Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:12 pm Last modified: 10:32 pm

St. Croix business

Business Community Optimistic About USVI Recovery and Government Response

Cruise lines are anxious to resume visits to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp told members of the business community at a Tuesday meeting on St. Thomas.
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IRS Announces Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Maria in U.S. Virgin Islands

Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16 in parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Cruzan Rum Distillery Donates $500,000 to Fund for Hurricane Relief and Recovery

The company has supported past relief efforts in the region and is working closely with government and community providers to identify priorities and direct resources for immediate needs as well as long-term recovery efforts.
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St. Croix Emergency Operations Center: Free WiFi Access Available on St. Thomas and St. John

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) and Viya are currently providing free WiFi access to the St. Thomas and St. John communities at the following locations.
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Banks Open Some Branches, ATMs on St. Thomas

Two Banco Popular branches and ATMs are open for part of the day on St. Thomas. Certain Scotiabanks and Firstbanks have also opened.
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Office of Lieutenant Governor Ready to Assist Consumers With Insurance Matters

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Lt. Gov. Potter has announced the Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation will be offering consumer assistance for insurance matters.
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AT&T Pledges Additional $1.4 Million to Hurricane Relief With New Matching Donation

AT&T will match each dollar donated to Team Rubicon through the text-to-donate program, no matter which wireless carrier a person uses, up to $1 million.
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What’s Happening With Viya Telephone and Internet

Viya reports the Customer Experience Center on St. Croix is now open. Viya’s Customer Experience Centers on St. Thomas and St. John are closed until further notice.
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Damage in Cruz Bay, St. John. (David Knight Jr. photo)

Update on U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Property Is Released

The following is an update on many of the hotels on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.
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SBA to Help St. Thomas-St. John Recover from Hurricane Irma

“The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans." -- US-SBA
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