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Forging careers in tourism and hospitality

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Education Foundation marks 25 years of nurturing talent in the hospitality and tourism industry.

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University of the Vigin Islands receives $5 million donation

he University of the Virgin Islands recently received a $5 million gift commitment from investment strategist and entrepreneur Kiril Sokoloff. The Sokoloff gift will enable the University to establish and endow two entrepreneurial initiatives.

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Twilight Zone in the Vigin Islands

Scientists from the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies at the University of the Virgin Islands recently discovered rare coral habitats, which form in deep, dimly lit waters around the globe in what has been called the “Twilight Zone”.

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Drayton offers new take on technology

Nicolas Drayton knew his job would be daunting when he signed on as the new program program director for the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. (VI-EPSCoR)

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Interview with Tom Pas of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Education Foundation

Feature Stories

New technology enhances weather forecasting

The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Marine and Environmental Studies has introduced a new local weather reporting system. Click for more.

Educator and fungi master

Elmore Stoutt, spent 46 years in education and is credited with making massive improvements. He is also an engaging entertainer and known as one of the islands' most intriguing fungi masters. Click for more.

Woman of many genres

She's smart, socially conscious, seductive and scholarly. Opal Palmer Adisa is in love with language and with life. Click for more.

Help for small business in the Virgin Islands

Small business owners in the Virgin Islands may be more fortunate than those in other regions, thanks to a dynamic resource for entrepreneurs. Click for more.

U.S. SBA offers on line course

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers online training access contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged individuals and veterans. Click for more.

Museum Association of the Caribbean

The Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) was founded to bring island cultures, museums professionals, and the public together. Click for more.

Conference pairs ecology and economy

Scientific research in the U.S. Virgin Islands can help grow the local economy. Organizers of a conference on St. Thomas examined ways to develop that kind of growth. Click for more.

Twilight Zone in St. Thomas

Recently discovered rare coral habitats in St. Thomas. These form in deep, dimly lit waters of the world in what is called the “Twilight Zone”. Click for more.

University of the Virgin Islands training future leaders in hospitality industry

University of the Virgin Islands is planning to offer a new degree program for students interested in pursuing careers in tourism. Plans are to jump start the program with two courses in the fall or 2011. Click for more.