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Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award Given to USVIEDA in Miami

For its performance in providing economic services and resources to small and minority-owned businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, USVIEDA was recently awarded the 2018 Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award.
Joe Boschulte (File photo)

Tourism Appoints Joe Boschulte to Bolster Work of Ports of V.I.

The V.I. Department of Tourism is deepening its working relations with the cruise industry by appointing an industry specialist to bolster the work of the Ports of the Virgin Islands.

National Business Aviation Assoc. Honors William R. Bohlke

St. Croix resident William R. Bohlke, third-generation pilot and president of Bohlke International Airways, was honored as part of this group at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition event in Orlando, Oct. 16-18

Airbnb Ranks St. Thomas No. 1 Destination in Caribbean

St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year.
Alexandra Verdiales (AT&T photo)

AT&T Names New Regional Vice President

AT&T has named Alexandra Verdiales regional vice president of external and legislative affairs for AT&T USVI and Puerto Rico.

U.S.V.I. Economic Development Authority to Receive Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award

USVIEDA will be awarded the 2018 Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award this week by Florida's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center.
DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington tells Senate Finance Committee about the challenges his agency faces in the wake of last season's hurricanes.

DLCA to Conduct Business Amnesty Day for Food and Gas Retailers

Retailers who have not submitted pricelists throughout the 2018 hurricane study, which began June 1, 2018, will be able to submit all lists.

WAPA Issuing 60-Day Bills in October, Plans to Resume 30-Day Billing in November

Chief Financial Officer Debra E. Gottlieb said, “Beginning in November, WAPA anticipates returning to a normal billing cycle, issuing a bill approximately every 30 days for a 30-day service period.”

SBA Graduates Nine V.I. Companies From Emerging Leaders Training Series

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has graduated nine companies from its Emerging Leaders program in the U.S. Virgin Islands, completing the second cycle of the training series offered to small business entrepreneurs in the territory.

AT&T Contributes $5,000 for Museum’s Move to New Location

Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, the nonprofit was forced to find a new location. The museum has been temporarily closed while it moves into its new, more prominent space in the Buccaneer Mall on Havensight Point in Charlotte Amalie.

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