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Bryan Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement for Department of Agriculture Employees

"The increased salaries for these and other positions will greatly assist the agency in meeting its staffing goals and improving the quality of life for the affected employees.”

Plaskett Makes Statement on Advancement of the Build Back Better Act in the House

The congresswoman released the following statement regarding the advancement of the Build Back Better Act out of the committee process in the House of Representatives as it moves toward final passage.

FEMA Awards Department of Finance $4.7M to Refurbish Offices on St. Thomas

Currently operating at less than 40% of its capacity, the facility is in dire need of restoration.

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $8M Grant for Lutheran Social Services

Plaskett released the following statement regarding an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands.

St. Croix DOE Human Resources Office Closed Due to COVID-19 Exposure

The office is expected to reopen to the public on Mon., Sept. 20, following thorough sanitization using CDC-approved products.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: September 13-17, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

USDA to Invest $50 Million in New Cooperative Agreements for Racial Justice and Equity

The Racial Justice and Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements are available to entities and individuals for two-year projects that expand the delivery of conservation assistance to beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers.

Partnerships Pave a Path to Strengthen Recovery After Irma and Maria

Hurricane recovery projects are taking shape to make facilities used every day by Virgin Islanders more resilient through support of $3.27 billion from FEMA.

Office of Tax Collector Issues Property Tax Delinquency Listing for 2015 and Prior Years

The delinquency list will be published in newspapers of general circulation in each island district for a period of four weeks, pursuant to the Virgin Islands Code.

Medicare to Cover Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised People

The V.I. Department of Health reminds the public that the third dose, which is only for immunocompromised individuals, must be administered at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Bryan Nominates Cindy Richardson to Be Director of Personnel Division

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has nominated Assistant Labor Commissioner Cindy Richardson as Director of the Virgin Islands Personnel Division.

FEMA Obligates $7.6M to VIHA to Repair Marley Homes, Head Start Facilities

FEMA, through the Public Assistance Program, has allocated money to refurbish 19 residential structures, as well as the community center, office and Head Start buildings.

DOL Announces 2021 Labor and Management Awareness Month

The month of September is dedicated to raising community awareness of available programs, services and resources that help to meet the ever-increasing demand for a strong and skilled workforce.

Public Works Holds Training on How to Handle Fallen Utility Cables, Electrical Lines

In an effort to mitigate the safety and service repercussions that come with cutting fallen lines, the department provided this training to support emergency personnel as well as the utility providers.

Interior Supports Insular Area Students Through Close-Up and Junior State Foundation

The grant of almost $1.5 million is for two civic engagement and education programs for students who live in the insular areas.

Social Security Trustees Release Findings on Long-term Trust Funds Projection

The OASI Trust Fund is projected to become depleted in 2033, one year sooner than last year’s estimate, with 76% of benefits payable at that time.

Labor Department Addresses Direct Deposit Concerns

Virgin Islands Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy advises the public that the V.I. Department of Labor (Labor) transitioned to direct deposit to release funds to claimants on the regular unemployment program in November 2020. The innovative process has allowed millions of dollars to be released to claimants in a timely...

VIHA Gives Updates on COVID-19, Voucher Programs and Public Housing

VIHA continues to do everything possible to ensure that the health, safety and well-being of its public housing residents, program participants and staff are not compromised during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Granting Seniors and Terminally Ill Preference in Civil Actions Becomes Law

All too often, older Virgin Islanders or terminally ill people must cope with the stress they endure as they wait to get their affairs settled in court. In addition, they struggle and live daily with the fear that they can pass away prematurely and before their case is settled.

Courts to Resume In-Person Proceedings, Jury Trials on September 7

The temporary emergency measures implemented at all judicial branch facilities that previously went into effect at midnight, Aug. 2, will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6, and will be replaced effective midnight, Tuesday, Sept. 7.

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Shouldn’t the VI Government also publish a list of people whose tax refund checks are delinquent? People the government owes. Seems only fair.

It would be nice if this was an actual link and not a screenshot

Here's one that should work for you: ltg.gov.vi/departments/property-tax-delinquency-list/

This would be a good opportunity for current and returning Virgin Islanders to buy homes without a huge mortgage

Nice, let people get robbed by Wapa, high cost of food, but when they can’t pay taxes, sell their homes to some rich statesiders! 🤯🤬

The link may not work, but the Avis has published this three times in the last seven days. Ya know what? The animal shelter will be happy for all the extra this month cause that’s what this is worth. You own this property, pay your flipping taxes. Bitch about WAPA but at the same time remember you also have some of the cheapest property tax in the the US

Jane, we just recently received our refund … surprisingly, with interest!

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