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CTO and Partners to Host Virtual Forum in Honor of World Tourism Day 2023

The event will take place from 9-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, exploring the theme “Investing in People, Planet and Prosperity” designated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

VIEDA, VIEDC Governing Board Decision Meeting Set for September 27

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) has announced that a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDA and the V.I. Economic Development Commission will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

The Fifty Best Awards Mutiny Island Vodka the Double-Gold Medal, Best Domestic Vodka

Mutiny Island Vodka is now available in 24 states in the continental U.S., 15 Caribbean islands, the United Kingdom, and it is featured in American Airline lounges, Applebee’s Franchisee Groups, and Red Bull Cocktail Ideation.

Hollywood Comes to USVI; Cane Bay Film Industry Workforce Training Program Now Taking Applications

Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz, international award-winning filmmaker has announced the launch of the Cane Bay Films LLC Film Industry Workforce Training Program™©. It has partnered with the USVI Government.

iPhone Series 15 Now Available for Pre-order at Liberty Mobile

Liberty now offers iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus with a gorgeous new durable, aluminum and color-infused back glass design with the Dynamic Island, a 48MP Main camera with 2x Telephoto option, A16 Bionic chip, super-fast 5G and USB-C.

USVI to Start Industry Training Program With Oaksterdam Cannabis Business Webinar

The Office of the Governor has approved a special program for Virgin Islanders to enroll in Oaksterdam Cannabis Business Programs at a deep discount. Join a special webinar at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, to learn more about this opportunity. Classes begin on Sept. 25.

Roach Reminds Property Owners of Availability of Payment Plans to Address Delinquent Taxes

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. reminds the public that the grace period for the payment of 2023 property taxes has expired. Property owners are urged to start an installment payment plan if unable to pay all delinquencies.

USVI Kicks-Off New York Jets Partnership With Carnival Themed Tailgate Activation

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism officially kicked off the multi-year partnership with the New York Jets with a Caribbean Carnival-themed tailgate party at the Monday Night Football game on Sept. 11.

Ocean Point Terminals Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Ocean Point maintains a strong commitment to education, and this funding is allotted annually to support scholarship recipients in their pursuit of a degree at an accredited U.S. college, university or technical/vocation college.

Kopkos Donate Equipment for District Physical Education and Marine Biology

The V.I. Department of Education (VIDE) extends gratitude to Fred and Mary Kopko of Caribbean Rose Inc. for their contributions to the St. Thomas-St. John District. The company has provided generous donations to assist various academic and athletic programs in the district. 

WAPA Warns Customers About Unsolicited Calls or Messages Claiming Prizes

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA or Authority) informs customers that under no circumstances does the Authority share its customer information with third parties.

CTO’s New Secretary-General Shares Vision for Regional Tourism

Dona Regis-Prosper, the new Secretary-General and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), presented some of her initial plans for leading the intergovernmental body that serves as the tourism development agency for 25 Caribbean countries and territories.

Cruise Ship Schedule for September 2023 (Sept. 12/13 Changes)

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

USVI Tourism Launches New Partnership With Chicago Cubs

The partnership creates an unparalleled opportunity for the U.S. Virgin Islands to reach deep into the Midwest market and connect with a broad range of potential travelers.

USVI to Host Premier Caribbean Hospitality Conference in November

The U.S. Virgin Islands will host location of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit from Nov. 12-14 at the new Westin Beach Resort & Spa. The conference will bring together over 300 regional and international attendees.

WAPA Supports Resilience at Disaster Preparedness Expo for Vulnerable Community Members

The expo brought government agencies and the business community together to discuss disaster preparedness with seniors and individuals living with disabilities in a comprehensive and inclusive manner.

VIEDA Initiative to Focus on Attracting Investment in Vision 2040 Industries, South Shore Trade Zone

As part of ongoing efforts to implement Vision 2040, the territory’s 20-year economic development strategy and action plan, the V.I. Economic Development Authority has launched a global marketing campaign to attract new investment to the USVI in the target industry sectors.

Popular Consolidates Branches in Charlotte Amalie

Popular Bank has announced the consolidation of the Hibiscus Alley branch with the Main Office branch, located at the Valentino I. McBean Regional Banking Center, effective Aug. 31.

VIEDA Public Hearing and Governing Board Decision Meeting Set for August 29

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications. *Registration is required to participate in the board meeting.

USVI Department of Tourism Wins Brand USA Video Storytelling Awards ‘Venturing Out: St. Croix’

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, led by Commissioner Joseph Boschulte and Assistant Commissioner Alani Henneman, attended the 2023 Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) in Savannah, Ga.



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