Category: Business News

IBEX CARES: Jamaican Team Raises $6,462.69 To Help Co-Worker Who Lost Her Legs

KINGSTON — IBEX, a leading global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer engagement technology solutions, today announced its team in Jamaica raised $6,462.69 ($1 million Jamaican dollars) to help pay for new prosthetic legs for teammate Charmonique Willis. Willis lost her legs when she was two years old and needs new prosthetics. “I […]

GERS Chief Preparing $7.7 Million Lawsuit Against WAPA For Payment Failures

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government Employees Retirement System of the Virgin Islands is preparing a lawsuit against the financially-strapped Water and Power Authority for about $7.7 million in past due money. At issue are past due employees’ and employer’s contributions and employees’ loans as well interest on these sums. WAPA has failed to forward the […]

Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort and Casino To Hold Job Fair Tomorrow

TEAGUE BAY — Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino will be hosting a job fair tomorrow, The job fair will be held Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Divi Carina Bay Casino Banquet Room. Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino suggests you “bring a resume” with you. “Great pay, medical […]

VIPA and Royal Caribbean Host Conference At Seatrade Cruise Global Convention Today

MIAMI —The U.S. Virgin Islands is positioning itself for growth in the cruising industry. Under the leadership of Commissioner of Tourism, Joseph Boschulte, the territory attended SeaTrade in Florida starting on Monday. The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) and Royal Caribbean Group will host a press conference at the Seatrade Cruise Global Convention today at […]

Social Security Administration Resumes In-Person Services At Local SSA Offices

We are pleased to announce that local Social Security offices are offering more in-person appointments and have resumed in-person services for people without an appointment. To avoid waiting in line, we strongly encourage people, who can, to use our online services at, call us, and schedule appointments in advance rather than walking in without […]

Will The U.S. Virgin Islands Eventually Recognize The Value of An Online Casino Licensing System Much Like Curacao?

Although land-based casinos are legal in the US Virgin Islands, this unincorporated and organized territory of the United States has chosen not to license online casinos at the present time. An expert that we spoke to from this site believes the U.S. Virgin Islands may be missing out on a good opportunity by not adopting […]

Analysis: Ukraine-Related Price Jolts Threaten Cuba’s Already Tepid Recovery

HAVANA — The Russian invasion of Ukraine is making Cuba’s three-year-old foreign exchange crisis worse as import costs jump, undermining an incipient recovery and threatening more hardship for residents, according to economic experts and businessmen. Vital imports including fuel and grains have seen prices soar between 25 percent and 40 percent this year, putting new […]

Johnny Depp Calls Amber Heard Allegations ‘Heinous,’ Says He Never Struck Her

FAIRFAX — Actor Johnny Depp testified today that he never struck his ex-wife Amber Heard and was challenging her accusations in a $50 million defamation case in part to protect his children from false information about his behavior. Speaking softly and slowly, Depp said in a Virginia courtroom that it was a “complete shock” about […]

AARP’s Guide To The Virgin Islands National Park

No passport needed for Americans visiting this gorgeous tourist haven on St. John  CRUZ BAY — With idyllic, undeveloped white-sand beaches and sea turtles, eagle rays and schools of multicolored fish parading just a short swim from shore, Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) is a paradise on Earth — specifically on St. John. Billionaire Laurance […]

See’s Candies Must Face Worker’s COVID Lawsuit After Cali High Court Denies Appeal

SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court will not review a novel ruling that said a candymaker can be sued by an employee who claims she contracted COVID-19 at work and spread it to her husband, who died. Trade groups have warned the lawsuit could spur limitless liability for businesses, but the court on Wednesday denied […]