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WAPA Reschedules Maintenance of Its Electronic Payment Systems

WAPA has rescheduled a system maintenance to begin at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept.30, due to Hurricane Ian’s impact on the authority’s IT vendor located in Florida. 

VI SBDC Selects 2022 Small Business Innovation Grants Recipients

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) congratulates the 336 recipients of the 2022 Small Business Innovation Grant.

On World Tourism Day, CHTA Reflects on Future of Caribbean Tourism

CHTA is reflecting on the significant contribution tourism has made to the socioeconomic development of the Caribbean, while focusing on the challenges and opportunities the industry presents for the future.

Veteran Marketing Professional Calls for Creative Tourism Approach

“Rethinking Tourism,” is a clarion call for the private sector to focus on “dynamism and unbridled creativity” to ensure a strong, sustainable future for tourism.

Women Striving for Success Re-Launches After Two-Year Hiatus

Women Striving for Success will continue to provide a forum for the women in USVI communities to network and advance personally and professionally.

DLCA Releases a Notice of Public Meetings for Offices of Boards and Commissions

In accordance with the Government Sunshine Act, the Department Licensing and Consumer Affairs, Office of Boards and Commissions is notifying the public of the following upcoming board meetings that are open to the public

Caribbean Economist Wants Action on Tourism Competitiveness

Speaking on the sidelines of IATA Caribbean Aviation Day in the Cayman Islands this week, Trinidadian economist Marla Dukharan said that price competitiveness is a challenge

SBA Names VIEDA’s Enterprise Zone Commission 2022 State Trade Expansion Program Awardee

The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC) has been awarded $168,200 to support small business export growth in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

SBA, USDA and FDIC Join to Provide Business, Communities With Economic Expertise

The no-cost series features experts in the lending industry, federal government, community partners and stakeholders. The series is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the Great Hall on Albert A. Sheen Campus

Alpine Securities USVI Provides $7,500 Match for Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch Campaign

The Virgin Islands Justice Initiative is hosting the inaugural Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Magens Bay.

New iPhone 14, Apple Watch and AirPods Pro Products Available for Pre-order at Liberty

New and existing customers can upgrade to the new iPhone on the house while combined customers can have more value with free activation and doubled fixed internet speeds.

Cory Baker of Barefoot Buddha Restaurant Wins 2nd Place at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Chef Cory Baker of Barefoot Buddha Restaurant won "Media Best in Show" at the 20th National Buffalo Wing Festival held at over the Labor Day weekend in Buffalo, NY.

Popular Bank Launches New Way to Apply for Business Loans

The platform includes an innovative, secure system designed to allow customers to manage their applications online at any time, simplifying the process.

Merchants Commercial Bank Names Valdamier Collens President

He offers more than 30 years of providing leadership and sustainable changes in processes, systems, fiscal management, auditing, compliance monitoring, and information technology in the private and public sectors.

Governor Congratulates Recipients of Competitive Innovation Grants

 Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. offered his congratulations to the winning recipients of the $50,000 “Innovation” grants, which he funded through the VI SBDC to be awarded to local businesses with fewer than 100 employees to help them grow their businesses and strengthen the territory’s economy.

Department of Tourism Seeking Hospitality Greeters and Entertainers

The V.I. Department of Tourism is seeking hospitality greeters and entertainers to welcome and assist visitors to the territory and provide helpful information at the territory’s ports and places of interest.

Congresswoman Releases Statement on Rum Cover-Over Tax Advance Payment, GERS Concerns

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has approved the payment of approximately $226,165,037 to the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and $70,398,471 to Guam.

Puerto Rico Achieves Milestone in Accommodations Revenue

Puerto Rico tourism continues to register remarkable results, with the accommodations industry generating US$1 billion during the first seven months of 2022

Officials From Royal Caribbean Group and VIPA Hold Meetings on Increase in Cruise Visitors

The group met to prepare for an increase in cruise visitors to Frederiksted, St. Croix, starting in November 2022. 

DLCA Online Website Is Now Tri-lingual; El Sitio Web de DLCA Online Ahora Es Trilingue; Le Site Web en Ligne de DLCA Est Maintenant Trilingue

Customers may apply for a new business license, renew their business license or file a consumer complaint by selecting “translate” at the top right-hand corner of the page then choosing either English, Spanish or French
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