Doing business on island is tough

Windward Painters, doing work at Blue Tang, has payroll to meet Friday.  Because it’s Carnival time on St. Thomas – where some government workers have time off !!! … some banks are closed, others are open. That makes preparing payroll a bit of a juggling and scheduling challenge.

FirstBank closed at Noon Wednesday to celebrate "Food Day."  Thursday is J’Ouvert, a wee-hours special parade and street party, but the bank is open all day.  The Water and Power Authority office is not. On Friday, for "Children’s Parade", all bank branches are closed, WAPA too.  Windward also does business with another bank, which is open only three hours today, Thursday.

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