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IAA/McDonald’s Schedule MLK Jr. Boys and Girls Memorial Basketball Tournament

Teams from St. Thomas, St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands will participate in back to back games throughout the holiday weekend (Jan. 17-20).

New SBA Administrator Pledges More Opportunities for Women, Underserved, Vets

Jovita Carranza now serves as the 26th administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She will lead the only federal agency exclusively dedicated to assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Barrels of rum aging in the Cruzan warehouse represent future revenues for the territory.

Interior Sends $4.4 Million Payment to USVI for Adjustment to FY 2019 Rum Excise...

This amount represents an adjustment owed to the USVI government based on actual certified rum excise tax collections and the remaining amount owed to the territory after an initial advance payment for the 2019 fiscal year.

VIPA Announces Additional Changes to Cruise Ship Schedules

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has received changes to its cruise schedules for the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas and the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

SBA Extends Comment Period for Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (US-SBA) is extending the comment period an additional 21 days for the proposed rule in the Federal Register to consolidate SBA’s Mentor Protégé Programs.
Carnival Glory will dock in Frederiksted Tuesday. (Photo provided by Carnival Cruise Line)

Changes to Cruise Ship Schedules Given for St. Croix, St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Port Authority has announced that St. Croix will receive an additional cruise call on Jan. 22. Also, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Serenade of the Seas has rescheduled its call to the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas next week.

FEMA Awards WAPA $19 Million to Manage Recovery Projects

These funds will support WAPA in its efforts to finance upcoming management activities and reimbursement for costs associated with recovery projects initiated to reconstruct after the damages caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
Customers at 840STX can buy a CBD infused drink, or purchase the oil and infuse the drink themselves.

DLCA to Host Hemp/CBD Town Hall Meetings on Each Island

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs will be hosting a tri-island town hall meeting to educate the public and business community on the DLCA’s current role in the hemp/CBD industry.

CPCB Offers Grant Writing and Financial Management Training

A Grant Writing and Financial Management Training Event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on St. Croix (Jan. 21 and 22) and on St. Thomas (Jan. 23 and 24).

Oriental Completes Acquisition of Scotiabank’s Operations in PR and USVI

Upon opening in the former Scotiabank locations on St. Thomas and St. Croix, Oriental will continue to use certain Scotiabank technology platforms and services for a transitional period following the closing.

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