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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Women Business Owners Complete Three Queens Ventures Business Program

Throughout the four-month program, the women obtained weekly curriculum sessions led by industry experts, a new e-commerce website or improvements to an existing one and seed funding for their business.

UVI to Open Only Procurement Technical Assistance Center at an HBCU

Small businesses in the Virgin Islands will benefit from a full range of services and resources provided by the new Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

USVI Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Italian Travelers

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner meets tour operators, media and global airline executives in Milan.

A Fully Vaccinated Event, the USVI Charter Yacht Show Is Set for November 7-10

With much of the show converted last year into virtual forums, this year with attendees being vaccinated, organizers are pleased to return to hosting in-person networking events.

Human Services Thanks The Market for Its Community Partnership

The Market has donated 235 cases of water to be used for the Emergency Service Function (ESF) 6 Mass Care efforts to be ready in the event of a disaster.

Boschulte Calls for Caribbean Cruise Collaboration at Seatrade Cruise Global

Speaking at the 35th edition of Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami last week, Commissioner Boschulte said it is important for travelers to feel safe at every destination they visit, and working with other destinations is essential to ensure that happens.

VISBDC Launches Mobile App in Apple and Google Play Stores

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center is proud to share another milestone in becoming more accessible to U.S. Virgin Islands Small Business owners and entrepreneurs.

VIEDA, USEDA and US-SBA to Host Surety Bonding Webinar for Entrepreneurs

“The VIEDA team and I continue to embrace partnerships that work in the best interest of our local small contractors, especially when it comes to bonding for construction projects,” said VIEDA CEO Wayne L. Biggs Jr.

Viya Partners With The Market for One Convenient Shopping Experience

At the kiosks customers can activate new service for all Viya services: mobile, cable TV, internet and landline. Express service will be the focus of the retail kiosk.

Local Data Company Launches 2021 COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

The 2021 survey focuses on the current economic challenges, labor needs, operational needs and future outlooks of organizations in the USVI.

Accelerate VI Awards $50,000 SBA Grant to Support Building Tech Entrepreneurship

The goal of the University of the Virgin Islands tech accelerator program, Accelerate VI, is to build a vibrant tech hub that promotes tech-based entrepreneurship in the Caribbean.

DPNR Lifts Commercial Fishing License Moratorium

Applications, limited by district for entry to the commercial fishery, will start being accepted at 8 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1.

Seven Seas Water Gives Back to the Community

Seven Seas Water has been busy making charitable donations to U.S. Virgin Islands organizations, including most recently to the V.I. Children's Museum on St. Thomas, Sing St. John, and Dancing Classrooms.

VIPA, Royal Caribbean Group Partner to Improve USVI Tourism Product

This partnership will enable growth to continue in this valued destination creating even more vacation memories that last a lifetime.

WAPA Linemen Begin Training to Sharpen Skills Towards Certification, Career Advancement

Linemen of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) on Monday began an intense training regimen aimed at sharpening the skills required for the performance of daily assignments associated with electrical grid maintenance and upkeep.

Leatherback Brewing Company Opens Its First Beer Made Using Solar Power

Sunshine and Rain Mango Double IPA is made at Leatherback’s now energy independent brewery on St. Thomas with mangoes harvested in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

CHTA Says Travel Advisories Don’t Present Full Picture; COVID-19 Protocols Are Protecting Tourists

A leading tourism executive says travel to the region is safe because of effective health safety measures and a continued commitment to protect employees and visitors.

Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Rate Change Effective October 1

Viya advises the public of the quarterly change in the universal service surcharge provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that affects carriers nationwide.

Viya Partners With American Red Cross for Disaster Preparedness

In addition to the cash donation, Viya presented the organization with 1,500 pieces of communication accessories, such as device chargers, solar chargers, and battery packs that are critical for preparedness.

V.I. Department of Tourism Credits Success to Public-Private Partnerships

The V.I. Department of Tourism and the VI Economic Development Authority promoted business opportunities at investment summit in Florida.





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