Category: Business News

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 […]

Social Security Administration Releases Equity Action Plan

The Social Security Administration released its first Equity Action Plan on Thursday, supporting President Biden’s whole-of-government equity agenda to advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all. On January 20, 2021, The President signed an Executive Order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The Executive Order […]

How To Change Your Name On Your Social Security Card

A Social Security number is important because you need it to work, collect Social Security benefits, and receive certain government services. The information on your Social Security card must always be up-to-date and correct. If you legally change your name or surname(s) because of marriage, divorce, court order, or any other reason, you must tell […]

Governor Says Online St. Croix Refinery Could Be Key To Relieving National Gas Price Crisis

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement about the potential for the St. Croix refinery to assist the United States in its national gas price relief efforts: “The United States faces unprecedented challenges on the energy front. Supply chain issues associated with the pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and general inflationary […]

CUSTOMERS SAY: Liberty Mobile Is The Worst Long Distance Phone Service In The USVI!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “It stinks!” That’s what customers of Liberty Mobile in St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Water Island think about the San Juan, Puerto Rico-based long distance telephone service. Liberty Mobile customers have complained about “drop zones” in St. Thomas and St. Croix where in process phone calls are dropped automatically when […]

Governor Bryan Presents $90 Million As First Installment From Bond Sale For GERS

Almost $600 million to be given to GERS through 2024 with $3.8 billion to be paid into the pension system over the next three decades CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan today presented a check for almost $90 million to the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) as the first installment of payments that will go […]