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Secret Harbour Beach Resort Wins Tripadvisor 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award

Secret Harbour Beach Resort, a full-amenity condominium property for families and couples, announced that it has been rated in the top 10% of hotels in the world.

Bureau of Internal Revenue Extends Penalty Waiver Program to May 31

This program applies to both corporate and individual income taxes and gross receipts taxes.

CHTA Education Foundation, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education Offer Professional Development Program

Sponsored by Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program and by the Les Roches Global Hospitality Education Initiative, the program targets Caribbean hospitality employees on the management track.

SBA Launches T.H.R.I.V.E. Training for Small Business Leaders

Over a six-month period, SBA’s T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined provides complimentary entrepreneurship education/ training for executives of high-performing small businesses.

DLCA Fuel Price Survey and Rack Rate Prices as of May 12

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs notifies the public of its latest territory-wide fuel price survey findings that were conducted on Thursday, May 12, and, rack rate prices effective Monday, May 16.

J. Benton Construction Completes National Construction Safety Week

J. Benton Construction LLC, a construction leader in the U.S. Virgin Islands, has successfully participated in the 9th Annual 2022 National Construction Safety Week. Dedicated to creating a safety culture among all staff, J. Benton Construction jobsite superintendents on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John implemented daily worksite...

CHTA Calls for Region to Prepare Now for Projected Growth in Employment Opportunities

Tourism’s rebound is creating new jobs; the Caribbean is poised to be the fastest growing industry regionally and globally.

Professional Pilot Magazine Readers Award Top Honors to Standard Aviation St. Thomas

This prestigious honor is awarded annually by voters in the Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey. With 10.00 being a perfect score, Standard Aviation received an average rating of 9.52.

VIEDA, DPNR Launch USVI CARES Act Fisheries Assistance Program

Eligible USVI fishery participants can apply for federal funding for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Messages of Positivity and Progress Resonate at USVIHTA Annual General Meeting

The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association’s members came together at the annual general meeting to honor 40 years of serving the USVI tourism and hospitality community as of 2021.

Bohlke Ranks in Top 5 Best Caribbean FBO List

This recognition comes as Bohlke is working to complete a brand new modern FBO facility to serve the private and military aviation needs of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

SBA Gives Oriental Bank Award as USVI/PR 2022 Lender of the Year

The award is given to the lender who made the most use of the SBA funds and guaranteed programs.

SBA-USVI/PR and STX Chamber of Commerce Renew Strategic Alliance

The Small Business Administration Puerto Rico/ U.S. Virgin Islands District Office and the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce renewed their strategic alliance memorandum to ensure that small business owners/entrepreneurs from the area’s main islands and surrounding area are able to take part in federal opportunities to enhance revenues, operations and expansion.

MSC Cruises’ Newest Hi-tech Ship Makes Inaugural Call on St. Thomas

MSC Seashore will undergo a day-long U.S. Coast Guard inspection while in port, prompting WICO to delay the traditional welcome ceremony until the ship’s return on Tuesday, May 17.

Governor Announces Grant Funding to Assist Small Businesses

The grant will award up to $50,000 to eligible locally registered and licensed businesses with less than 100 employees operating in the territory for assistance with anything to make their business more resilient and innovative.  

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas for May 2022

These are the ships that will be calling on St. Thomas docks at the West Indian Co. (WICO) Dock in Havensight, unless otherwise indicated.

Mutiny Island Vodka Awarded Gold Medal at 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

“We brought home the gold!” exclaimed Todd Manley, co-founder of Mutiny Island Vodka, the world’s first vodka distilled from breadfruit.

DOL Launches ‘I Am The Future’ Campaign at Impactful Youth Town Hall

The distinguished panelists encouraged youth to engage in all available opportunities to shape their future, whether it be through furthering their education or engaging in a specific trade and working after high school graduation.

Plaskett Issues Statement on Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable Held in Barbados

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable co-hosted by Chairwoman Maxine Waters of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Honorable Mia Amor Mottley QC MP, prime minister of Barbados.

CHTA Teams Up With Hospitality Finance and Technology Association

Vanessa Ledesma, acting CEO and director general of CHTA, said, “This is such a great fit for CHTA,” she said, adding that more of the Caribbean can now be on the cutting-edge when it comes to implementing solutions to pressing challenges.




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