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In a Government House press release issued on Thursday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. welcomed The Moorings, an international luxury yacht charter company, to its new location at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas.
After Hurricanes Irma and Maria smashed through the Caribbean, unemployment in the territory reached the highest it had been in a decade. But local charter officials said a simultaneous boom in marine charter tourism, coupled with a high demand for service technicians to repair damaged boats, created an opportunity to cultivate a qualified, local workforce to help fill the gaps.