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VIEDA Supports Local Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday

As the 2022 holiday season kicks into high gear, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority joins the nationwide effort to inspire communities to shop locally at small businesses on Small Business Saturday — Nov. 26. — one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

USVI Supports its Local Businesses with Digital Tourism Tools

In-person workshops on Dec. 6 and 7, and remote training workshops will support online presence on Google and VisitUSVI.com.

USVI’s Strong Hotel Recovery Is Highlight of Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte shared last week at the annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in the Dominican Republic.

Charter Season Kicks Off at USVI Charter Yacht Show at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas

Nearly 70 yachts, both power and sail, with uniquely qualified professional crews, were on show to over 160 brokers from over 100 charter businesses in the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe, which market the territory’s customized boutique marine vacations.

Alpine Securities Donates Hundreds of Holiday Turkeys and Hams to First Responders

Alpine started this tradition in 2011 of giving complementary turkeys or hams to thank all those who serve the community as members of the V.I. Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Technicians and other first responders.

St. Croix Ranked No. 11 As Best Place to Travel Globally in 2023 by ‘Travel Lemming’

The article praises St. Croix’s “stunning topography, calling it a “far-off destination” that “emits a rustic and multicultural lifestyle unlike any other.”

Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine Features Commissioner Boschulte

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte is on the cover of the November/December 2022 issue of Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine along with a two-page feature describing his leadership navigating a successful and profitable path through the rocky straits of COVID-19.

USVI Wins Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Caribbean Cruise Destination

The U.S. Virgin Islands continues to be the marquee destination in the Western Caribbean with multiple repeat cruisers and many choosing to return as overnight guests.

WAPA’s Governing Board Meeting Yields Positive Developments

The Water and Power Authority’s (WAPA) Governing Board (Board) met last week to highlight positive strides made over the last month in the pursuit of renewable energy partnerships as well as to request time extensions to projects that are underway.

CFVI Awards $50,000 in Popular VI Community Fund Grants to 5 USVI Nonprofits

Grants of $10,000 each went to five USVI nonprofit organizations that provide direct services in one or more of the grant’s focus areas, such as youth programs, entrepreneurship and/or environmental protection.

Viya Employees Donate $10,000 to Cancer Support VI’s Pinktober Campaign

Through its Pinktober events, CSVI celebrates women's health, promotes cancer awareness and honors breast cancer fighters and survivors.

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas for November 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.

MBW Cafe and Bakery Products Now Sold at Cyril E. King Airport’s Island Grind VI

Island Grind VI opened its St. Thomas Airport location in March and is proud to showcase the talent of local chefs and restaurants while providing tasty, healthy food (including vegan options) to locals and tourists taking off from Cyril E. King Airport.

WAPA Optimistic About Renewable Energy Progress With Recent QF Approvals

Progressive steps towards increased renewable energy adoption in the territory occurred this week when the V.I. Public Services Commission (PSC) approved two solar power companies

DLCA Encourages People to Do Business With Licensed Establishments and Persons

The Board of Contractors, Trades and Crafts cannot assist you if you hire an unlicensed establishment or person to perform work.

WAPA Chooses Shanell Petersen as New Director of Corporate Communications

Petersen is a native Virgin Islander, born and raised on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

VI SBDC State Director Decides to Leave

Director Ted J. Gutierrez has accepted a new position with the Missouri SBDC/PTAC network and said the move is a result of the hardship his family endured during the recent pandemic.

40th Caribbean Travel Marketplace Gets Off to Great Start in Puerto Rico

More than 700 delegates have attended this year’s Marketplace, with representation from about 25 buyer countries.

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas for October 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.

VI SBDC Selects 2022 Small Business Innovation Grants Recipients

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) congratulates the 336 recipients of the 2022 Small Business Innovation Grant.
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