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SBA Recognizes Local Restauranteur’s Commitment to V.I. Community

A ceremony will be held on St. Thomas at 4 p.m., May 24, at Tickles Dockside Pub so that local friends and patrons may honor Morrissette.
Labor Commissioner Catherine A. Hendry speaks at Government House Monday. (Jamie Leonard photo)

Labor Department Reminds Virgin Islanders of Increase in Minimum Wage to $10.50 on June...

Effective June 1, 2018, the minimum wage in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be increased to $10.50 per hour for all employees with the exception of tourist service and restaurant employees.

Viya’s Reminds Customers of Lifeline Recertification Dates

Viya reminds Lifeline customers they should be aware of their recertification date to ensure that they retain their current service and avoid disconnection.

Edgar Bengoa Resigns as Chairman of St. Croix Chamber of Commerce

Diane Butler will serve as interim chair until a formal vote is taken on a replacement for Bengoa at the Chamber’s next monthly board meeting

Coral World Participates in Rescue of Injured Green Sea Turtle

Coral World is the only approved Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility in the Virgin Islands. It has been conducting and funding turtle rehabilitation since it reopened in 1997 as part of its mission to educate, entertain and inspire appreciation for the Caribbean marine environment.

SBA Deadlines to Apply for Working Capital Loans Are in June

SBA representatives at the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help survivors complete their SBA application.
A view from the Virgin Islands National Park. (AMy Roberts photo)

V.I. National Park Tourism Benefits St. John With Over $61 Million

Tourism to Virgin Islands National Park creates $61,113,100 in economic benefits. A new NPS report shows visitor spending supports 563 jobs in the local economy of St. John.

SBA Approves $500+ Million Disaster Loans in USVI

SBA representatives can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions, and help survivors complete their SBA applications. These are the locations and hours of operation for the centers.

USVIEDA Open House Assists Enterprise Zone Residents and Local Businesses

During the four-hour Open House, USVIEDA staff members consistently engaged with visitors at the resource table by sharing valuable information about federal and local economic development programs.

U.S. Department of Labor Continues Hurricane Recovery-Related Outreach to U.S.V.I. on Wage Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) continues to investigate wage issues on St. Croix and St. Thomas and provide compliance assistance related to recovery efforts following hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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