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US Virgin Islands Governor, Governor-Elect Talk Transition

 Above: the talks in Charlotte Amalie on Tuesday By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met Tuesday with Governor-Elect Kenneth Mapp to discuss the ongoing transition of government ahead of Mapp’s inauguration in January. It …

Lease Agreement Signed For New Hotel Project in US Virgin lslands

 Above: Water Island By the Caribbean Journal staff A long-dormant Caribbean island is getting a major development boost. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has approved a lease agreement for the Water Island Development Company for the redevelopment of …

US Virgin Islands Elects New Governor

 Above: Governor-Elect Ken Mapp By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has its newest leader. The US Virgin Islands elected a new Governor this week, choosing Kenneth Mapp in a run-off election on Tuesday night. Mapp’s election concluded a three-month …

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 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journals staff The United States Virgin Islands has officially endorsed the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Governor John de Jongh announced. The CCI, which was launched in 2008 with support from the Nature Conservancy, …

 Above: Governor John de Jongh with cruise executives last week in St Croix (Photo: OG USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff A high-level team of executives met last week in St Croix for a high-level cruise industry conference. The group …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, the United States Virgin Islands lost its primary provider of fuel when it was announced that the HOVENSA oil refinery would be shuttering. That was only part …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands-based Orbitel is planning a $70 million investment to build a fibre-optic network in the territory. The network will reportedly be available to all homes in the USVI. The company …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh left for Denmark Saturday for a week-long trip that will include economic development and research meetings. It is the …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh and FEMA Assistant Administrator Damon Penn By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands hosted a delegation of officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a briefing this week. USVI Governor John …

 Above: St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands will beginning work Feb. 11 on a planned revitalization project of downtown Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas. USVI officials met last week to discuss the project with merchants …

 Above: the HOVENSA refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the United States Virgin Islands and HOVENSA have agreed to extend an interim agreement to make fuel available as the two sides negotiate on the future of what …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has signed on to a letter urging US leaders to prevent the looming “fiscal cliff.” The letter was addressed …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh on USVI/BVI Friendship Day (Photo: OG) The neighbouring United States Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands marked the 39th edition of USVI/BVI Friendship Day this week. The event, which was established in 1972, aims …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh at a meeting with viNGN (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands is continuing its push to build a high-speed broadband internet infrastructure in the territory. USVI …

 Above: the Alexander A Farrelly Justice Centre in St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has nominated three attorneys as Superior Court Judges. Denise Hinds has been nominated as a judge in the …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network has awarded a series of contracts to local firms to begin the process of building the USVI’s broadband internet …

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority sold $146 million of Matching Fund Bonds last week, a bond issue that raised $130 million to fund the government’s operating costs for three fiscal …

 Above: the Cyril E King Airport in St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ Port Authority has received $8.77 million in funding for aviation projects at the Cyril King Airport in St Thomas. The funding, …