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January 25th, 2021
USVI receives 2nd direct stimulus payments from US Treasury


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has received its portion of the stimulus funds to be issued to US Virgin Islanders as part of the second coronavirus relief package signed into law by former President Donald J. Trump late December 2020, revealed Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett.

October 18th, 2020
69 small businesses receive grant from Rotary Club of Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 69 small businesses have benefitted from a $100,000 grant programme initiated by the Rotary Club of Tortola to assist persons affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

September 10th, 2020
Applications open for Unite BVI’s Kickstart Small Business Loans

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Applications for the Unite BVI Kickstart Small Business Loan Programme are now open to entrepreneurs planning to start a business, or to expand an already existing business that is going to have positive impact on the environment or our communities.

March 7th, 2019
“Our people must come first” – Premier Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance and Tourism Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has announced a plethora of initiatives aimed at fulfilling his campaign promises of providing 1000 jobs for persons and to raise the economic standing of the Territory.

December 24th, 2018
Premier tells entrepreneurs to expand beyond borders

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, Vl - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is appealing to local entrepreneurs to expand beyond the borders of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 21st, 2018
Entrepreneurs warned of ‘time management’ as Trade Expo opens

WICKHAM'S CAY, Tortola, VI – Small Business owners were reminded that 'time is precious,' as the Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs Business Essentials Workshop and Small Business EXPO opened today, Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Moorings Marina Inn on Tortola.

December 18th, 2018
Trade Dept pushing “shop local” initiative for VI businesses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Business owners are being encouraged to participate in an upcoming workshop and trade show being organised by the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs to be held on Friday, December 21, 2018.

April 4th, 2017
Get rid of fear & ignorance – Mrs Karia J. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leveraging businesses through sustainability, innovation and financial accountability is the theme for Trade Entrepreneurial Week 2017 and Director of Trade and Promotional Investment Mrs Karia J. Christopher wants to see the true spirit of business awaken across the territory.

August 27th, 2016
Online stores will hurt economy; kill small businesses- John Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A clarion call has been made to local consumers, Government and the private sector to have a dialogue on the "very serious" issue of online stores like Amazon competing with local stores.

June 22nd, 2016
Minimum wage increase to $8.35 takes effect in USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of yesterday, June 21, 2016, the minimum wage in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) rose from $7.25 to $8.35, thanks to a bill authored by Senator Jean Forde and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in March.

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