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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
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
MLB Creative Is Awarded a Bronze Stevie®

MLB Creative, a U.S.V.I. advertising agency and collaborative studio specializing in advertising, branding and digital design, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Marketing / Advertising Agency of the Year category in the 2016 American Business Awards

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2016-05-24 01:24:00
Deaths — St. Croix
Domingo A. Erarte Dies at 54

 

Domingo A. Erarte, also known as "Mingo," of Williams Delight died on Dec. 1 at his residence. He was 54 years old.
     He is survived by his daughters: Elsie Erarte and Elizabeth "Lizbeth" Erarte; sons: Domingo A. Erarte Jr. (Macho), Anthony "Tony" Erarte and Erickson Erarte; grandchildren: Oliver G. Tejada, Tomas, Raynaldo and Kaylee Corcino, Di' Moniq, De' Janiq and Domingo III Erarte, Mariabell, Anthony and Tahnyris Erarte, and Patrick Llamar Pryce; daughters-in-law: Alika Bratwaite and Xiomara Williams; son-in-law, Tomas Corcino; sisters: Ana Felipe, Joaquina Hernandez, Guadalupe Javier, Carmen Guilamo, Bridgette Nunez, Elsa Erarte, Josefina, Melba and Yesenia Espinal; and brothers: Beny Martinez, Miguel, Alfredo and Jose Luis Espinal.
He is also survived by nieces: Marilenne Martinez, Johanna Felipe, Yucilenny Martinez, Daly Guilamo, Yamileth Martinez and Maguel Espinal; nephews: Christian Javier, Alex Felipe, William Hernandez, Nelson Javier, Amauris Hernandez, Moises Martinez, Nestor Nunez, Jonathan Javier, Randy Guilamo, Mario Martinez and Miguel Espinal; brothers-in-law: Diogenes Felipe, Nestor Nunez, Nelson Javier, Juan Hernandez and Rhadames Guilamo; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
     There will be a viewing held at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

 

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