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Viya Business Solutions Unveils Brava

Viya Business Solutions has launched Brava, a new business arm dedicated to providing cutting-edge business solutions and cyber security services for the USVI.

Boschulte Showcases USVI at 2024 USVI Hotel and Tourism Association Meeting

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Tourism delivered a keynote presentation at the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association Annual Meeting on May 16.

V.I. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of New Payroll Tax Rate in Effect for Quarterly Reports

Some employers have submitted their first quarterly reports for 2024 using the old tax rates. These employers are non-compliant with current labor laws and may face interest on any unpaid taxes.

The Buccaneer Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2024

The USVI’s The Buccaneer has been recognized among the top 10% of Hotels worldwide by Travelers.

Viya to Continue Offering Discounts After Affordable Connectivity Program Ends

Despite the absence of additional funding from Congress, Viya will continue its efforts to expand connectivity offers for residents in need.

First Virgin Islands Boating Expo Is Marine Business and Destination Success

 Over $63M worth of yachts by name brand manufacturers were on display, ready for purchase, at the inaugural Virgin Islands Boating Expo, hosted by the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association from May 10-12.

Office of Insular Affairs Technical Assistance Program Gives $1M to WAPA

his grant will strengthen ongoing efforts to enhance technical training and development programs, building on the Authority’s history of empowering employees and ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the electric grid.

USVI Set to Host Tech Summit Thanks to RTPark and Tech Beach Partnership

This innovative event marks the first time Tech Beach is hosting its pioneering conference experience in the U.S. Virgin Islands, emphasizing RTPark’s ongoing efforts to amplify the local tech ecosystem and attract global business insights to the region.

Small Business Administration Names Oriental Bank USVI Lender of the Year

The prestigious awards are given to lenders who best assisted the greatest number of local businesses in utilizing Small Business Administration funds with the goal of fostering local entrepreneurship and economic growth in the community.

USVI Showcases Destination Updates to International Media and Buyers at IPW 2024

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) made an impact at IPW 2024, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 3-7, as it unveiled an array of new developments and sought-after experiences to a global audienc

UVI Partners With Cruzan Rum, Department of Labor on Job Readiness Summer Program

The Job Readiness Summer Program kicks off with an intensive one-week boot camp, running from June 17 to June 23.

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas – May 1-31, 2024

These are the ships that will be calling on St. Thomas docks at the West Indian Co. (WICO) Dock in Havensight unless otherwise indicated.

WAPA Customer Service and Business Offices Adjusted Hours for May 1-3

While the Customer Service offices are closed, the Authority will not be performing disconnects related to unpaid bills from May 1.

WICO Welcomes MSC Cruises ‘TV Star’ Lead Ship

The $1 billion flagship was built in 2017 in Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazier, France. Geneva-based MSC has committed to investing $10.2 billion for 11 new ships to increase the line’s market share in the cruise industry.

WICO Welcomes Prima, Norwegian’s Most-in-Demand Flagship

Prima-class ships are designed with lower passenger capacity and more public spaces. They are about 140,000 gross tons, have 16 passenger decks, 11 dining options and other amenities.

USVI Department of Tourism Attends Annual Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit

Recognized as the premier hotel investment conference for the Caribbean, CHRIS provided an exceptional platform for industry professionals to connect, share insights and explore regional investment opportunities.

WEB Aruba Signs Water-as-a-Service® BOOT Agreement With Seven Seas Water Group

Seven Seas Water (Aruba) VBA will construct a new seawater reverse osmosis plant, contributing a total of a minimum of 16,500 cubic meters of daily drinking water per day.

WAPA Human Resources Receives Prestigious Award for Top Healthy Workforce

Building upon last year's bronze Designation, WAPA's attainment of the gold level highlights the significant progress and dedication of WAPA in creating a supportive and healthy work environment for its workforce.

WICO Welcomes Inaugural Visit of Elegant, Environmentally Friendly ‘MSC Seascape’

MSC Seascape, berthed at the West Indian Company (WICO) dock where a welcome ceremony was held for Captain Michele Tuvo, 4,827 guests and 1,715 crew.

USVI Shines as Premier Destination at 2024 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference

Revered as a steady leader in the Caribbean tourism industry, the USVI delegation showcased the territory and its growing accessibility around the cruise industry to key operators and businesses at the 2024 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference.

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