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Merchants Commercial Bank Issues First Dividend

The bank, which has assets in excess of $200 million, and employs 25 Virgin Islanders, operates from two branches, one on St. Thomas and the other on St. John.

UVI Students Place First in Global Top 100 – Business Strategy Game

The students’ company, Future Kicks, tied for first place with 20 other teams out of a total of over 13,500 playing the simulation. Co-managing the company were Joash Liburd, Kriston Petty and Brenton Skeete.

Spirit Airlines to Start New Nonstop Flights Between Orlando to St. Thomas

The V.I. Department of Tourism has announced that Spirit Airlines will inaugurate service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas (STT) with three flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, beginning Nov. 8.

U.S. Customs Now Processing Pleasure Vessels, Charters in Cruz Bay

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) will begin processing pleasure vessels and charters at the Victor W. Sewer Marine Facility located at “The Creek,” in Cruz Bay, St. John.

Division of Corporations and Trademarks Makes Policy Changes

On a temporary basis, all registered entities in the U.S. Virgin Islands seeking a Certificate of Good Standing will be issued a temporary Conditional Certificate of Good Standing. Also an Act signed into law this year by the governor obligates all registered entities to observe new franchise tax calculations and increases the base fee.

WAPA Names Gottlieb and Leonce to Senior Staff

WAPA Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer announced on June 1 the appointments of WAPA’s chief financial officer and human resources director, filling two vacancies on the company’s senior management team.

Viya’s Customer Experience Centers to Close for Memorial Day

Viya joins the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands in commemorating Memorial Day. Its Customer Experience Centers on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix will be closed on Monday, May 28.

SBA Gives Awards to Entrepreneur of the Year, Resilient Small Business, Lender of the...

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VISBDC) honored three businesses in the territory.

Erwin Raphael, Lynton Scotland Make List of 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

Bot men are members of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) (https://www.elcinfo.com/ ), which comprises many of the top corporate black executives in the world. The ELC is the pre-eminent member organization for the development of global black leaders.

SBA Recognizes Local Restauranteur’s Commitment to V.I. Community

A ceremony will be held on St. Thomas at 4 p.m., May 24, at Tickles Dockside Pub so that local friends and patrons may honor Morrissette.

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