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Business

SBA Kicks Off First Emerging Leaders Training Series in Virgin Islands

The U. S. Small Business Administration has kicked-off the first Emerging Leaders Training Series in the V.I., and it has announced the companies selected to participate in the Class of 2017.
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UVI Student Entrepreneurs Win $60,000 in 5th Annual 13D Competition

The 13D Competition is designed to eliminate the obstacle of financing for UVI student entrepreneurs who have developed potentially profitable businesses but have no access to start-up capital.
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USVI Hotel & Tourism Association Partners With Morris Caribbean Publications to Use Digital Marketing

Beginning May 1, Morris Caribbean Publications will host and manage the USVIHTA consumer and member Web sites as well as its social media presence and targeted digital marketing.
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BIR to Hold Workshop for Timeshare Owners on New Environmental, Infrastructure Impact Fee

The V.I, Bureau of Internal Revenue informs all timeshare owners and timeshare plan managers that a new environmental/infrastructure impact fee will be imposed in the territory.
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SBA Loans to USVI Small Businesses Increase in First Six Months of 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved $4.9 million in loans to Virgin Islands small businesses during the first six months of fiscal year 2017.
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Innovative Merges With Choice Wireless to Form Viya

Innovative and Choice Wireless, the largest telecommunications provider in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is entering a new era with a new brand: Viya.
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WICO Names Clifford F. Graham to Be New CEO

West Indian Company Ltd. has announced that Clifford F. Graham will assume the position of president and CEO on Monday, May 1.
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Carnival Cruise Line Honors Cruise Ship Excursions With “Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator” Award

Carnival Cruise Line has given Cruise Ship Excursions the prestigious “Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator” for demonstrating best ratings, customer service, best performance, and most creative and unique shore excursions.
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New Sea Lions, Freddie and Rose, Arrive at Coral World Ocean Park

Freddie, a 620 lbs., 6-year-old male, and Rose, a petite 250 lbs., 14-year-old female, traveled on their own private charter plane to St. Thomas.
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VIEDA, DPNR Seeking to Help Small Local Manufacturers

The U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority and V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources are partnering in an effort to assist local, small manufacturers in securing locations for their business.
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