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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

St. John business

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.

U.S. Virgin Islands Strengthens Marine Tourism Presence

In 2019, the direct contribution to the U.S.V.I. economy made by charter and sport-fishing vessels was estimated at approximately $45 million.

Bryan to Hold Third Community Business Forum

The free two-hour online session will focus on COVID-19 financial relief and business advice for local small businesses.

J. Benton Construction Elevates Construction Safety in Territory

Each J. Benton job site completed National Construction Safety Week and OSHA Safety Stand Down elevating its commitment to workplace safety.