Tag: West Indian Company Limited (WICO)

USVI To Relax COVID-19 Restrictions So More Cruise Ships Can Visit The Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As cases onboard cruise ships continue to drop, the government will relax the entry requirements for cruise liners to enter the area and visit the territory.  Although cruise ships accounted for tens of thousands of passengers visiting the islands daily before the pandemic, the strict regulations that have been in place coupled […]

Frequent Cancellations Lead WICO To Wipe February Cruise Ship Schedule From Its Website

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The West Indian Company announced that due to the frequent COVID related cancellations, the February 2022 ship schedule has been removed from its website, the Virgin Islands Port Authority said on Facebook. For weekly ship traffic information, please email their Marine Director Mark Sabino at [email protected] This is a temporary move until […]

Tourism Commissioner’s Calm Kept Cruise Ship In Port After Havensight Shooting

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte had to personally intervene to keep a cruise ship berthed at the West Indian Company dock from not leaving early after the Havensight Mall shooting that left two people injured on Saturday.  Crystal Serenity, carrying 375 guests and over 200 crew members, had just docked early Saturday morning. […]

St. Thomas Man Shot While Driving On Brookman Road This Morning

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was shot while driving along the main road connecting downtown to the main cruise ship port just before midnight. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Brookman Road at 11:49 p.m. Sunday to investigate an apparent shooting incident, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Security personnel in […]

St. Thomas Man Who Takes Bat And Knife To Victim Near Cruise Ship Dock Arrested

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who allegedly hit a person with a bat and threatened them with a knife near the cruise ship dock was arrested Tuesday, authorities said. Shakim Gumbs, 39, of the Estate Bovoni Apartments, was arrested at 7:49 a.m. on September 28 and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands […]

Two Local Tourism Heroes Honored By Carnival Cruise Line, WICO and Government

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials from Carnival Cruise Line, the West Indian Company Limited (WICO) and the local government honored St. Thomians Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan, Jr. for rescuing a wheelchair-bound cruise passenger who accidentally fell off WICO’s dock at Havensight cruise facility on Saturday. Hamilton and Donovan were recognized Monday in a ceremony held aboard Carnival […]

TROUBLE IN PARADISE: Antiguan PM Gaston Browne Puts His Foot In His Mouth … St. Thomas Might Benefit

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Chaos in Antigua’s cruise industry could be a boon for the territory, West Indian Co. Ltd. officials said this weekend. Antigua has undertaken the renovation and privatization of its port through the Turkish-based company Global Ports Holding, which operates several European cruise ports. Carnival Cruise Line, which operates Holland America and Princess […]

Mapp Says He Leaves Tomorrow For Seatrade Cruise Global Conference in Fort Lauderdale

  [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he will leave tomorrow to meet with cruise industry leaders ahead of the annual Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter will serve as acting governor until Mapp’s return to the Virgin Islands on Monday. During Mapp’s brief visit, he […]