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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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Distribution of Bonus USDA Commodities Slated for St. Croix

In conjunction with The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), bonus USDA commodities will be distributed on St. Croix from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Charles H. Emanuel Elementary School, according to a press release issued Monday by the V.I. Department of Education – State Special Nutrition Programs. 

Senior Citizens 60 years and older, must meet the income eligibility requirements. Other persons or heads of household eligible to receive these commodities must be identified as needy by meeting one of the following criteria:
1.     An individual or head of household that is a client of any of the following income certified assistance programs:
(a)    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(b)    Medical Assistance Program
(c)     A tenant of subsidized public housing.
2.    Persons who are not participants or clients of the above programs must have a family income that does not exceed the 185 percent of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 are as follows: Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Income level (185 %)
Household
Annual 
Monthly 
Twice Per
Every Two
Weekly 
Size
Income
Income
Month
Weeks
Income
1
$20,147
$1,679
$840
$775
$388
2
$27,214
$2,268
$1,134
$1,047
$524
3
$34,281
$2,857
$1,429
$1,319
$660
4
$41,348
$3,446
$1,723
$1,591
$796
5
$48,415
$4,035
$2,018
$1,863
$932
6
$55,482
$4,624
$2,312
$2,134
$1,067
7
$62,549
$5,213
$2,607
$2,406
$1,203
8
$69,616
$5,802
$2,901
$2,676
$1,339
For each additional family   member add:
+$7,067
+$589
+$295
+$272
+$136
 
 
Proper identification such as a SNAP card, Medical Assistance Card or proof of income for persons completing the self certification form must be presented. Commodities will not be given to persons not having proper documentation. Eligible recipients must bring along sturdy boxes or bags to place commodities. Only one distribution package will be given per household.
TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy persons, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance.
For more information on St. Croix’s USDA commodities distribution, contact Federal Commodities Officer Correy A. Lettsome at 774-0100, ext. 2818.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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