No. 4 spot among the Top 10 for Best Caribbean Resort in the highly coveted 2024 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice.

Department of Labor Announces Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rates for 2024

Each employer will have a Tax Rate Factor added to the Contribution Rate based on the calculated tax rate interval ranking, as stipulated by the law.

CHTA President Emphasizes Need for Better Air Connectivity to Foster Tourism Growth

Nicola Madden-Greig, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), wants a full-court press from regional stakeholders to boost air connectivity this year.

VIEDA, FirstBank Close First Two SSBCI 2.0 Loans; Feds Catalyze Small Business Growth

The Economic Development Bank, the lending arm of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, continues to positively impact the territory’s small business community by providing enhanced avenues to financing and capital.

WICO Welcomes ‘Explora I’ – First New Cruise Ship of 2024

Explora I is the first of six luxury “resorts at sea” commissioned by Explora Journey, a new brand by MSC Group.

FirstBank Donates Medical Equipment to VIUCEDD to Assist Disabled Community

At a reception held on Friday, Oct. 6, at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) 13D Research and Strategy Innovation Center, UVI officials publicly thanked FirstBank for its gift which allowed VIUCEDD to purchase medical equipment for the disabled community in both the St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix districts.

Molloy Reminds Employers of Unemployment Insurance Payroll Variation Tax Changes

Individual experience rates will be communicated through comprehensive notifications dispatched via mail and email.

VIDOL Informs Public of Workers’ Compensation Administration 2024 Updates

The established Average Weekly Wage based on employment wage statistics from the local Bureau of Labor Statistics is $993.02 per week. The maximum benefit amount for Disability Income Benefits has increased.

Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Rate Change Goes Into Effect January 1

Viya’s telephone, wireless and long-distance customers will notice a change in the Federal Universal Service charge on Jan. 1, 2024.

WAPA Spreads Holiday Joy with Community Caroling

WAPA's caroling team visited several locations, including the Lucinda Millin Home and Nana Baby's Children's Home on St. Thomas, as well as the Flambouyant Gardens Senior Living and Prince Street Assisted Living Residence on St. Croix.

MSI Building Supplies Celebrates 50 Years Building the Virgin Islands

The entire MSI team includes three generations of Brunts and more than five decades of employees who are an integral part of the success of Modular Systems Inc. (MSI).


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