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Eastern Caribbean Heads Express Solidarity With USVI on Safe Restart of Cruise Tourism

In a letter, Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica and chairman of the OECS, expressed the subregional group’s deep appreciation to Gov. Bryan for writing to Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Commissioner of Labor Gary Molloy (Submitted photo)

Labor Department Reminds Employers of Requirement to Report Job Vacancies

This legislation provides employers access to the largest pool of job seekers in the territory.

USVI Welcomes New Frontier Airlines San Juan/St. Thomas Service

VIPA and Tourism officials welcomed the inaugural flight with a firetruck water salute as it arrived on Saturday at Cyril E. King Airport.

Viya Supports UVI’s 13D Business Launch Competition With $50,000 in Prize Funds

The competition, sponsored by 13D Research and Viya, is designed to eliminate the obstacle of financing for UVI student entrepreneurs who have developed potentially profitable businesses.

Bryan Asks Florida Governor to Consider Vaccination Checks for Cruise Passengers

Gov. Bryan believes that ensuring the cruise industry reopens with vaccinated passengers is essential to the tourism economies of the USVI and the wider Caribbean.

V.I. Workforce Development Board Seeks Service Providers

The mission is to assist the governor in the development and implementation of the V.I. workforce development system as well as create a skilled and prepared workforce.

U.S. Virgin Islands and Jamaica Explore Caribbean Tourism ‘Coopetition’

Commissioner Boschulte reported successful talks with Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and other private sector officials about the potential for regional economic revitalization.

FCC Authorizes $84 Million in Connect USVI Fund Support for Broadband VI

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized $84,456,870 in Connect USVI Fund Stage 2 support for Broadband VI’s proposals to bring resilient Gigabit service to all locations in the USVI.

Interventions Needed to Accelerate Caribbean Tourism’s Recovery Post Pandemic

Signs of a recovery are on the horizon for most businesses that have reopened or are planning to, but many tourism-related businesses will remain challenged to return to pre-pandemic employment and operation levels.

Hospitality Professionals Clarke and Azeez Bring Expertise to CHTA Board

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is welcoming two new trustees who will help deliver on the foundation’s mission to support Caribbean hospitality professionals in their careers.