Category: Business News

For Those Falling Behind In Licensing Fees, DLCA Offers ‘Apply and Comply’

CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA says if you’re falling behind in keeping your licenses current — it’s better for you to come forward now and own up to the problem. DLCA’s Operation “Apply and Comply” program offers businesses and people who have experienced any type of economic hardship a 70 percent reduction of penalty fees incurred for failing to […]

Panama Teachers End Long Strike That Set Off Wider Protests

PANAMA CITY — Panama’s teachers will return to the classroom today after a month-long strike supported by a number of other sectors that blocked commerce and snarled the capital with traffic over the high cost of living and government corruption. The teacher walkout started what became the largest social protest that Panama had seen in […]

USVI Cannabis Group To Offer Cannabis Career Training, Scholarships

The USVI Cannabis Association says it will partner with Educapital Foundation to offer $1 Million in scholarships for Cannabis Career Training. A $1 Million Scholarship fund will provide scholarships for 1,000 students to receive training in the adult-use Cannabis industry. Each Scholarship award winner will receive $1,000 towards their education. In addition, 50 graduates will […]

Royal Caribbean’s Loss Narrows As Customers Splurge Onboard

MIAMI — Cruise operator Royal Caribbean Group on Thursday reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as bookings rebounded and travelers splurged on cabanas, spa treatments and watches while onboard. The world’s second-largest cruise line operator is the latest company to report good results as travelers, free of restrictions related to COVID-19, spend heavily on rental cars, airline […]

SOCIAL SECURITY: How To Update Your Address and Phone Number Online

If you receive Social Security benefits, the easiest way to update your address and phone number is by creating a personal my Social Security account at Once you create your account, you can update your contact information from your preferred location. This feature is available for people who receive retirement, dependent, survivors, or disability […]

Senate Lawmakers Get Update on Status of the Limetree Bay Refinery

CHRISTIANSTED — Members of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, chaired by Senator Kenneth “Kenny” Gittens, convened in a meeting at the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room in Golden Rock. Lawmakers were updated on the status of Limetree Bay Refinery (LBR), its recent sale, ownership, and activities at the refinery site.Regarding the sale of […]

Russian Fuel Oil Cargo Arrives In Cuba As It Ramps Up Imports

HAVANA —  A tanker carrying Russian fuel oil arrived in Cuba on Thursday, bringing supplies for the Caribbean nation’s sputtering power plants and giving Russia an outlet for products shunned by the West. The United States and Canada have imposed sanctions on Russian oil and fuel over its invasion of Ukraine, while Europe and the […]

You Can Apply For Social Security Benefits Online 4 Months Before You Are Eligible

Did you know, you can do much of your business online with Social Security? This means no need to call or visit a local Social Security office. You can take your time completing our online applications and even save your progress to return to later. You can apply online for: · Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits […]

Port Hamilton Notes Rising Fuel Prices and Intensifies Push To Restart Refinery

CHRISTIANSTED — Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation (PHRT), the owner of the recently idled refinery on St. Croix, reiterates its commitment to the safe and environmentally sound restarting of the refinery at 180-thousand barrels per day amidst the current tight supply environment, particularly in the United States and the Caribbean. “The reality is that the […]

VITRAN Reduces Bus Schedule During DPW Week On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —VITRAN St. Thomas will operate on an abbreviated schedule on Friday, July 15, 2022, to allow VITRAN staff to participate in DPW employee appreciation activities, according to DPW. VITRAN services will operate from 5 to 10:45 a.m., and then from 3 to 9 p.m., the Department of Public Works said this morning. DPW […]