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Hotel and Tourism Association Awards Lorette Resch Scholarship to Omaira Rachid

Omaira Rachid, a senior at UVI, is a third time recipient of the scholarship, awarded by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association’s Education and Training Committee.

Labor Holds Rapid Response Event for Workers Affected by Limetree Bay Lay-offs

The V.I. Department of Labor’s goal is to administer a system of effective programs and services designed to develop, protect and maintain a viable workforce.

CHTA Education Foundation and Les Roches Launch Professional Development Program

The program builds on the two organizations’ existing partnership, which began in 2019, and is designed to accelerate the trajectory of participants’ hospitality careers.

DLCA Fuel Price Survey and Rack Rates as of July 19

Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory.
The Research and Technology Park on UVI's St. Croix campus(File photo)

RTPark Launches Two New Workforce Development Initiatives

RTPark launched Virgin Islands STEM Talent Archive (VISTA+) and the Pre-Accelerator programs under its workforce development and entrepreneurship initiatives in an effort to support the territory’s goal to develop a more resilient economy.

Insurance Association Advises Reviewing Policies at Start of Hurricane Season

Sandra Harty, president of the Virgin Islands Insurance Association (VIIA) advises people not to wait until the peak of the 2021 season to review their insurance policies.
Photo caption 1: Tuna are sold from the back of a commercial fishers truck on St. Thomas.

DPNR to Hold Annual Commercial Fisher Registration, July 12-16

All commercial fishers are strongly encouraged to register during this period in their respective districts.

Airline Executives Express Strong Confidence in USVI; Boschulte Has Successful Airline Talks

USVI's management of the COVID-19 crisis along with savvy marketing tactics are being credited for the confidence airlines have placed in increasing service to St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Bryan Applauds Lease Agreements Between VIPA, Tropical and Crowley Shipping Companies

In exchange for a new long-term lease agreement with VIPA, the shipping companies have agreed to make significant investments to help cover the required local matching funds for grants to overhaul port infrastructure.

Plaskett and Carl Introduce Broadband Internet for Small Ports Act

“This bipartisan legislation will increase internet service in rural coastal communities nationwide,” said Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett.