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[ad name=”HTML-68″]   [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native admitted in federal court that he filed fraudulent mail loss claims with the post office totaling nearly $50,000. Shaquan Brodie, 21, formerly of St. John, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI – Former President Bill Clinton formally launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami in Coral Gables this morning. The meeting brings together at least 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through May 15 at the territory’s request. Virgin Islanders who have no prescription insurance coverage and lost medicine or medical supplies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria may be

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] The Honorable Stacey Plaskett 331 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515  Dear Congresswoman Plaskett: As you are aware, Hurricanes Irma and Maria dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Virgin Islands. The hospitality industry is central to our economy and bringing back Caneel

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – The Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force, created by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, met on St. Croix on Wednesday as part of the Governor’s mission to rebuild the territory in a way that prioritizes sustainability and resiliency. “Recovering from the storm is not only

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December, Government House announced today. The nominated zones, which are considered 14 “low

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] Want to travel luxuriously, but don’t have the budget to back up your expensive tastes? Book strategically, and you just might just be able to afford that dream vacation. TripAdvisor Rentals — TripAdvisor’s vacation rentals booking arm — crunched the numbers on 11 of the priciest

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico’s benchmark bond surged to a 25-week high on Monday, its busiest trading day since October, after the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth nearly doubled its projected five-year surplus to $6 billion as it recovers from Hurricane Maria. While the price rise is

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association (USVIHTA) is honored to accept generous donations from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE), Tourism Cares, the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Saint Lucia

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) addressed several power generation-related issues at its monthly meeting Thursday on St. Thomas. The WAPA board authorized Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer to enter into a lease agreement with Aggreko, LLC

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