USVI

Former USVI senator searches for the identity of the ‘1855 mysterious mulatto from the Danish West Indies’

6 months ago Editor Comments Off on Former USVI senator searches for the identity of the ‘1855 mysterious mulatto from the Danish West Indies’
ST CROIX, USVI — The people of Denmark and the US Virgin Islands – art historians, museum directors, archivists, researchers, former colonial families, genealogists, and the general public – are being asked to help uncover the identity of arguably the most mysterious woman in European colonial art. En Mulatinde by C. Felsing, 1855, oil on Read More

Duff Upsets USVI’S Nicolosi In BVI Dinghy Championships

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BVI Dinghy Championships winner, Rayne Duff, of the BVI, left, St. Thomas’ Mia Nicolosi and Puerto Rico’s Jose Auturo Diaz By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway Rayne Duff capitalized on Mia Nicolosi’s miscues, in her quest to become the first BVI Dinghy Championships 3-peat champion, opening the door for him to win the event that wrapped Read More

USVI, Airbnb sign first tax agreement in the Caribbean

6 months ago Editor Comments Off on USVI, Airbnb sign first tax agreement in the Caribbean
From left: Attorney Tamarah Parson-Smalls, BIR Director Marvin Pickering, Governor Kenneth Mapp, Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty, and Shawn Sullivan and Carlos Muñoz of Airbnb at Friday’s press conference on St Thomas ST THOMAS, USVI — The government of the US Virgin Islands and Airbnb have confirmed the first tax agreement in the Caribbean, which Read More

USVI governor greatly concerned by legislature’s errors

6 months ago Editor Comments Off on USVI governor greatly concerned by legislature’s errors
ST THOMAS, USVI — Problems with legislation considered during last week’s special session were largely due to errors made at the US Virgin Islands Senate. In a letter sent on Monday to Senate President Myron Jackson, Governor Kenneth Mapp responded to concerns raised on the Senate floor, and later reported in the media, that the Read More

USVI raises minimum wage on par with highest rates in the US

6 months ago Editor Comments Off on USVI raises minimum wage on par with highest rates in the US
ST THOMAS, USVI — The minimum wage in the US Virgin Islands will join the top ten states in having the highest minimum wage in the United States. Beginning on June 1, 2017, the administration will raise both public and private workers minimum pay to $9.50 per hour, putting it on par with New York Read More

Landmark USVI horseracing deal stalled

7 months ago Editor Comments Off on Landmark USVI horseracing deal stalled
ST THOMAS, USVI — Lack of timely action by the legislature may jeopardize a $30 million private investment in the US Virgin Islands’ horseracing industry. Amendments to the landmark agreement ratified last year with local casino operator VIGL to revitalize the territory’s horseracing industry must be approved in order for the project to move forward. Read More

Bermuda Golfers Win Kitty Michael Invitational

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The Bermuda team put on an impressive display to win the Kitty Michael International Invitational Golf Tournament in St. Croix USVI, Low Gross Division. The Bermuda team of Valerie Nearon, Katrin Burnie, Katyna Rabain, Cindy Radzlaff, Ann Symonds, Tracy Burgess, Liz Carpio, and Kathy Lloyd-Hines finished 14 strokes ahead of Puerto Rico, and also finished Read More

Six boaters rescued off the USVI

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of the cruise ship Zenith rescued six men on Monday during a search and rescue operation involving three vessels in waters between St Thomas and St Croix, US Virgin Islands. One boater was hoisted by the crew of a Read More

CARIBBEAN: PriceSmart borrows US$12m to finance T&T operations

7 months ago Editor Comments Off on CARIBBEAN: PriceSmart borrows US$12m to finance T&T operations
TRINIDAD EXPRESS – Warehouse shopping giant PriceSmart has borrowed US$12 million from Citibank to finance its operations in US dollar-starved Trinidad and Tobago. In its US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing on April 6, PriceSmart said: “The company has evaluated all events subsequent to the balance sheet date of February 28, 2017, through the date Read More

Former USVI senator presents arguments for Danish reparations and apology

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on Former USVI senator presents arguments for Danish reparations and apology
1884 oil on canvas painting by Danish artist Th. Jessen of the harbor of Christiansted, St Croix (Private collection of Wayne James) By Wayne James ST CROIX, USVI — League for league, square mile for square mile, the Caribbean archipelago is the world’s most international region. There, since the 15th century, the Old and New Read More