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VIEDA’s EDC Commission Holds Hearing on Tax Exemptions for Six Businesses

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) Economic Development Commission (EDC) will hold a public hearing that will focus on…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Senators Upbeat on Mapp's State of the Territory Address

Senators gave Gov. Kenneth Mapp high marks for laying out a clear picture of the territory's financial woes and pointing to a way forward at his first state of the territory address Monday.

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2015-01-27 03:16:11
Budget Woes Prominent in Mapp's First State of the Territory Address

Gov. Kenneth Mapp struck an optimistic tone for the future while nonetheless painting a bleak picture of the territory's financial shape, during his first state of the territory address Monday evening.

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2015-01-27 01:39:18
Undercurrents: Better Mental Health – So Near, Yet So Far

The private-public sector Mental Health Care Commission finally agreed on the way to overhaul mental health care in the territory. Now they can’t get the government to sign off on the agreement.

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2015-01-26 23:07:35
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AARP Holds Community Conversations on Medicare and Social Security

AARP VI will be hosting three public conversations on Medicare and Social Security with seniors during the month of May as part of the Department of Human Services annual celebration of Older Americans Month.
Each of the following events will be held between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
• The first event will be held on St. Thomas at Palms Court Harbourview on Tuesday, May 15.
 • The second event will occur on Wednesday, May 23 on the island of St. John at St. Ursula’s Multi-Purpose Center in Cruz Bay.
•       The final event will be held on Thursday, May 24 on St. Croix at the University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall.
The conversations will focus on the experiences and concerns seniors have with Medicare and Social Security.  These two federal programs form the foundation for health and financial security during retirement and AARP feels that all Americans have earned the right to have a say about these two critical programs.
Space is limited so please pre-register at  713-2002. A light breakfast and lunch will be served to all attendees.  

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