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USVI Investor Forum Sparks High Interest in Prospective Investors

Business investment opportunities captured high interest among eight prospective investors at a U.S. Virgin Islands Investor Forum on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Government representatives and their public and private sector partners welcomed the prospective investors June 13-15.

V.I. Department of Tourism to Host Airbnb Town Halls

Attendees can learn how to leverage Airbnb’s booking platform, how to market their properties successfully as well as what their responsibilities and protections are as hosts.

ALERT: St. Croix Transfer Station, Anguilla Landfill Remain Closed as Fire Continues

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Virgin Islands Fire Service, Virgin Islands Port Authority, and the Authority’s contractor and personnel continue to work diligently to suppress the fire reported on June 23.
Lt. Gov.-elect Tregenza Roach. (File photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

V.I. Insurance Guaranty Association to Pay Real Legal Cost Holdback Claims

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq., in his capacity as the Commissioner of Insurance and Ancillary Receiver of Real Legacy Assurance Company, has ordered the Virgin Islands Insurance Guaranty Association to pay outstanding Real Legacy claims, including replacement cost holdback claims.

This Week’s Senate Calendar June 24-28

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

FAA Inspection Finds USVI’s Airports in Compliance

The FAA’s Title 14 Part 139 requirements outline the standards for certification of the approximately 550 U.S. airports with commercial passenger service.

Dental Associations, Administration Discuss Five-year Oral Health Care Plan at Summit

The U.S. Virgin Islands Dental Association (VIDA) this week partnered with the American Dental Association (ADA) to convene the U.S.V.I. Oral Health Care Summit, which featured Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and other elected officials to build upon existing oral health initiatives and address the territory’s oral health care needs.

USVI Promotes Its Special Carnival and Festivals Here and Abroad

The USVI Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched a vigorous summer campaign to market the islands' unique carnival and festivals.

Top Region II FEMA Officials Praise Bryan/Roach Hurricane Prep

FEMA official Tito Hernandez said the federal agency also is considering having FEMA permanently located in the territory as a result of the lessons learned from hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

ALERT: VIWMA Closes DIY Used Oil Centers

VIWMA advises the community of the closure and clean-up of the Do It Yourself Used Oil Center located at Anna’s Retreat and Estate Concordia (Concordia Bin Site). Used motor and cooking oil will no longer be accepted at these sites.

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