PHILADELPHIA — Janet Wischnia has been working in her family’s wholesale bedding and bath linens business, ATD-American, for nearly half of its 88-year history, 10 years as president.
DETROIT — The 2020 Ford Explorer will offer tires that patch their own holes. Drivers may not even know they ran over a nail, but here’s what they should know:
The Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association has announced that Captain Morgan Rum and Stoli Vodka, distributed in the U.S. Virgin Islands by Bellows International and the West Indies Company, respectively, are the official liquors of the USVI Charter Yacht Show.
JetBlue has been named the number one domestic airline in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2019. Each year, the readers of Travel + Leisure, the largest travel brand in the United States, vote on their favorite airlines, destinations, hotels and more.
The UVI Research and Technology has announced that it has attracted two new technology companies to the territory and announced contributions of more than $1 million for UVI scholarships and programs from its current clients so far in fiscal year 2019.
With a new layout and renovations after Hurricane Irma now completed, Mongoose Junction on St. John welcomes 18° 64° The Restaurant in the large airy space at its center, the perfect setting for a laid back yet tasteful dining experience.
A tragic accident and a faulty rhinestone dog collar are at the center of a court drama that could have far-reaching effects on how products are sold online.
The UVI Research and Technology Park announced last week that it has entered into a technical assistance contract with the National Development Council to support, develop and assist in the implementation of economic and community development programs and prepare proposals to expand access t…
St. Maarten hotel association executive Wyb Meijer, Aruban guest experience supervisor Berlinda Engelhardt and Puerto Rican security supervisor Luis de Jesus were named among three Caribbean tourism industry stakeholders who have exemplified excellence across the region’s bread and butter in…
Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina in the British Virgin Islands has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for the wine program at the resort’s signature fine-dining restaurant, Cardamom & Co. The Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards is an international competition …
Millennials may have given rise to the hustle culture, but when it comes to putting in hours in the gig economy, Baby Boomers might have them beat.
Culebra, one of the Spanish Virgin Islands just to our west, has long been known as an ultimate hideaway, but getting there often presented more of a challenge than it was worth — until now.
Leading tourism stakeholders from the Bahamas and St. Lucia took top honors at the recent Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) awards celebration before a packed house at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
The federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal for the sixth consecutive year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, awarding 25.05% in federal contract dollars to small businesses, totaling $120.8 billion — an increase from the previous fiscal yea…
Karyn Alexander has joined the BVI Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration and will serve as Minister Vincent Wheatley’s social media accounts manager.
It looked like yet another example of Big Tech’s overreach, a David-and-Goliath story pitting a massive internet platform against powerless individuals.
New restrictions on Airbnb and similar services in Los Angeles went into effect last week, driven by complaints that an explosion of short-term rentals has turned apartment buildings into hotels and pinched the city’s already tight housing supply.
Older workers blasted through another milestone recently. The civilian labor force participation rate among people 65 and older stood at 20% in May, according to an analysis last month of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by advocacy group AARP.
Last week, Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s first-ever destination marketing organization, celebrated its one-year anniversary, announcing that tourism is the strongest it’s ever been, as the destination tracks towards a record-breaking year.
You’re locked in a room with one hour to find clues and solve puzzles to unlock the door to freedom. That’s the goal with “Xcape: A Pop-Up Escape Room (Virgin Islands),” a new summer adventure on St. Thomas that will have groups of Virgin Islanders and tourists alike matching their wits agai…
The auto industry’s profit party is winding down, imperiling jobs, plants and products in a scramble to embrace electrified and self-driving vehicles.
American Airlines could outsource another 5,000 union maintenance and fleet service workers, said one of the unions representing those workers.
Five Caribbean countries and territories, including the USVI, were recognized for their early achievement of the ambitious marine protection target they committed to when joining the Caribbean Challenge Initiative. The 20-by-20 Conservation Goal challenges members to conserve and manage at l…
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Caribbean Area Acting Director Juan Hernández has announced early sign-up for fiscal year 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding to address producers’ natural resource concerns.
From the harsh chemicals that can run off into surrounding oceans to the plastic bottles that cleaners come in piling up in the landfill once they’re discarded, keeping one’s home or vacation rental clean can be tough on the island’s ecosystem. It’s a problem frequent visitors Brian and Jean…
Barbados was named the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year, while Jason Thomas Ao of the Cayman Islands was crowned Caribbean Chef of the Year when the 2019 Taste of the Caribbean competition results were announced last week at Hyatt Regency Miami.
BVI Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie attended the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting and the inaugural UK/OT International Trade Summit in the Cayman Islands last week.
Two U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority employees were recognized as the 2019 USVI Employees of the Year for their dedication to public service at the 30th annual Public Service Recognition Week award ceremonies.
Expanding the areas of study for which it would provide financial support, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s education charity now has a new name. The CTO Foundation, launched in 1989 to assist Caribbean nationals pursuing further studies in tourism/hospitality and languages, is now offic…
With the start of hurricane season this month, Airbnb and long-term recovery groups are teaming up this week to provide preparedness training for homeowners in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Coffee lovers tend to be passionate about their cup of java, and Ramsey Smith is no exception. He and his wife, Cathy, have made it their business to bring exotic beans and rich flavors to the islands — literally.
Starting today, the Virgin Islands Education Department’s Division of Human Resources, in partnership with the Division of Personnel, will migrate to a new online human resource management system.
AT&T reports that the company invested more than $15 million in its U.S. Virgin Islands wireless network from 2016 to 2018 to boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office will hold a “Federal Contracting Opportunities Bootcamp” on St. Thomas on Thursday as part of the its 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged sma…
The size and scale of deals facilitated by the British Virgin Islands’ international business and financial center have increased both in value and quality as the BVI reports its strongest incorporation numbers in three years.
PHILADELPHIA — Advertisers and companies trying to expand their marketing, take heed: There’s a new way to reach customers, starting with something called “advanced television.”
DETROIT — The U.S. auto industry is heading toward a nearly 30% decrease in sales by 2022, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst predicts.
American Airlines will be adding a second weekly service from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Argyle International Airport (SVD) serving St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Veteran tourism executive John Bell will receive the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Icon of Hospitality Award at the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), taking place at the Hyatt Regency Miami this weekend.
Organizers of the USVI Charter Yacht Show, set for Nov. 11 to 14 at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, have announced that Offshore Marine, the Yamaha distributor and Caribe Inflatables importer to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, has been named the show’s official supplier of outboard engines an…
Diageo USVI has announced that it will match all donations to fund the St. Croix Environmental Association’s SEA Creatures summer program, matching gifts up to $2,500.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner designee Joseph Boschulte has asserted that local people and local experiences have become the biggest draw for travelers to the territory.
Guardian Insurance Company has again been recognized as the “Caribbean Insurer of the Year” by “Reactions,” the leading publication of the global insurance and reinsurance industry, at its recent 2019 Reactions Magazine Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton has announced the launch of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition.