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American Airlines Boosting Flights to the USVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands is expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month.

STT Residents Offer Vision for Tourism at Virtual Town Hall

Virgin Islanders weighed in on the future of tourism and economic development Wednesday night in the last of three virtual town halls hosted by the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning.
Cruise ships lie side by side at Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. (Photo provided by VIPA)

Boschulte: Territory Ready To Reopen, Masks and Distancing Still Essential

Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said he is confident that the Virgin Islands is properly prepared as it reopens its doors to leisure travel on Saturday after shutting down in August due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

STJ Residents Speak Out at Town Meeting on Economic Development, Tourism

If there’s anything that the hurricanes of 2017 and the current COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated, it’s that the U.S. Virgin Islands needs to diversify its economy and become less dependent on tourism. But how exactly do we do that? 

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Rethinking Labor in a Time of Upheaval

As I was working in my garden Sunday afternoon I suddenly realized that Labor Day is upon us. I remembered that I had offered my thoughts on last year's observance of the holiday with a certain amount of passion.

Bryan Talks COVID and Tourism With Head of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. offered a sober yet upbeat view of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on tourism in a Zoom meeting Wednesday with Frank Comito, CEO and director general of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.

Magens Bay Board Grappling With Exclusive Zone for Cruise Passengers

Members of the Magens Bay Authority Board batted around a loose-knit, verbal proposal from principles of Cruise Ship Excursions tour company for at least one cruise line to set up an exclusive zone on the beach between sheds 3 and 4.

Bryan: ‘Stay at Home’ Order in Effect, $20 Million in Tax Refunds Issued

During Monday's session, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced that the government will issue $20 million in outstanding tax refunds this week, covering the remainder of fiscal year 2017 and the beginning of 2018.
Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte defends his department's budget before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday. (Photo from USVI Legislature)

Despite Imminent Restrictions, Tourism Says USVI Has Been ‘Top of the Pack’ During Pandemic

Despite imminent restrictions that will shut down much of the V.I. economy, Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte told senators Thursday the territory has been “top of the pack” in terms of destinations tourists can reasonably travel to during the global pandemic.

Bryan: More Contagion Enforcement for Restaurants, Boaters and Fines for Not Wearing Masks

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued new COVID-19 mandates, limiting funerals to groups of 10, closures of restaurants that don’t comply with safety orders, confiscating boats that engage in “rafting” and fines for those not wearing a mask where it is required.

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