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Business

FirstBank Joins Salvation Army for Back-to-School Supply Drive

With financial support from FirstBank, the Salvation Army equipped 400 students with backpacks filled with pencils, pencil cases, composition notebooks, erasers, rulers, scissors and other essentials.
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For Tenth Year, Employees at Ritz-Carlton Donate Backpacks for Success

The luxury resort’s partnership with the Department of Human Services Foster Care Division oversees the donation of more than 60 backpacks filled with pencils, rulers, folders, binders and other back-to-school essentials to students in foster care.
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SBA Launches New HUBZone Maps to Give Small Business Owners Easier Access to Contracting Opportunities

According to SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, this is the first step in the modernization effort of SBA’s federal contracting programs. SBA has partnered with the U.S. Digital Service to streamline and enhance online services for small businesses.
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Cancels Five Ship Calls Due to Mechanical Issues

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) has notified the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) that mechanical issues with its MS Allure of the Seas cruise ship has forced itinerary changes.
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Business View Magazine Highlights viNGN Progress in USVI

The featured article highlighted viNGN’s work as a wholesale broadband Internet bandwidth provider that supplies bandwidth to the territory’s local Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
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Ferry Partners Expand Service to Blyden Terminal

Service is between St. John’s Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay and the Edward Wilmot Blyden IV Marine Facility in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
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Scotiabank Presents Check to Virgin Islands for Veterans Inc.

The veterans’ organization is a veteran operated and organized non-profit public charity that was developed by veterans for service members, fellow veterans and their family members.
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Limetree Bay Terminals Awards Scholarships to 17 H.S. Graduates

Each recipient was selected based on scholastic records and financial need compared to other applicants.
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Five Students Graduate From EntrepreNow Summer Program

The U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) has announced that five students graduated this week from a six-week summer program designed to encourage the territory's youth to think about becoming entrepreneurs.
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USVIHTA Recognizes Students at Summer Employment Awards Ceremony

The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association (USVIHTA) recognized 35 students for their dedication to tourism and hospitality during a ceremony and luncheon.
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