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Saturday, July 31, 2021


Liberty Mobile Updates Construction Work on St. Thomas and St. Croix for Aug. 2-7

The work is part of the company’s ongoing improvements of the territory’s network to give it more resiliency, redundancy and improved performance. It will continue providing residents weekly updates on the construction work progress.

Oriol Reminds Building Community of Importance of the Permit Process

“Besides being the law, acquiring building permits is the most significant step in any kind of construction project."

WAPA Elects VIEO Director Kyle Fleming As New Governing Board Chairman

The election of officers was one of several actions taken Thursday by board members meeting via Zoom.

Applications Open for 3rd Cohort of ‘Accelerate VI,’ a USVI-Based Tech Startup Accelerator

Applications are now open for the 2021 cohort of Accelerate VI, a startup accelerator that supports the growth of the local tech ecosystem by helping tech entrepreneurs scale their businesses in the USVI.

Gittens Leads Delegation Focusing on Diversification, Expansion of Transportation Industry

The senator said this week’s trip was the result of “very exhilarating discussions” with global industry leaders that he initiated in January.

Governor Joins Legislative Delegation to Florida Led by Senator Gittens

He will accompany the delegation of VI legislators for a series of meetings with transportation and shipping companies located in Florida.

Hotel and Tourism Association Awards Lorette Resch Scholarship to Omaira Rachid

Omaira Rachid, a senior at UVI, is a third time recipient of the scholarship, awarded by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association’s Education and Training Committee.

Labor Holds Rapid Response Event for Workers Affected by Limetree Bay Lay-offs

The V.I. Department of Labor’s goal is to administer a system of effective programs and services designed to develop, protect and maintain a viable workforce.

CHTA Education Foundation and Les Roches Launch Professional Development Program

The program builds on the two organizations’ existing partnership, which began in 2019, and is designed to accelerate the trajectory of participants’ hospitality careers.

Consumer Justice Group to Hold Virtual Meeting on WAPA LEAC Increase

The Virgin Islands Alliance for Consumer Justice will host a virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 via its Facebook page to discuss the recent decision by the PSC to grant WAPA a LEAC rate increase.

RTPark Launches Two New Workforce Development Initiatives

RTPark launched Virgin Islands STEM Talent Archive (VISTA+) and the Pre-Accelerator programs under its workforce development and entrepreneurship initiatives in an effort to support the territory’s goal to develop a more resilient economy.

Insurance Association Advises Reviewing Policies at Start of Hurricane Season

Sandra Harty, president of the Virgin Islands Insurance Association (VIIA) advises people not to wait until the peak of the 2021 season to review their insurance policies.

DPNR to Hold Annual Commercial Fisher Registration, July 12-16

All commercial fishers are strongly encouraged to register during this period in their respective districts.

Airline Executives Express Strong Confidence in USVI; Boschulte Has Successful Airline Talks

USVI's management of the COVID-19 crisis along with savvy marketing tactics are being credited for the confidence airlines have placed in increasing service to St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Lebanese Cuisine Pop-Up Event to be Hosted By 81C

81C will host an artisan Lebanese cuisine pop-up event on Friday, July 16 at its location in historic downtown Charlotte Amalie.

Bryan Applauds Lease Agreements Between VIPA, Tropical and Crowley Shipping Companies

In exchange for a new long-term lease agreement with VIPA, the shipping companies have agreed to make significant investments to help cover the required local matching funds for grants to overhaul port infrastructure.

Plaskett and Carl Introduce Broadband Internet for Small Ports Act

“This bipartisan legislation will increase internet service in rural coastal communities nationwide,” said Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett.

DLCA Now Issuing Short-Term Rental Business Licenses for Lodging Less Than 90 Days

A short-term rental is an establishment primarily engaged in providing accommodations for less than 90 days tourist/vacation rentals in private homes, condominiums or villas.

Viya Announces FUSC Charge to Decrease July 1

Viya’s telephone, wireless and long-distance customers will notice a decrease in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) on July 1.

Plaskett Makes Statement on Limetree Refinery’s Plans to Suspend Operations

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the announcement of Limetree Bay Refinery to suspend plans to restart refinery operations and the implications of this action.





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