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Callers Weigh in on Government’s ‘Vision 2040’ Plan

“Thanks for calling Vision 2040,” was a familiar refrain as Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. fielded phone calls and online comments Monday evening during a virtual town hall.
Kegs of craft beer sit on the racks at Leatherback Brewing Company. (Anne Salafia photo)

EDA Board OKs Leatherback Brewing Microgrid, Satellite Brewery

Leatherback Brewing Company has been given the green light to construct a solar microgrid at its location in the William D. Roebuck Industrial Park on St. Croix, and to open a satellite brewery on St. Thomas.

Citing Pandemic, Buccaneer Resort Seeks EDC Waivers, Extensions

The financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic was brought home to the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors on Thursday as officials with the Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort on St. Croix appealed for help to stay afloat.

Vision 2040 Asks for the Public’s Help in Making Tight Deadline

In an interactive webinar that launched the V.I. government’s Vision 2040 plan on Thursday, Economic Development Authority officials made one thing abundantly clear: They need Virgin Islanders to do their part to make it a success.
viNGN Chief Information Officer Daryl Wade, left, pores over a map with lead field technician Celestino White Jr.

Internet Providers Detail Plans to Keep V.I. Connected During Pandemic

As just about everyone shifts to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, internet providers have seen a massive surge in traffic and say they are working to bridge the digital divide the virus has made so glaringly apparent.
The Preserve at Botany Bay entrance. (Botany Bay Facebook page)

Botany Bay Resort Gets V.I. Tax Breaks

The V.I. Economic Development Authority board unanimously approved a tax break application from By-the-Sea Resort Properties LLC on May 7 to open a new 68-key independent boutique resort within the 397-acre enclave of The Preserve at Botany Bay.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Bryan Signs Bills on Tax-Break Hiring Rules, Credit Cards

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed an array of bills recently, including one attempting to place more oversight and limits on the use of government credit cards.
Attorney General Denise George. (2019 Government House photo)

Justice Goes After Executors in Lawsuit Against Epstein’s Estate

Co-executors of the estate left by the late Jeffrey Epstein and a company he founded in the Virgin Islands were recently named as co-defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the V.I. Justice Department.
Economic Development Authority CEO Kamal Latham responds to questions from the Finance Committee Monday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

EDA Sees Bright Future for Investments in the Territory in 2020

The U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority Governing Board extended the contract for its auditor and approved travel for staff on Thursday.

Virgin Islands Initiating ‘Opportunity Zones’ to Attract Investment

The potential opportunities presented by the new Opportunity Zone investment program are enormous, according to David Bornn, chief legal counsel for the Office of the Governor.

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