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In Resources  
NEW 'PRODUCT-IMPROVED' U.S. BUSINESS ADVISOR GIVES FIRMS MORE OPTIONS, FASTER SERVICE
    The refurbished U.S. Business Advisor supplies easy on-line access to many of the most frequently asked questions about businesses and the federal government. It also provides interactive tools that can be used to find solutions to situations involving the environment, health and safety, and permits companies to download many of the forms necessary for regulatory compliance.
 
In In The News  
Local Government Agencies Receive Grant Awards
    Four Virgin Islands agencies received federal funds to improve services and programs to the Virgin Islands community.
 
In Bookstore  
Market Ladies Series
    
 
In Consultants  
Employers Can Get Into Hot Water for Not Applying Labor and Employment Laws Consistently
    
 
In Commentary  
INVESTORS NEEDED FOR CULTURAL TOURISM PROJECTS
    The possibilities for self-sustaining cultural tourism projects on St. Croix are endless, but it would take new vision and eager investors and a highly motivated community working together to make things happen.
 
In Who's Who  
RICHARD A. SHRADER, SR.
    Richard A. Schrader, Sr., author, historian, publisher and chronicler of Crucian life with at least ten published works.
 
In Casino Industry  
CASINO INDUSTRY READY FOR INVESTORS
    Already one casino resort is under construction and scheduled for opening in March 2000 and a second casino venture is pending review and approval by the Commission.
 
In Calendar  
Get a jump-start on opportunities available to local businesses!
    Join Jim Davis, President & CEO and Harold Cain, Manager, Supplier Development of Georgia Power, a Southern Company, as they outline Southern’s economic development plan and how you can secure procurement opportunities with the company. This seminar is hosted by the Women’s Business Center. To register call 773-4995!
 
In Finding A Job  
NURSES, MIDWIVES AND OTHER MEDICAL PERSONNEL IN GREAT DEMAND IN THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS
    St. Croix JFL Hospital is currently seeking all levels of professional nursing to address staffing shortage in critical care areas. Nurse midwives, RNs and LPNs are needed immediately.
 
In Econo-Development  
IGIA Meeting A Success: Largest group of high ranking officials ever assembled for the Insular areas.
     President William J. Clinton established the IGIA on August 9, 1999 by Executive Memorandum, and the first all Federal officials' meeting was held on January 18, 2000. The IGIA will give guidance on policy concerning Guam,the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. The creation of the IGIA acknowledges that complex issues concerning the insular jurisdictions constantly emerge whose resolution cuts across executive agency lines.
 
In Infrastructure  
Information on Ports Readily Available --VI Port Authority has the Best and Most complete Web Site in the Public Sector
    Here is what’s available on the viport.com web site: aviation and marine services, aviation and port fees, leasing information, press releases, project renovation updates, contact numbers, related links, employment & business opportunities, port news, statistics, special events, and much more.
 
In Hiring Legally  
HOVENSA Contractor, Bechtel International -- Demonstrates Commitment to Workforce Development
    The HOVENSA-Bechtel training was designed to increase the chances of employment for residents of the Virgin Islands. Already more than 250 individuals on St. Croix have enrolled in the crafts training in welding, pipefitting, electrical, millwright, civil, and instrumentation crafts in preparation for the building of the Coker Plant at the HOVENSA Refinery. The Training Program, valued at $4000 per trainee, is free to eligible applicants.
 
In Calendar  
Get a jump-start on opportunities available to local businesses!
    Join Jim Davis, President & CEO and Harold Cain, Manager, Supplier Development of Georgia Power, a Southern Company, as they outline Southern’s economic development plan and how you can secure procurement opportunities with the company. This seminar is hosted by the Women’s Business Center. To register call 773-4995!
 
In Tourism  
NEW AIRLINES FLY TO TERRITORY
    As Delta Airlines end direct flights to St. Croix, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Cape Air and Gulfstream Airlines announce plans for flights to the Territory.
 
In Hot VI Jobs  
Attention Employers! Get Qualified Candidates--Post Your Jobs here!
    
 
In Major Industries  
ALCATEL WINS US$200 MILLION UNDERSEA NETWORK IN THE ATLANTIC
    Mid-Atlantic Crossing is the most recent addition to Global Crossing’s plans for an expanding worldwide network which will enable direct undersea fibre optic connectivity between Europe and Japan.