Tag: Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

King of the Wing Competition Draws Hundreds To Magens Bay

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Whether you like savory, spicy or sweet the King of the Wing event in St. Thomas delivered! The annual chicken wings cooking competition was attended by hundreds at Magens Bay beach on Saturday. And if the wings weren’t enough, the entertainment certainly brought it for this jam-packed event. Congratulations are in order […]

CDC Scraps COVID Warning For Cruise Travel After 2 Years

ATLANTA —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday removed its COVID-19 notice against cruise travel, around two years after introducing a warning scale showing the level of coronavirus transmission risk on cruise ships. The move offers a shot of hope to major U.S. cruise operators such as Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean Group […]

VIPA Welcomes Frontier Airlines As It Lands At St. Thomas Airport Saturday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Frontier Airlines is now offering service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas every Saturday.  This is the third route the airline has added to the USVI since it began service to the territory in February of this year. Virgin Islands Port Authority and Virgin Islands Department of Tourism officials welcomed […]

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Daughter’s $70K Contract Might Be Nepotism, But It Is No ‘Conflict,’ AG Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You know what they say — when it comes to getting ahead in life — it is not what you know …. but who you know — especially in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A government contract between the Attorney General’s daughter and the Tourism Department has raised questions of nepotism and conflict […]

SENATOR BLYDEN: ‘We Have To Be Vigilant That COVID-19 Doesn’t Enter USVI Through St. Thomas Cruise Ship Port’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas Senator Marvin Blyden has issued a letter to Senate President Novelle Francis requesting that he schedule an immediate meeting of the Committee of the Whole to discuss issues surrounding COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. Senator Blyden expressed his concerns about the risks the ongoing outbreak poses to public […]