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STX Foundation, Non-Profit Partners to Host 3rd Engage VI Virtual Town Hall

The Town Hall is themed “Reimagine St. Croix: A Vision for Healthy People, Thriving Economies, and A Sustainable Environment.”

Gittens Leads Delegation Focusing on Diversification, Expansion of Transportation Industry

The senator said this week’s trip was the result of “very exhilarating discussions” with global industry leaders that he initiated in January.

Governor Joins Legislative Delegation to Florida Led by Senator Gittens

He will accompany the delegation of VI legislators for a series of meetings with transportation and shipping companies located in Florida.

Hotel and Tourism Association Awards Lorette Resch Scholarship to Omaira Rachid

Omaira Rachid, a senior at UVI, is a third time recipient of the scholarship, awarded by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association’s Education and Training Committee.

Labor Holds Rapid Response Event for Workers Affected by Limetree Bay Lay-offs

The V.I. Department of Labor’s goal is to administer a system of effective programs and services designed to develop, protect and maintain a viable workforce.

CHTA Education Foundation and Les Roches Launch Professional Development Program

The program builds on the two organizations’ existing partnership, which began in 2019, and is designed to accelerate the trajectory of participants’ hospitality careers.

RTPark Launches Two New Workforce Development Initiatives

RTPark launched Virgin Islands STEM Talent Archive (VISTA+) and the Pre-Accelerator programs under its workforce development and entrepreneurship initiatives in an effort to support the territory’s goal to develop a more resilient economy.

Insurance Association Advises Reviewing Policies at Start of Hurricane Season

Sandra Harty, president of the Virgin Islands Insurance Association (VIIA) advises people not to wait until the peak of the 2021 season to review their insurance policies.

DPNR to Hold Annual Commercial Fisher Registration, July 12-16

All commercial fishers are strongly encouraged to register during this period in their respective districts.

Airline Executives Express Strong Confidence in USVI; Boschulte Has Successful Airline Talks

USVI's management of the COVID-19 crisis along with savvy marketing tactics are being credited for the confidence airlines have placed in increasing service to St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Bryan Applauds Lease Agreements Between VIPA, Tropical and Crowley Shipping Companies

In exchange for a new long-term lease agreement with VIPA, the shipping companies have agreed to make significant investments to help cover the required local matching funds for grants to overhaul port infrastructure.

Plaskett and Carl Introduce Broadband Internet for Small Ports Act

“This bipartisan legislation will increase internet service in rural coastal communities nationwide,” said Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett.

DLCA Now Issuing Short-Term Rental Business Licenses for Lodging Less Than 90 Days

A short-term rental is an establishment primarily engaged in providing accommodations for less than 90 days tourist/vacation rentals in private homes, condominiums or villas.

Viya Announces FUSC Charge to Decrease July 1

Viya’s telephone, wireless and long-distance customers will notice a decrease in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) on July 1.

Plaskett Makes Statement on Limetree Refinery’s Plans to Suspend Operations

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the announcement of Limetree Bay Refinery to suspend plans to restart refinery operations and the implications of this action.

WAPA Board Greenlights Tree Trimming Services, Linemen Training

Interim Executive Director Noel Hodge updated board members on some preliminary findings into the cause of the district-wide service interruption June 17 into June 18.

Roach Issues ‘Cease and Desist Orders’ to Businesses Operating Non-Bank ATMs Without Licenses

An application which requires specific information relevant to the ATM service and an annual licensure fee must be paid to operate a non-bank ATM.

Secretary of Agriculture Declaration Makes SBA Economic Disaster Loans Available

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.

Eastern Caribbean Heads Express Solidarity With USVI on Safe Restart of Cruise Tourism

In a letter, Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica and chairman of the OECS, expressed the subregional group’s deep appreciation to Gov. Bryan for writing to Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Labor Department Reminds Employers of Requirement to Report Job Vacancies

This legislation provides employers access to the largest pool of job seekers in the territory.





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The Source had the opportunity Tuesday to sit down with V.I. Police Commissioner nominee Ray Martinez and talk about his more immediate goals, solutions for some of the department’s challenges and how he sees his first 100 days in office shaping up.

For the full article and #sourceinterview visit: stthomassource.com/content/2021/07/28/qa-with-ray-source-sits-down-with-vipds-commissioner-nominee/
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