Category: Business News

Carnival Cruise Lines President Says It Will Return To St. Thomas and St. Maarten In January 2018

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise giant Carnival is taking it slow when it comes to returning to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas and St. Maarten. While Royal Caribbean is resuming stops at the still-recovering destinations next month, Carnival president Christine Duffy said on Friday that the line would wait until early 2018 to restart calls. In a letter to customers […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Commits To Rebuilding The Beach At Magens Bay In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has set a date to return to St. Thomas following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The RCCL ship Adventure of the Seas will make its way to St. Thomas on November 10, for the first time since early September. Royal Caribbean has also committed to undertaking […]

Concrete Company Makes Its Commitment To The Territory Hard And Fast In The Wake of Hurricanes Irma, Maria

[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Concrete, Inc. is furthering its hurricane relief efforts in the Virgin Islands in support of affected employees at its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Heavy Materials, LLC and Spartan Products, LLC.  The company is sending home generators and care packages consisting of essential health, household, and personal hygiene items to all of its employees […]

Students In The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Qualify For Discounted Tuition At New Jersey University Because Of Irma and Maria

[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEWARK — College students in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico whose studies have been halted by the recent hurricanes are being offered an educational lifeline by New Jersey City University, according to New Jersey dot com. The state college in Jersey City is offering those students tuition-free study this semester and a […]

Mapp Says The Biggest Issue Facing The Territory After The Hurricanes Is The Prospect of Businesses Price Gouging … And Urged Consumers To Stay Alert

CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp changed the curfew for U.S. Virgin Islands to 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, just as the territory learned from FEMA said that 16 percent of St. Thomas was connected to electricity and 1.6 percent of St. Croix had power as of Oct. 18. Speaking to reporters at his […]

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Why A Man Shouldn’t Travel Without His Girlfriend: ADVERTORIAL

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Charter Yacht Show Will Go On In St. Thomas Despite The Intervention Of Hurricanes Irma And Maria … ‘Voluntourism’ Options As Well

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) has remained resilient and plans to once again host the 2017 U.S.V.I. Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas. Event attendees will enjoy 50 vessels on display, including the 93 foot (28 meter) M/V Suite Life and the 115 […]

ST. JOHN SECOND! WAPA Makes A Renewed Push To Restore Electricity To The Smallest Virgin Island … Where 100 Percent Of Its Power Grid Was Destroyed

CRUZ BAY: An aerial view of St. John’s biggest town from Sept. 10, 2017 — four days after Hurricane Irma. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY –– The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said there was a renewed focus on St. John on Wednesday where fully 100 percent of the electrical distribution system was destroyed […]

Country-Western Star Kenny Chesney Gets A Little Help From His Friends … For The Benefit Of St. John And Tortola

HOME AT LAST: John McInnis and Kenny Chesney’s boat captain, Ben, head to Jost Van Dyke, an island in the British Virgin Islands. McInnis is president of the Kenny Chesney Love for Love City Foundation, an organization set up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma to help get aid here. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — […]

GOOD NEWS! Cruzan Rum Is Producing More Alcohol And Does Not Expect Any Shortages In Supplies Of Its Popular Rum Drinks

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Beam Suntory’s Cruzan Rum distillery in St. Croix is back in operation after being battered by Hurricane Maria, according to a Beam Suntory news release Monday. The distillery was shut down for about three weeks while the company made repairs after the hurricane, a process that required airlifting in 35 workers […]