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Tag Archives: USVI

  1. Applications Open for the Third Cohort of USVI Based Tech Startup Accelerator, Accelerate VI

    The University of the Virgin Island’s (UVI) Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced today that applications are now open for the 2021 cohort of Accelerate VI (AVI), a startup accelerator which supports the growth of the local tech ecosystem by helping tech entrepreneurs scale their businesses in the USVI. The program seeks to attract companies […]

    August 3, 2021EducationNo comments

    Employees of Goddard Enterprises Ltd. (GEL) around the region have pulled out all the stops to assist colleagues and others in the Caribbean who have been hit by the passage of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. “I really want to commend the staff because though many of them had personal damage to their homes and […]

    September 26, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. 26 writers in new Virgin Islands book, launches in Tortola for Heritage Week 2016

    Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the Virgin Islands, A New Anthology Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, launched in Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI) over the weekend, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The book of 26 poets and spoken word artists from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost […]

    November 21, 2016BooksNo comments
  4. The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network & Seaborne Airlines Enter Into a Public-Private Partnership in USVI

    The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new partnership with Seaborne Airlines. Free Wi-Fi service is now available to all Seaborne Seaplane passengers traveling between St. Croix and St. Thomas. Travelers can now experience the fastest broadband speeds in the Virgin Islands and Caribbean free of […]

    August 3, 2015Technology1 comment
  5. “A Night of Poetry and Fiction” presented in conjunction w/Texas A&M University; Callaloo Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters & UWI’s Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

    Ravi Howard received the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008 for the novel Like Trees, Walking, a fictionalized account of a true story, the 1981 lynching of a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama. Howard was a finalist for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in […]

    May 11, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Seaborne Airlines Announces Expansion of the American Airlines Codeshare Agreement to U.S. Virgin Islands

    Seaborne Airlines has great opportunities for customers traveling to, or from, the US Virgin Islands. Effective immediately, Seaborne’s codeshare partnership with American Airlines has been expanded to include both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Customers booking Seaborne travel on the American Airlines website or through a travel agent, can now accrue AAdvantage miles flying between the St. Thomas […]

    April 18, 2015TravelNo comments

    Divi Southwinds Resort will host the 5th Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair – Barbados to be held March 11-15, 2015. CaFA Fair opens on Wednesday, March 11, 6-9 pm with a Gala Reception featuring a live musical performance by Terry “Mexican” Arthur, and presentation of the CaFA Fair Special Award of Merit to […]

    February 17, 2015Galleries2 comments
  8. “The Caribbean Writer” announces its Volume 28 Prize Winners

    The Caribbean Writer announces its 2014 annual prize winners for Volume 28, which highlights time, place and memories. Topping the list of prizes is The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize ($500) for new or emerging writers. This annual prize is donated by Marvin’s widow, Dasil Williams, in honor of her late husband who served as […]

    February 1, 2015BooksNo comments
  9. US Virgin Islands Governor-Elect has named his Cabinet

    Kenneth Mapp has named the members of his Cabinet, who will be sworn in as the US Virgin Islands Governor on Monday… The Governor-Elect defeated US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen in a run-off election to win the Governorship. Mapp will serve with Osbert E. Potter as his Lieutenant Governor. The new Cabinet […]

    January 4, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  10. Trinidadian artiste Champeon unleashes groovy Soca track “2nite”

    Trinidadian Soca artiste Champeon has released his groovy Soca contender entitled ‘2nite’ which by several accounts is geared to be a true ladies anthem with its catchy hooks and attention-grabbing instrumentation. Champeon whose real name is Ronnel Ramirez is based in South Carolina and collaborated with US Virgin Islands crooner Adam O for this latest […]

    December 26, 2014MusicNo comments
  11. Seaborne Announces an Interline Agreement with United Airlines

    Seaborne Airlines announced the introduction of a new interline agreement with United Airlines providing customers convenient connections between the networks of United and Seaborne Airlines. Now customers have the convenience of purchasing a single ticket for United and Seaborne Airlines services, checking baggage at their origination to their final destination, and easy connections at Luis […]

    September 30, 2014TravelNo comments
  12. “Decriminalisation & Legalisation of Marijuana: Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Panel Discussion”

    Thanks for asking CARPHA to participate in this panel and speak on the public health perspective on decrimimalization and legalization of marijuana. I guess I can summarise in one sentence: “Proceed with an abundance of caution, given the significant adverse effects of cannabis smoking on health and social and occupational functioning, and especially so among […]

    September 19, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments

    Barbados has been elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the election as Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy. The election took place on 17 September in St. Thomas, USVI during the CTO’s Annual General Meeting. Reacting to the announcement, Mr. Sealy stated, “I look forward to putting my very best […]

    September 17, 2014Featured, TravelNo comments
  14. What ForEx is lost? Marijuana tourism debate at C.T.O’s State of the Industry Conference in USVI

    The notion or reality of marijuana tourism will be discussed at the upcoming State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in the USVI next week. Expert presenters will debate issues related to the subject as part of a broader discussion on medical, health and wellness tourism. The debate surrounding marijuana tourism has taken a sharper focus […]

    September 9, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments
  15. Miss Humanity International Launch 2014 – Ms U.S. Virgin Islands (Energy)

    At the St Leonard’s Boys School Auditorium this weekend, 24/08/2014, the Miss Humanity International pageant is by far, the most extensive pageantry effort in promoting the host nation’s tourism industry. Hosting it in Barbados enables the country to reveal to the world its many beautiful facets, from the bustling cities, the idyllic towns to the […]

    August 20, 2014Fashion, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Seaborne Appoints New Director of Business Development & Marketing

    Gary Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne Airlines, announced the appointment of airline industry veteran Hector “Tato” Montanez as the regional carrier’s new Director of Marketing and Sales. In his new position, Montanez will be in charge of overseeing the airline’s marketing and sales initiatives in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. “Seaborne has […]

    July 23, 2014BusinessNo comments
  17. “The Caribbean Writer” announces its Volume 27 Prize Winners

    The Caribbean Writer has announced its annual prize winners from Volume 27, which highlights music and visual arts. Topping the list is a new annual prize: The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize ($500) awarded to an author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean. This new annual prize is donated by Governor, John P. […]

    July 10, 2014BooksNo comments
  18. Regional Disaster Relief Unit ends week of training with field exercise

    “A clear understanding of roles, responsibilities, functions and rules of engagement during relief operations is extremely important for the members of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) and this is emphasized during their annual training,” said Joanne Persad, Manager, Response and Recovery, CDEMA as the CDRU ended a week of training with field exercises in […]

    March 31, 2014Education, NatureNo comments

    Event partners include Barbados Tourism Authority; Barbados National Cultural Foundation; BMW; Caribbean Tourism Organization; Intimate Hotels of Barbados; Laparkan Shipping; Lush Life Resort and Naniki Restaurant.

    March 16, 2014Photo Gallery, SculptureNo comments
  20. Seaborne Airlines Announces Move of Headquarters to Puerto Rico

    Seaborne Airlines just announced it reached agreement with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to relocate corporate headquarters from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as part of a multi-faceted arrangement. Under the agreement, Puerto Rico will take an equity position in the airline and have two seats on the Board […]

    December 19, 2013TravelNo comments

    Digicel launched its ‘Roam Like Yuh Home‘ roaming plan, making it easier and more affordable for customers to stay connected with family and friends while travelling overseas. Now, Digicel’s prepaid and postpaid customers can Talk, Text and Surf while roaming in the USA, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands at rates similar to what they […]

    September 8, 2013Technology, TravelNo comments
  22. LIAT’s operations continue to be affected by numerous challenges

    LIAT wishes to advise that its operations continue to be affected by numerous challenges throughout its network. The Company is currently modernizing its fleet by replacing all of its Dash 8 Aircraft with ATR Aircraft. During this transition, LIAT continues to operate its scheduled passenger and cargo service and carry out scheduled and unscheduled maintenance […]

    August 12, 2013TravelNo comments
  23. Barbadian Ad Agency triumphs: 2013 Caribbean ADDY Winners Announced After Historic Submission Record

    The Caribbean Advertising Federation, (CAF), President, Renae Quinton with Electric Villages, Inc., in Barbados today announced the 2013 Caribbean Advertising Federation ADDY Award winners in a release to media, members and entrants. The CAF is a member of the American Advertising Federation, (AAF), which represents thousands of advertising companies in the United States and the […]

    March 9, 2013BusinessNo comments
  24. “Rum, Rivalry, Resistance” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade Ministers issued a statement on 11 December stating that “CARICOM countries continue to have serious concerns about the threat to the competitiveness of Caribbean rum in the United States market resulting from the massive subsidies provided by the Governments of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico to […]

    December 23, 2012Agriculture, EditorialNo comments
  25. CTO announces Aviation Commmittee to facilitate air transportation to & throughout the Caribbean

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the international agency responsible for leading the development of Caribbean tourism, has announced a highly focused CTO Aviation Committee to facilitate air transportation into and throughout the Caribbean and to enhance airlift. Particular emphasis will be placed on CTO member-countries. The Committee is being co-chaired by the former CTO chairman, […]

    November 19, 2012Business, TravelNo comments