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VIHFA Executive Director Daryl Griffith testifies before the V.I. Senate. (Photo by Barry Leedam for the V.I. Legislature)

VIHFA Disburses $31 Million in Payments to FEMA STEP Contractors

The STEP program, which was implemented after hurricanes Irma and Maria, caused devastating destruction throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, has been plagued by funding delays, but it was successful in repairing over 6,500 homes in record time.

Caribbean Tourism’s ‘Pulse’ Remains Strong as 2020 Starts on Positive Note

Consensus, backed by data, was that the Caribbean on the whole continued its decade-long growth pattern, showing increases in stopover visitor arrivals, airlift and key hotel performance indicators.

DLCA Releases Latest Fuel Price Survey

Fuel Price Surveys were conducted on Feb. 14 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency.

DLCA Informs Public of Revised Market Basket Survey Results

The Market Basket Survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices, no matter the brand, on staple grocery items.

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Foundation Continue to Provide More Scholarships, Training

Building on the success of its 2019 training initiatives, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is planning to expand its hospitality training programs and scholarship support in the Caribbean this year.

Viya Payments Now Being Accepted at Credit Unions

Effective immediately, payments for all Viya services can be processed at the following Federal Credit Unions on St Thomas and St. Croix.

DLCA Implements Self-Reporting on Monthly Food Price Lists by Merchants

Wholesalers, supermarkets and retail establishments will be required to submit prices on specified basic food commodities offered for sale via electronic means on a bi-weekly basis.
Water and Power Authority on St. Croix.

WAPA to Adjust Operating Hours at Customer Service Offices Next Week

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is adjusting operating hours at its customer service office locations in both districts next week to allow staff participation in employee meetings.

Plessen Healthcare Pioneers Telemedicine in the Territory

An 18-month project has come to fruition at Plessen Healthcare where patients are now being seen weekly by a remote rheumatology specialist located at Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston, Mass.

Corporations and Trademarks to Offer Online Catalyst System Sessions

Sessions are open to existing and new business owners and service providers who assist businesses with filings to the Division.

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