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SBA to Expand HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses and Revitalize Communities

The new rule changes will also make it easier for federal contracting officers to identify and work with HUBZone-certified small businesses.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Issues Scam Alert, Bogus Calls Soliciting Immediate Payment

WAPA Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer said the Water and Power Authority has received calls from customers reporting that they were threatened with disconnection if immediate payments were not made on their accounts.

Bryan Gets Update on Construction of Lovango Beach Club

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. met with Mark Snider, the owner and developer for the resort being built on Lovango Cay and the first newly constructed resort in the territory in 30 years.

DLCA Town Hall to Address Community Concerns About Alcohol Licenses

Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) has received many calls and visits from individuals in the community both for and against new and existing businesses selling alcohol and/or operating a nightclub or a cabaret.
Government House image the Limetree Bay.

VIDOL Reviews Plant Closing Standards of Limetree Bay, Subcontractors

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor initiates compliance reviews of Limetree Bay Terminals LLC., Limetree Bay Refining LLC, and seven of the major subcontracting companies that support Limetree Bay Terminals and Refining.

Governor Expanding Development Opportunities for Small Businesses

The governor’s executive order expands the enterprise zones in the Savan-Downstreet neighborhood and in the Garden Street-Upstreet neighborhood.

WAPA Board Acts to Bolster Electric System, Approves Health Insurance

The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority approved several items aimed at enhancing generation stability at the two power plants and ensuring that permanent work on the electric grid continues.

SBA Loans in U.S.V.I. Increase 28 Percent During Fiscal Year 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved 439 loans for $78.2 million to small businesses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during fiscal year 2019.
Gov. Bryan and UVI officials accept Hospitality Scholarship funds from Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Beach Resort and DiamondRock Hospitality. Form left, UVI Dean of Business Kendra Harris; Kurt Wiksten, managing director of Frenchman's Reef Marriott Beach Resort and Noni Beach; Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.; Shalinder Singh, vice president of asset management, DiamondRock Hospitality; Camille McKayle, provost and VP of academic affairs at UVI; and Tamara Lang, UVI's director of hotel and tourism management.

DiamondRock Hospitality Launches UVI Hospitality Scholarship

DiamondRock Hospitality, the company that owns Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Beach Resort, on Friday launched a five-year University of the Virgin Islands hospitality scholarship program, committing a total of $150,000 to the initiative.

Bacardi and Micromentor Award 25 USVI Caribbean Innovation Challenge Winners

The winners were chosen based on their ability to show how their businesses are innovative, sustainable and viable, and they will receive cash prizes of $1,500, $2,500 or $5,000.

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