DOJ, PSC Present Budgets to Finance

The Committee on Finance, chaired by Senator Clifford Graham, hosted a meeting to receive testimony from the Department of Justice, the Public Services Commission and the Office of Veterans Affairs relative to the FY2017 budget, last week at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. The Department of Justice presented a proposed budget consisting of $15,531,583…

Employees at Cinnamon & Trunk Face Layoffs

As Caneel Bay Resort completes the final months of its management of concessions at Cinnamon Bay Campground (in August) and Trunk Bay Beach (in September), 32 employees are facing layoffs. The news came as a shock to many of the employees. “We heard about the layoffs from the media before they told us,” said one…

VI-SBDC Gets Accreditation

VI Small Business Development Center Training’s next course, Developing Your Business Plan, will be held Wednesday, August 17 on St. Thomas. Visit www.sdbcvi.org to register. America’s Small Business Development Center Network re-accredited the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center, (VI-SBDC) this spring, thereby affirming the center’s viability in assisting new and existing entrepreneurs in the…

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UVI Offering Project Training this Month

Virtually every organization has to manage projects, but the key is to manage a project efficiently, on schedule and on budget. To help local businesses and organizations successfully manage their projects, the UVICELL Center will be hosting the Fundamentals of Project Management course. The three-day, introductory course will be 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on…

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St. John Festival 2016

St. John Tradewinds News photos by Yelena Rogers. From glittering royalty to towering moko jumbies and feathered troupes, the St. John Festival 2016 parade was a sight to see. Crowds packed the streets of Cruz Bay as St. John Festival Queen, Festival Princess, twirlers, moko jumbies, and costumed troupes from St. Thomas and Love City…

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