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DeGazon Demands WICO Begins Making Payments to Government

WICO has long paid a set fee – a payment in lieu of taxes of $700,000 per year – instead of paying corporate income tax, property tax or gross receipts taxes. But it has fallen millions of dollars behind in its payments.

Viya Announces Its ‘We Want You Back’ Debt Relief Program

Viya is poised to bring relief to hundreds of customers to erase a substantial portion of their old debt for Viya’s service.

Diageo USVI Names Cynthia Arnold VP of Operations

Cynthia Arnold has been promoted to vice president, operations, Diageo USVI, and she will lead the 70-person team at the company’s Captain Morgan rum distillery on St. Croix.

Plaskett Announces Over $1 Million Investment Award for Economic Development

“The investment will help hire managing directors, provide for industry analysis, and facilitate public meetings to gather ideas for the plan, which will lay the groundwork for the next 20 years of development in the territory."

Department of Tourism Seeking Hospitality Greeters

Applications for contracted employment may be picked up at the Department of Tourism's offices.

Sen. Myron Jackson Given National Minority Business Advocate Award

The US. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency named Senate Vice President Myron Jackson one of the “50 Most Powerful Small and Minority Business Advocates of the Year” at an awards gala in Miami.

ACCELERATE VI Is Territory’s First Technology Accelerator Program

RTPark introduces ACCELERATE VI, a program targeted for local, high growth, startup founders that will provide participating, early-stage companies tools to grow and scale in the territory

Harley Power Plant Performing Tests on Unit 23, Returns Service From Overhaul

For three nights this week, beginning at midnight Tuesday, Oct. 15, personnel at the Randolph Harley Power Plant are carrying out performance testing on Unit 23 before the unit is certified to return to service.

Almost 50 percent increase in stay-over USVI guests

The U.S. Virgin Islands is reporting close to a 50 percent increase in stay-over arrivals this year – a clear signal that tourism in the territory is on a strong rebound.
Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

VIWMA Reminds Business Owners of Solid Waste Disposal Requirements

According to the law, it is illegal for any business to dispose of their commercial waste at public bin sites. All commercial waste must be transported to the landfills.

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