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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
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Brief: Police Seek Information About Missing Man

July 18, 2008 -- Residents with information on the whereabouts of 27-year-old Tafari Fawkes -- reported missing earlier this week by his family -- are asked to contact police on St. Croix at 778-2211.
Fawkes is six feet tall and weighs 200 pounds, according to a V.I. Police Department news release. He frequents the Williams Delight and Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion housing communities and has two tattoos: one on his upper right arm that says "Lil Duce," and another on his lower right arm that says "Outlaw."
Flyers have already been sent out to key locations around the island, and all law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for Fawkes, the release said.
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