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BIR Informs Public of Increase in Taxes on Tobacco Products

Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

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2016-05-24 23:06:20
Burglars Hit Head Start Program

Computers and other associated hardware were stolen when burglars broke into the offices of the Head Start program on St. Croix, the Department of Human Services announced Tuesday.

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2016-05-24 21:59:09
Customs Officers Make ID Fraud Arrest at St. Thomas Airport

Chintamkumar Patel, 23, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a complaint with using a false document to defraud the United States.

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2016-05-24 21:50:49
St. Thomas business — St. Croix
Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Rate Change Effective Jan. 1

 

As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice an increase in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) effective Jan. 1, 2012.
FUSC surcharge factor recovers the costs associated with Innovative Telephone’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government mandated program is designed to help keep telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Effective Jan. 1, there will be an increase in the charge from 15.3 percent to 17.9 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC rate will increase from $.99 to $1.16. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will experience an increase from $1.40 to $1.64 per line.
Customers will questions regarding this notice should contact the Innovative Business Office at 779-9999. Innovative’s business office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

 

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