Jae Phillip isn’t just a CBD retailer. Phillip uses the product herself to deal with chronic health issues resulting from the removal of a brain tumor and side effects from medications prescribed after the surgery. With Intentional CBD, she hopes to help others do the same.

The BVI Tourist Board & Film Commission offered a sailing adventure for eight at the recently held United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

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ST. THOMAS — Sitting behind the counter painting a calabash bowl, retired educator Tulip Fleming lets her creativity flow at her Tropical Creations Gallery & Boutique & Culture Center on Main Street. Filled with pieces Fleming herself created, Tropical Creations offers one-of-a-kind …

The Nevis Tourism Authority unveiled their new Nevis Tourism site — nevisisland.com — on Wednesday, combining panoramic imagery and easy-to-read information about what the Caribbean island has to offer.

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A rocky start due to COVID-19 restrictions did not stop chef Charles Mereday from reopening the iconic Galleon Steaks and Seafood Restaurant at Green Cay Marina on St. Croix, and it hasn’t deterred him from opening the new ParrotFish, a sports and wine bar in downtown Christiansted. Whereas …

Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas has been named the Towergate 2021 International Superyacht Marina of the Year by the Yacht Harbour Association. It’s the only marina in the world to take the top honors four times.

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Small Business Administration Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands District Director Josué Rivera made his first official visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, meeting government officials, small business owners, community organizations and business development centers on both St. Croix…

The U.S. Virgin Islands invited thousands to “Reconnect with Paradise” over the Labor Day weekend at Jay-Z’s “Made in America” music festival, which attracted about 100,000 patrons to Philadelphia’s historic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, widely regarded as the city’s cultural and artistic mecca.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has presented a new edition of one of its most important annual reports, the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2021: Labor dynamics and employment policies for sustainable and inclusive recovery beyond the C…

ST. THOMAS — Brothers Dwight and Dwayne Isaac have taken video gaming, something they have enjoyed since the age of 4 or 5, and turned it into a full-time career with their new Virgin Islands Videogame Network Gaming Lounge. With all the latest and greatest games and equipment, the Lounge of…

A new law taking effect in September will offer local businesses a tax credit of up to $2,500 annually for partnering with the Department of Education to provide hands-on training to students in an effort to enhance and expand Career and Technical Education programs at V.I. high schools.

World Central Kitchen has announced the launch of its fourth round of grants as part of its Food Producer Network. The program helps build resilient local food systems and strengthen food security through direct financial support to farmers, fishers and small food-related businesses.

One day in 1939, Ida May Fuller stopped by the local Social Security office in her hometown of Rutland, Vt., to inquire about Social Security benefits. She knew she had been paying into Social Security and wanted to learn more. The following year, she received the very first Social Security …

ST. THOMAS — No matter what your business, there’s bound to be some paperwork involved and letters to write. Perhaps your business is small and can’t afford to hire a full-time secretary to handle these tasks while you go about running your daily affairs. Front Door Reception can help, offer…

ST. THOMAS — Nicole Turnbull is celebrating not only 25 years in business with her nail salon but also the grand opening of her full-service Paradise Nails and Beauty Bar, officially opening today. The salon, located in Four Winds Plaza, has expanded to include hair and make-up services, mas…

Some of the terms and acronyms people use when they talk about Social Security can be a little confusing. The Social Security Administration strives to explain your benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to communicate clear…

Eric Shaw found himself all dressed up for a night on the town on St. Thomas with few places to go. That’s part of what prompted him to open Paradise Bistro Bar and Grill less than two weeks ago across from Havensight Mall next to Chicken ‘N’ Bowling. With a bright and welcoming atmosphere b…

Let’s be realistic. Cheap furniture just doesn’t hold up very well in the islands, especially when a storm comes through. Blending comfort, quality and aesthetics, owners Ginny Edwards Maxwell and Grant Maxwell help St. Thomas “live beautifully” with their new Seachange furniture store, feat…

It’s risky starting a business during a pandemic, but sometimes you have to take the chance and jump right in. That’s what licensed aesthetician Toyria “Tory” Mason did with the opening of her waxing and skin care business, Touched by Tory, on St. Croix. At the age of 23, Mason shows that yo…

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is strengthening its collaboration with one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to promote sustainable tourism throughout the Caribbean and bolster its efforts to keep the region’s waters healthy …

Communication is crucial in our everyday lives. Without the ability to communicate, a person’s quality of life can be drastically affected. Providing help for children and adults of all ages, medical speech pathologists Sherdrell Washington and Wynella Cherubin deliver a wide range of speech…

There are plenty of reasons why people get dehydrated, but most of them are not serious enough for a hospital visit just to get an IV. With certified nurse Greg Bowen and his new service Island IV, St. Thomians can now get that infusion in the comfort of their own home.

Celebrating the independence of the United States every year on July 4 is a point of joy and pride. For more than 85 years, the Social Security programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. We have three useful online tools to help you achieve the fin…

The government of the British Virgin Islands has launched a COVID-19 Income Support Program to support vulnerable individuals and families experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA), will open a “Made in the USVI” pop up shop on St. John July 1 through 10 at No…

It’s been a rollercoaster ride for Elizabeth Service-Burley since she took over Bella Blu and Pie Whole in Frenchtown on St. Thomas. After two hurricanes in her first year in business and a pandemic that closed many restaurants for good, Service-Burley has mastered the art of flexibility. In…

The U.S. Virgin Islands takes center screen in Flashlight Production’s new TV/online series FOOD BEAT Island Adventures. Created by indie TV series producer John Christian Jr., FOOD BEAT highlights U.S. Virgin Islands culinary staples.

ST. THOMAS — V.I. Port Authority and Tourism Department officials welcomed the inaugural Frontier Airlines flight from San Juan to St. Thomas on Saturday with a fire truck water salute as it arrived at 2:20 p.m. at King Airport.

When Chris Pardo was 12, he was living outside Seattle in the rainy Pacific Northwest and thinking of the tropics. “The weather here is terrible,” Pardo explained.

Sandals Resorts International officially reopened two of its all-inclusive resorts on Friday: Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados. Both are located in the St. Lawrence Gap on the southern coast of Barbados.

There are three things you rarely hear in the same sentence: Monday, brunch and a gentleman’s club. That’s exactly what the young entrepreneurs at Babylon Eats are putting together, finding creative pairings to keep their food business thriving.

In observance of National Safety Stand-Down Week May 3 through 7, the University of the Virgin Islands Safety in Paradise Program and the V.I. Small Business Development Center invites the community to participate in a free virtual event to raise “Fall Hazard” awareness. Safety Stand-Down is…

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