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Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award Given to USVIEDA in Miami

For its performance in providing economic services and resources to small and minority-owned businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, USVIEDA was recently awarded the 2018 Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award.

Federal Transit Administration Proposes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals

The Department of Public Works has published the proposed overall goals for its Federal Transit Administration Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for the Fiscal Years 2018 through 2021.

Tourism Appoints Joe Boschulte to Bolster Work of Ports of V.I.

The V.I. Department of Tourism is deepening its working relations with the cruise industry by appointing an industry specialist to bolster the work of the Ports of the Virgin Islands.

National Business Aviation Assoc. Honors William R. Bohlke

St. Croix resident William R. Bohlke, third-generation pilot and president of Bohlke International Airways, was honored as part of this group at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition event in Orlando, Oct. 16-18
The cruise ship Viking Sea in port in Frederiksted St. Croix in March. (Bill Kossler photo)

Cruise Ship Schedule for St. Thomas for November

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

Airbnb Ranks St. Thomas No. 1 Destination in Caribbean

St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year.
Alexandra Verdiales (AT&T photo)

AT&T Names New Regional Vice President

AT&T has named Alexandra Verdiales regional vice president of external and legislative affairs for AT&T USVI and Puerto Rico.

U.S.V.I. Economic Development Authority to Receive Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award

USVIEDA will be awarded the 2018 Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award this week by Florida's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center.
DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington tells Senate Finance Committee about the challenges his agency faces in the wake of last season's hurricanes.

DLCA to Conduct Business Amnesty Day for Food and Gas Retailers

Retailers who have not submitted pricelists throughout the 2018 hurricane study, which began June 1, 2018, will be able to submit all lists.

New Viya Picks Geraldine Pitt for New CEO

Pitt has served in the Caribbean as the top regional executive for two international telecom companies, and she brings years of experience developing strategy, managing large teams, running day-to-day business operations and delivering an exceptional customer experience.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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