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Economic Development Commission Board Meeting Set for Sept. 18

A U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (USVIEDC) Governing Board Decision Meeting is scheduled for12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

FirstBank Appoints Valdamier Collens New USVI Regional Executive

In this position, Val Collens will be in charge of spearheading and continuing FirstBank’s strategic growth in its USVI business operations on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

SBA to Conduct 2019 USVI Emerging Leaders Graduation

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will recognize 10 local companies that have successfully completed the executive training series.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

NY Power Authority Meets with WAPA Leadership to Solve Recurring Service Interruptions

On Wednesday evening, V.I. Water and Power Authority leadership met with representatives from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to brief the technical experts on outages that have occurred on both St. Thomas and St. Croix in recent weeks.

Caribbean Hotels Unite for Online Travel Auction, Helping Rescue The Bahamas

Hotels and resorts throughout the Caribbean basin and a resort as far afield as Austria are donating room stays that the travelling public can bid on through the Charitybuzz online fundraising portal.

WAPA Leans on Resources of New York Power Authority for Technical Assistance

As part of an ongoing working relationship with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), WAPA has asked for technical assistance in resolving ongoing electrical system issues.

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Launches Marketing Efforts in Canada

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is on a dual mission of getting on the radar of Canadian travelers while also attracting more film productions to the territory.

SBA Calls for Award Nominations for 2020 National Small Business Week

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2020. All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office.

PR’s Offshore ‘Spanish Virgin Islands’ Expands Charter Itineraries

Visiting Puerto Rico’s eastern islands of Culebra, Culebrita, Vieques and others, nicknamed the ‘Spanish Virgin Islands,’ is now easier, according to the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA).

Rural Development USVI Accepting Applications for Renewable Energy Systems

The Rural Energy for America Program helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and helps meet the nation’s critical energy needs.

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