A new study examines the steady decline of the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet, which today numbers less than 100 vessels in international trade, and warns that U.S. global competitiveness and maritime security – particularly in light of a fast-emerging China — is at grave risk unless investment is made to
VING Maj. Sherrymae Barnes Morales CHRISTIANSTED – A 54-year-old St. Croix real estate broker was given one year and one day in prison by a federal judge for submitting duplicate time sheets in her job at the Virgin Islands National Guard, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sherrymae Barnes Morales
Ernice Gilbert with Robert Shrader of Monarch Energy on YouTube CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix oil refinery HOVENSA LLC has asked a bankruptcy judge to block a bid by its rival Monarch Energy Partners to acquire the debtor’s shuttered refining facility in St. Croix for $40 million, saying Monarch is attempting
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – VITRAN bus service will expand to Saturdays beginning this weekend, according to the Department of Public Works. VITRAN will offer “abbreviated fixed route service for all three islands” starting on Saturday, DPW Commissioner Gustav James said in a prepared statement. Passengers can enjoy free rides on November
FREDERIKSTED – Hummingbird Air based out of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix has suspended its operations here following the crash-landing of one of its three Beech C99s at St. Lucia’s Vigie Airport earlier this month, the second such incident to have occurred within the last four months.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – PriceSmart, Inc. announced Friday that for the month of October 2015, net warehouse club sales increased 12.9% to $233.4 million from $206.7 million in October a year earlier. For the two months ended October 31, 2015, net warehouse club sales increased 12.7% to $449.9 million from
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In order to strengthen their agricultural sectors and avoid or mitigate the negative impact of climate change, Caribbean countries should introduce and promote climate resilient food systems, said Juan Cheaz, senior program coordinator Agricultural Policy and Value Chains at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
CHRISTIANSTED – Every beach in the territory was deemed unfit for swimming or fishing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) on October 10. On Friday, DPNR said only one beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands is not safe for swimming and fishing: Gentle Winds beach on St.
Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne ST. JOHN’S — For the starting price of just $200,000 you can buy citizenship in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua launched its “citizenship by investment program” in 2013, and it has proved so popular that it now accounts for about 25%
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday pledged more resources for the eastern Caribbean under the Petrocaribe program during a one-day visit to the nearby island of St. Vincent. Maduro said he was seeking to find a regional hub that would serve as the center for the