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Webinar: SBA to Share Evacuation and Shelter-In-Place Plans

Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands’ business owners can get tips on protecting their place of business at a free webinar hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Agility Recovery.

SBA Introduces Online Tutorials for Small Businesses Seeking Federal R&D Funding

The U.S. Small Business Administration released its highly anticipated Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) online tutorials to help small businesses navigate the SBIR program.

Delta and Seaborne Airlines Codeshare Expands Customers’ Options to and from the U.S./ Caribbean

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Seaborne Airlines, an airline based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, have announced a codeshare agreement that will provide customers from both airlines with increased travel options to and from the United States and the Caribbean.

J.D. Power Names The Ritz-Carlton Hotels Tops in Customer Satisfaction

The J.D. Power 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study has just named The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC a top luxury brand for guest satisfaction. This year’s total points are 896, which is the highest ever recorded.

Local Businesses Must Obtain Licenses to Operate ATMs

All local businesses that seek to operate non-bank automated teller machines (ATMs) must first obtain licensure by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Division of Banking and Insurance.

Nominations Open for CHIEF Awards Recognizing Caribbean’s Tourism Practices

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has opened online nominations for the second annual CHIEF Awards and invites USVI Hotel and Tourism Association (USVIHTA) members to “shine a spotlight on your success” by nominating tried and proven best practices by Caribbean hotels and tourism-related businesses.

VI Small Business Development Center Receives Accreditation

America’s Small Business Development Center Network re-accredited the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center, (VI-SBDC) this spring, thereby affirming the center’s viability in assisting new and existing entrepreneurs in the territory.

WAPA to Modify Disconnection Time for Delinquent Electrical Accounts

In the ongoing effort by the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) to fully implement various components of its Automated Metering Infrastructure or AMI System, it will modify the way it disconnects delinquent electrical accounts. Beginning Tuesday, July 5, delinquent accounts will be disconnected at 6:30 a.m.

Seaborne Expands Seaplane Schedule Between St. Croix and St. Thomas

Seaborne Airlines has announced an expansion of Seaplane flights between the Seaplane bases at St. Croix and St. Thomas. Customers and packages will be able to fly as early as 6:40 a.m. from St. Croix to St. Thomas and as late as 6 p.m. from St. Thomas to St. Croix.

V.I. Insurance Association Elects New Officers, Board Members

At its most recent meeting held on May 26, the Virgin Islands Insurance Association (VIIA) elected the following members to serve a term of office for the next two years.

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