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Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach announces the relaunch of a territorial Street Naming Initiative during a press conference on St. Thomas. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Roach Convenes Meeting of the Banking Board on Critical Financial Issues

The Banking Board entered orders regarding the use of cryptocurrency in the territory and accepted Firstbank’s report on actions taken to protect customers following a recent cybersecurity event.

Op-Ed: St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Opposes Online Gross Receipts Tax Bill

Bill before Senate would hamper access to goods and equipment and increase the cost of doing business in the territory by increasing taxes on out-of-territory businesses.

Frontier Airlines Set to Lift Off for St. Thomas in Early 2021

Starting in February 2021, Frontier will serve St. Thomas with flights twice a week from Orlando International Airport, Florida’s busiest airport based on the volume of passengers.

Crewed Charter Yacht Season Kicks Off at U.S. Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show

Nearly 60 multihulls, monohulls and motor yachts lined the docks at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande for the season-opening, USVI Charter Yacht Show, held Nov. 12 to 15.

SBA’s Vets Small Business Committees to Host Virtual Public Meetings Dec. 2 and 3

During the meeting, committee members from the Departments of Defense, Labor, Treasury and Veterans Affairs; the General Services Administration; the Office of Management and Budget; the North Carolina Military Business Center; the Student Veterans of America; and the American Legion will report on updates related to veteran business development.
WAPA Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer said he believes the string of recent power outages in the territory is over, and called the recent problems "unacceptable." (File photo)

WAPA Advises Customers of Reinstatement of Disconnection Policy for Delinquent Accounts

Approximately 12,500 past due accounts totaling $20.6 million are put on notice of the need to collect starting with the ongoing billing cycle.

Roach Encourages Consumers to Protect Credit Scores During Holiday Season

Soon, the Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation will conduct presentations on local radio and television shows to inform the public about steps a consumer can take to protect his or her credit score.

Coral Reef Academy Builds Sensory Room for Children

Time in the Sensory Lagoon helps children improve their visual, auditory and tactile processing, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

JetBlue Lands on St. Thomas With New Non-stop Routes From New York

On Saturday, Nov. 7, JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) launched new, non-stop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.

USVI Business Resource Hub Draws Interest and Support From Stakeholders

USVI Business Resource Hub, an online and mobile business resource powered by Startup Space, was recently introduced to U.S. Virgin Islands businesses and community stakeholders during its four-day launch.

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