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Airbnb Ranks St. Thomas No. 1 Destination in Caribbean

St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year.
Members of the St. Thomas St. John Youth Scholastic Chess Club join officials of APR Energy and the V.I. Water and Power Authority during a check presentation ceremony Saturday at the Charlotte Amalie High School.

APR Energy Donation Will Send Chess Players to Tourney

APR Energy donated $15,620 to the enable 16 students and six chaperones from the St. Thomas-St. John Youth Scholastic Chess Club to attend a championship event this December.
Alexandra Verdiales (AT&T photo)

AT&T Names New Regional Vice President

AT&T has named Alexandra Verdiales regional vice president of external and legislative affairs for AT&T USVI and Puerto Rico.

U.S.V.I. Economic Development Authority to Receive Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award

USVIEDA will be awarded the 2018 Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award this week by Florida's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center.
DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington tells Senate Finance Committee about the challenges his agency faces in the wake of last season's hurricanes.

DLCA to Conduct Business Amnesty Day for Food and Gas Retailers

Retailers who have not submitted pricelists throughout the 2018 hurricane study, which began June 1, 2018, will be able to submit all lists.

New Viya Picks Geraldine Pitt for New CEO

Pitt has served in the Caribbean as the top regional executive for two international telecom companies, and she brings years of experience developing strategy, managing large teams, running day-to-day business operations and delivering an exceptional customer experience.

WAPA Issuing 60-Day Bills in October, Plans to Resume 30-Day Billing in November

Chief Financial Officer Debra E. Gottlieb said, “Beginning in November, WAPA anticipates returning to a normal billing cycle, issuing a bill approximately every 30 days for a 30-day service period.”

SBA Graduates Nine V.I. Companies From Emerging Leaders Training Series

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has graduated nine companies from its Emerging Leaders program in the U.S. Virgin Islands, completing the second cycle of the training series offered to small business entrepreneurs in the territory.

AT&T Contributes $5,000 for Museum’s Move to New Location

Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, the nonprofit was forced to find a new location. The museum has been temporarily closed while it moves into its new, more prominent space in the Buccaneer Mall on Havensight Point in Charlotte Amalie.
Limetree Bay Terminal, with storage tank farm to the right. (File photo)

Limetree Bay Gulf Oil Announces Pricing for October 22-28

Limetree Bay Gulf Oil will give the new price, old price and percent change each week.

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