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Six boaters rescued off the USVI

10 months ago Editor Comments Off on Six boaters rescued off the USVI
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

10 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

11 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

US Coast Guard offloads $44.5 million of seized cocaine in USVI and Puerto Rico

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on US Coast Guard offloads $44.5 million of seized cocaine in USVI and Puerto Rico
The US Coast Guard offloaded approximately 929 kilograms of cocaine on March 21, 2017, in St Croix, US Virgin Islands and another 400 kilograms of cocaine March 19, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offloads come following two at-sea interdictions by the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon March 15, 2017, in international waters near Read More

Suspect in custody in connection with rash of fires in USVI

12 months ago Editor Comments Off on Suspect in custody in connection with rash of fires in USVI
ST THOMAS, USVI — An FBI official has confirmed that a suspect is in custody in connection with a rash of fires overnight on St Thomas, one of which destroyed the United States Navy’s Recruitment office in Nisky Center. The Virgin Islands Fire Service reports that its personnel from Hotel Company responded to the first Read More

Interior remits $231.5 M rum taxes to USVI

12 months ago Editor Comments Off on Interior remits $231.5 M rum taxes to USVI
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Acting Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has approved an adjustment payment of $18,173,711 million to the U.S. Virgin Islands government for fiscal year 2016 rum excise tax actuals. The amount has been certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and represents the final rum excise tax payment owed to the Read More

Newly released etiquette book for men by former USVI senator receives stellar reviews from critics

12 months ago Editor Comments Off on Newly released etiquette book for men by former USVI senator receives stellar reviews from critics
Manly Manners author and former US Virgin Islands senator Wayne James on hilltop overlooking Trunk Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands Manly Manners: Lifestyle & Modern Etiquette for the Young Man of the 21st Century by fashion designer and former US Virgin Islands senator Wayne James is garnering stellar reviews from the publishing industry’s most Read More

USVI governor issues executive order to reduce operating costs to protect essential services

1 year ago Editor Comments Off on USVI governor issues executive order to reduce operating costs to protect essential services
ST THOMAS, USVI — By executive order, US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has taken major steps to reduce the cost of government operations, given that cash revenues flowing into the treasury are insufficient to meet current expenses. Governor Kenneth Mapp Noting that the 32nd Legislature continues to deliberate on his five-year economic recovery plan, Read More

USVI governor submits Timeshare Act to Senate

1 year ago Editor Comments Off on USVI governor submits Timeshare Act to Senate
ST THOMAS, USVI — US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has submitted to Senate President Myron Jackson a proposed bill known as the “Virgin Islands Timeshare Act.” The Bill is the product of a cooperative effort between the USVI government and the timeshare industry, and has been crafted to benefit the government, the timeshare industry, Read More

USVI governor submits proposed revenue enhancement and economic recovery legislation

1 year ago Editor Comments Off on USVI governor submits proposed revenue enhancement and economic recovery legislation
ST THOMAS, USVI — Governor Kenneth Mapp has formally submitted to the 32nd US Virgin Islands Legislature his proposed “Virgin Islands Revenue Enhancement and Economic Recovery Act of 2017”, which he said is “designed to identify concrete proposals to close the gap in the continuing structural deficits, to curtail continuous borrowing to meet operating expenditures, Read More