There’s a certain sparkle you notice the moment you land, from the floor to the automated immigration kiosk. There’s a newness. There’s a sheen. This isn’t quite like any Caribbean airport you’ve been to — and it will play a big role in the growth of one of the region’s most exciting destinations.

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Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that his administration achieved its goal to restore 90 percent of power to the US Virgin Islands by the holidays, after two Category 5 hurricanes nearly wiped out the territory’s entire electrical grid.

“We set Christmas Day as our target and the linemen and many others worked hard to make this happen,” the governor said. “My team was in daily, and often hourly, contact with those working on the power restoration effort and we held regular meetings detailing energization efforts neighborhood by neighborhood, road by road.”

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The government of the British Virgin Islands has now made available a ‘BVI Open for Business’ map that gives residents and visitors information about businesses that are open to the public and where they are located.

he map was developed by the Town and Country Planning department to let everyone know which of their favourite businesses are opened and their locations.

Premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, said the interactive map is an excellent development.

He noted that a number of government institutions and businesses have had to relocate since Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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