Abandoned Water Bottles in Puerto Rico Follow Up

Puerto Rico (CBS USVI) — Where did officials go wrong? That’s what people in Puerto Rico want to know after hundreds of water bottles were found sitting on an airport runway. It’s a controversy that’s putting government organization against government organization. When a photo emerged on social media in early September, questions piled in. Many wanting […]

Marriot Resort in St. Thomas set to reopen in early 2020

ST. THOMAS (CBS USVI) — Big news for the hotel and tourism industry in the Virgin Islands. The Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriot Beach Resort on track to open in the next two years. The resort which sits at the corner of the busy harbour in St. Thomas has been closed since last years’ storms and […]

After the Storm: Part 2

Last years’ hurricanes took their toll on the Virgin Islands. Island businesses saw that first hand. Many had to shut their doors for repairs or close them for good. With tourism being one of the islands main economic drivers, having fewer stores, restaurants and hotels open, kept the tourists dollars away. But some found ways to open […]

State of Tourism: Travel companies come together to discuss future

Getting hotels and tours back up and running before the winter rush. That was one of the goals of the VI Destination Symposium. Representatives from several travel companies, over 75 of them, met at the Great Bay Resort in St. Thomas Thursday Aug 16. Wednesday they met in St John and St Croix before that, to […]

Facing the storm, one island to another

Michael Colon walks the weeded path that used to lead to his farm of over 20 years. Hurricane Maria turned it upside down. “After Maria the place become like this,” Colon said. Colon lost not only his farm, but his car. It left him without an income and without a way to get around the island. “I […]