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FREDERIKSTED — Accelerate VI, the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park’s tech accelerator program, has been selected as a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Accelerate VI, a program designed to help early-stage tech companies grow and scale their business from

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A mention of “tax havens” usually conjures up images of sun-soaked Caribbean escapes like the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands, maybe the buttoned-down banks of Switzerland., but certainly not ,,, South Dakota. But a report detailing how world leaders and some of the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A group of news organizations has released the following main findings after reviewing what it describes as a massive leak of confidential financial records revealing assets held offshore by politicians and public officials worldwide. The news reports have been published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

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LONDON — British ships ferried over three million enslaved African people across the Atlantic Ocean. Lloyd’s of London insured many of those vessels, the people chained below deck sometimes categorized as “perishable goods,” alongside cattle, by the market’s underwriters. Lloyd’s involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade is not included in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Citing Center for Disease Control and the Virgin Islands Department of Health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Virus, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs announced its St. Croix office is closed immediately effective today, October 6, 2021 “to allow for sanitization and deep cleaning of

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WASHINGTON — Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement, available online through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail. The Statement is one of the most effective tools people can use to learn about their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Small Business Administration Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands District Director Josué Rivera made his first official visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, meeting government officials, small business owners, community organizations and business development centers on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Rivera visited in person

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It is no exaggeration to say that education has made the Caribbean what it is today. From rebellion, through emancipation, to the creation of unions and political parties, in revolution and the thirst for independence, education has been the common stream that enabled the flood of change. Today, however, despite

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PUERTO MORELOS — As the sun rises in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state, home to the white sandy beaches of Cancun and Tulum, Rear Admiral Alejandro Lopez Zenteno readies his sailors for another day of dragging rafts of brown seaweed to shore and out of view of cocktail-sipping tourists. Zenteno heads

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a surprise move, DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol suddenly lifted a 20-year-old moratorium on new commercial fishing licenses, leaving fishers stunned and concerned that federal regulators could cut seasons short or restrict fishing grounds altogether if annual catch limits are exceeded. “DPNR is excited about lifting the

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