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Viya Says It Is Not Responsible for COVID-19 Test Kit Website Issues

The U.S. Postal Service is currently working on a resolution for the matter.

World Central Kitchen Names Nine V.I. Recipients of 4th Round of Grants

The funds will be used by program participants to finance capital improvements such as building chicken coops, upgrading food packing facilities, installing irrigation systems., and much more.

Gowrie Group Extends Health Insurance to Shore-based VIPCA Members

Gowrie’s insurance plan includes worldwide coverage, coverage in the U.S. CIGNA National network, up to $5,000,000 per policy- year limit, and monthly credit cards or EFT payments.

USVI Employers Reminded to Submit 2021 Injury and Illness Data by March 2

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) collects this information annually and began collecting the data for the 2021 calendar year on Jan. 2.

SBA Deadline Approaching for Working Capital Loans for Disaster Declaration for Drought

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.

Seven Seas Water Donates $1,600 to My Brother’s Workshop

Seven Seas Water made its first donation to My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) in 2012 and is proud to support it again this year with a $1,600 donation, making its total donations to MBW through the years $21,750.

Taxicab Commission Moves to a Modified Appointment Only Service

Executive Director Linda I. Smith advises all Automobile-for-Hire clients that the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission (VITCC) will continue service throughout the territory. However, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Taxicab Commission has moved to a modified appointment only service. Office hours will remain from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.,...

VI Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners Lifts Temporary Hold on Application Process

New applications dated after Sept. 20, 2021, will need to be submitted to the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) Global for education and application review.

Labor Announces Administrative Policy Regarding the Enforcement of Job Posting Law

The commissioner reminds the public that all entities licensed to conduct business in the USVI must notify the Department of Labor of its intent to fill an existing position that is now vacant, soon will become vacant, or is a new previously unfilled position.

CHTA Asks Governments to Align Isolation Periods for Travelers With New U.S., U.K. Criteria

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Nicola Madden-Greig cautioned that “overreaction over the coming critical weeks can reverse the progress we’ve made towards recovery.”

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas for January 2022

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

DLCA Reduces Office Operations on STT/STJ and Closes St. Croix Office

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs office on St. Croix, is closed effective Tuesday, Dec. 28, until further notice, to allow for sanitization and deep cleaning of the facility due to COVID

Viya Remains Committed to Connectivity With the Affordable Program

This significant investment in broadband affordability will help ensure that residents can afford the connectivity needed for commerce, education, health care and entertainment for years to come.

Federal Universal Service Charge Rate to Decrease Effective January 1

Viya’s telephone, wireless and long-distance customers will notice a decrease in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) on Jan. 1, 2022.

Commerce Grants $5M in Economic Development American Rescue Plan Funding to Territories

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo has announced that the department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding American Rescue Plan statewide planning grants to five territories to support territory-wide economic development planning efforts.

Limetree Awards More than $500K in Charitable Donations, Scholarships

Nineteen local non-profit organizations were the recipients of $300,000 through the company’s Charitable Contributions program.

Business Facilities Magazine Features USVI as Key Destination for Business Investment

VIEDA recently secured another series of promotional activities with Business Facilities magazine, an area development magazine, to attract more prospective business investors to the USVI.

St. John Listed No. 8 Among Travel Lemming’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2022

The list was selected by Travel Lemming’s team of 15 travel writers and editors, with a particular focus on elevating underrated and unsung destinations that the editorial team believes deserve more attention.

V.I. Division of Banking Insurance and Financial Regulation Gets National Accreditation

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners provides expertise, data and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers.

CHTA Calls for Continued Pandemic Diligence and Open Borders

The CHTA president cautioned that rushing to close Caribbean borders and impose difficult and costly travel barriers could delay the recovery and have severe consequences for the region's economies.

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