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Banco Popular’s Digital Platform Reaches One Million Users

The ability to complete transactions without having to wait to speak to a bank representative or wait in line at a branch is appealing not only to younger people who are more inclined to use technology but to anyone with a cell phone or internet access.

VIEDA Board Approves Economic Development Bank to Offer Loans to Small V.I. Businesses

The Economic Development Bank joins five other USVI banks as a US SBA lender partner under this program to assist local small businesses affected by the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

JetBlue to Increase N.Y. to St. Thomas Nonstop Flights in the Fall

JetBlue has announced that it is adding new routes to serve customers in markets where leisure and VFR (visiting friends and relatives) travel are showing some signs of strength.

VIEDA Seeks Proposals to Create 20-Year Economic Plan for USVI

The 20-year vision will serve as a guide for future economic development in the U.S.V.I. Vision 2040 is expected to be user-friendly, concise and written in a manner easily understood by the public.

V.I. Tourism Asks Public Ignore Messages from Fake Account Bearing Commissioner Boschulte’s Image

Boschulte is asking the public not to interact with this fake Messenger account and to block or delete any messages that bear his image until further notice.
July 6, 2018 satellite photo of storm system passing through the Caribbean. (NOAA satellite photo)

V.I. Insurance Association Provides Information for Hurricane and Disaster Readiness

June 1 marked the official beginning of the 2020 hurricane season that will extend through Nov. 30. Colorado State University’s forecast includes 19 named storms and nine hurricanes with four reaching above Category 3 status.

Due to Unit 23 Fuel and Generation Issues, WAPA to Add 26-Megawatt Generator to...

In response to a recent round of generation capacity challenges at the Randolph Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas, WAPA personnel have led a troubleshooting regimen towards resolving issues with the plant’s largest generator, Unit 23.

CHTA Urges Major Tour Operator to Settle Its Debts to Caribbean Hotels

By failing to pay, it appears to be in breach of existing contractual obligations, Comito said, noting that these distressed hotels have been longstanding loyal partners, directly contributing to the build of Touristik Union International's Caribbean book of business.

Tourism Commissioner Affirms Health and Safety Come First

USVI Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said that while the popular Caribbean destination entered the "Open Doors" phase of its "COVID-19 Path to a New Normal" last week, the rollout would be a careful one with continued adherence to hygiene and sanitization measures.

USVI McDonald’s Opens Indoor Service With Extra ‘McSafe’ Precautions

Managers of the McDonald's franchise in the Virgin Islands have opened its indoor dining area to allow up to 50 percent seating capacity for customers.

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