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Viya Extends Hours of Operation, Adds Cashier Hours

To further promote the customer-centric model at the Customer Experience Center, Viya extended its operational hours on May 1 at its Customer Experience Centers.

Small Business Administration Honors Caribbean Solar Co., Blues Backyard BBQ, Banco Popular

The Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has presented the V.I. Small Business Person of the Year Award to Kevin J. Schnell and Maya Matthews of St. John.

Lockhart Companies Inc. Announces One Retirement, Two Promotions

The co-CEOs of Lockhart Companies Inc. (LCI) have announced the retirement of a valued, long serving senior officer, and the promotion of two relatively new senior officers.

viNGN’s New Mobile Public Computer Center Lab to Provide Enhanced Access, Educational Training

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network Inc. has announced its latest initiative with the addition of the Mobile Public Computer Center (PCC) Lab, which will help to enhance public computer access for residents to the viNGN network

GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean

The V.I. Government and Airbnb have signed an agreement in the Caribbean that will allow the platform to collect the 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the BIR.

SBA Kicks Off First Emerging Leaders Training Series in Virgin Islands

The U. S. Small Business Administration has kicked-off the first Emerging Leaders Training Series in the V.I., and it has announced the companies selected to participate in the Class of 2017.

UVI Student Entrepreneurs Win $60,000 in 5th Annual 13D Competition

The 13D Competition is designed to eliminate the obstacle of financing for UVI student entrepreneurs who have developed potentially profitable businesses but have no access to start-up capital.

USVI Hotel & Tourism Association Partners With Morris Caribbean Publications to Use Digital Marketing

Beginning May 1, Morris Caribbean Publications will host and manage the USVIHTA consumer and member Web sites as well as its social media presence and targeted digital marketing.

BIR to Hold Workshop for Timeshare Owners on New Environmental, Infrastructure Impact Fee

The V.I, Bureau of Internal Revenue informs all timeshare owners and timeshare plan managers that a new environmental/infrastructure impact fee will be imposed in the territory.

SBA Loans to USVI Small Businesses Increase in First Six Months of 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved $4.9 million in loans to Virgin Islands small businesses during the first six months of fiscal year 2017.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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Well deserved! Congratulations! thanks to Mr. Irvin "Brownie" Brown for good memories.

Congratulations!!! So Well Deserved!👏👏🎉🍾👏👏 Very Best Wishes!!

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