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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.

Federal Transit Administration Proposes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals

The Department of Public Works has published the proposed overall goals for its Federal Transit Administration Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for the Fiscal Years 2018 through 2021.

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.
Rendering of the Wartsila Power Plant with three new units at Harley power plant St. Thomas. (Image provided by WAPA, March 2017)

WAPA Board Approves Glencore Ltd. As Supplier of Fuel Oil for Power Plants

The approved agreement is effective January 2019 for a 12-month period with options to renew for successive 12-month periods.

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.

VIWMA Temporarily Not Accepting Green Waste at Anguilla Landfill

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority will temporarily not accept green waste at the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill.

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.

DOE Encourages Public to Help Promote School Bus Safety

As motorists traverse the territory’s roadways, Owen Hennemann and Laverne Cannonier-Hill, school bus safety field inspectors in the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts, respectively, ask residents to consider ways they can help keep students safe.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp at a December news conference. (File photo)

Mapp Signs Off on Nine Road Projects; Bridge to Somewhere Opens to Traffic

The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) reported last month that 940 miles of roadway have thus far been identified to be rebuilt to federal highway standards.
Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dawn L. Henry (File photo)

GVI Reports Looting of Artifacts From Territorial Submerged Lands

the government has received reports that individuals using metal detectors and probes have been going through dredge spoil from the current Veterans Drive expansion project and making off with historic and possibly prehistoric artifacts.

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