June 29, 2017 3:22 am Last modified: 5:04 pm

Local government

GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean

The V.I. Government and Airbnb have signed an agreement in the Caribbean that will allow the platform to collect the 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the BIR.
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DOH Offers Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy for Addiction

Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy is for those who need assistance with personal recovery from alcohol, or illegal or prescribed drugs.
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Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs to Hold Conference on St. Thomas

The conference will be held from May 22-26 at Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas.
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GERS Seeks Volunteers for New Ambassador Program

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) is now seeking volunteers to be a part of its new public education campaign.
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Senate Changing Mental Health Committal Laws

The automatic length of time for emergency commitment of someone suffering from mental illness or addiction who is an immediate danger to themselves or others will increase from 48 hours to five days, the maximum will increase from five days to 10.
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Virgin Islands Bar Association to Host 23rd Appellate Moot Court Competition

The community is invited to attend the 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot Court Competition on May 16-18.
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Division of Personnel Announces Election Results for GESC Health Insurance Board

Milton E. Potter, director of the Division of Personnel, thanks the employees and retirees who exercised their democratic right by voting in the election.
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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
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VITEMA to Test Siren Warning System, Broadcast Emergency Alert System Monday Morning

VITEMA is making final preparations for the national level, full-scale exercise called Vigilant Guard to be conducted next week in the USVI.
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Personnel Extends Voting for New GESC Health Insurance Commission Members

Employees and retirees can cast their votes using the new telephonic voting number or by accessing the Division of Personnel’s Web site at www.dopusvi.org.
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