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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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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
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
People — St. Croix
IRIS EMELDA BATTISTE DEAD AT 68

Iris Emelda Richards Battiste of Hamilton Jackson Terrace died Thursday, Oct. 19 at Juan F. Luis Hospital. She was 68.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 27 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. A viewing will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
Mrs. Battiste is survived by her husband, Austin Ecedro Battiste; daughters, Lorna Jackson, Yvonne Pogson, Winifred Lawrence, Rena Battiste, Marie Battiste, Yvette Bermudez and Maureen Battiste; sons, Rhudel Lawrence Sr., and Austin Battiste Jr.; mother-in-law, Antoinette Michael; father-in-law, Adolph Battiste Sr.; grandchildren, Marzell, Ezekiel and Elijah Johnson, Sherilyn, Shermaine, Yolander, Ronald and LeVar Pogson, Everlyn Beckles, Barbara, Rhudel Jr. and Kenneth Lawrence, Iris Battiste, George and Michael Parrish, Vernon Jr. and Cassandra Brittan and Antonio Bermudez.
She is also survived by sons-in-law, Marzell Johnson Jr., Ronald Pogson Sr., Roy E. Beckles, Vernon Brittan Sr., and Luis F. Bermudez; sister-in-law, Jean Battiste; brothers-in-law, Alric Battiste, Adolph Battiste Jr., and Robert Lee Brow; daughters-in-law, Lynn Lawrence and Joanne Greenidge; great-grandchildren, Deshaun Schneider and Little Ezekiel; and numerous relatives and friends.

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