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Monday, November 30, 2020

St. John business

USVI Embraces Innovative Travel Screening Portal as Tourism Engine Restarts

The V.I. Department of Tourism is confident that its latest strategic partnerships with national media and travel sellers to welcome travelers back to the USVI are already yielding encouraging returns for the territory.
The Research and Technology Park on UVI's St. Croix campus(File photo)

USVI Research and Technology Park Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which gathers over 1,400 economic development professionals from around the country.

Veteran Hilton Manager Named New CHTA President

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has elected Pablo Jose Torres Sojo, Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager, to be its president.

National Organization Honors Limetree Bay Refining LLC for 2019 Safety Performance

During a virtual ceremony this month, Limetree will be honored with a Safety Achievement Award from American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM).

Hospital Board Approves Architecture, Engineering Designs for Hospitals, Keating Clinic and Kimelman Institute

The board voted unanimously to award design contracts to three different firms for the four projects. The design phase for these four projects could take anywhere from six to 18 months.

SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses.

Viya Services Fully Restored After Fiber Cut

Viya thanks its customers for their patience during this unforeseen service interruption, which affected thousands of subscribers.

Start or Grow a Veteran-Owned Small Business With Online Course

Step one is the “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course eligible to veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.
Workmen raise another composite pole on St. John. The new poles are replacing wooden poles that essentially haven't changed significantly in more than 100 years.

WAPA Awards Federally Funded Composite Pole Installation Contracts Territory-wide

The poles, to be installed in locations where electrical facilities cannot be undergrounded, are one component of a major transformation of the Authority’s electric system.

SBA Names Banco Popular ‘Bank of the Year’

Popular received the award in recent days and as part of the SBA's annual ceremony.