St. Thomas family pleads to elected officials to help them get paychecks

Maekiaphan Phillips lives in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands with her family of fifteen. At least half of them haven’t been paid for work they did in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria. Two Category Five Hurricanes that hit nearly two years ago.   “That’s a lot of money to lose in one household,” […]

Hurricane season ends while many still recover from 2017 season

November 30this a day Valerie Nieberg won’t forget. “Total relief. Glass of champagne or glass of wine maybe to celebrate,” Nieberg said. That’s because it’s the end of hurricane season. A time Nieberg dreads after the 2017 hurricane season did damage to her St. Thomas home. You may remember we caught up with Nieberg this past […]

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 […]

Stuck in Paradise

ST. THOMAS (CBS USVI) — “I had no idea it was going to be like this,” Kris Ray, a construction worker said. Kris Ray arrived in St. Thomas August 17th with a team setting out to rebuild homes after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. But soon after he arrived, things weren’t quite as he expected. “We […]

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 […]

After the Storm: Part 1

St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. It might look a little different than it did last year. When two Category 5 hurricanes tackled these islands leaving them barren and depleted. But there is so much more to the VI than these storms. In the next 30 minutes we’ll take a look back, at the […]

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 […]