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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the 2019 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally funded innovation and research and development programs. The project and budget periods are for a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The “partial privatization” of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority may represent the best opportunity for reliable and affordable service, Senator Kenneth Gittens said Friday.  The St. Croix Senator is calling for investigative hearings on WAPA so that legislators have an opportunity to chart the best course

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ST. JOHN’S — A Caribbean airline that helps tie together the region’s many island nations has been saved from going under — at least for now — by a rescue plan led by the government of Antigua and Barbuda. The 45-year-old LIAT, owned by a handful of regional governments, provides

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) Director Daryl Griffith on Thursday pushed back against one of the subcontractors hired for the Emergency Home Repair Virgin Islands (EHRVI) program who improperly served construction liens on ten homeowners who had their hurricane-damaged homes repaired

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will conduct a Federal Contracting Opportunities Boot Camp on St. Thomas on June 27 as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in

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WASHINGTON — Komal Samaroo, a leading Caribbean business personality, wants the Caribbean region to be better positioned to benefit from its trading relations with the United States through the removal of trade barriers and expanded American investment in the region. Komal Samaroo, chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers

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CHRISTIANSTED — Cane Bay Films is pleased to announce that filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz’s recent short film, Soléne won the Special Jury Award at the International Outfest Film Festival, Dominican Republic! Bermúdez-Ruiz stated, “It was truly a great honor to receive this award and we are sincerely grateful to Outfest for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — FirstBank V.I. is warning its customers in the U.S. and British Virgin islands: “If it seems suspicious, don’t trust it!” “If you’ve received an email with the subject line regarding any type of transaction in your account, do not open it,” FirstBank V.I. said on Facebook. “Delete the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said today that the bins near the old Tropical Motors site will be relocated north of their current location. “The bins will be reduced to one six-yard bin instead of the customary two six-yard bins,” according to VIWMA. The Authority

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth Gittens took Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority officials to task Wednesday for failing to notify the appropriate local authorities and nearby residents of a major diesel fuel oil spill at the Randolph Harley Power Plant at Krum Bay on St. Thomas. The St. Croix

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