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 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 …

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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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Business After Hours set for Thursday on St. Thomas

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…

GERS ambassador program

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.

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.

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