The V.I. Legislature approved increasing the local minimum wage to $10.50 per hour by the end of 2018.
Senators voted to approve an increase in taxes on cigarettes, to allow smoking in "cigar factories" that make and sell cigars, along with a slew of other legislation during session Thursday.
The V.I. Legislature voted Thursday to override Gov. Kenneth Mapp's vetoes of bills reforming probate law for inherited retirement investments and creating a fiber optic licensing board.
The UVI Research and Technology Park board voted to revise the 2016 budget after a $1 million allocation by the V.I. government was denied, asserting they can raise the funds from commercial revenues.
Partnerships between the Virgin Islands Government and federal agencies have strengthened significantly over the last year, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp reported this week during a visit to Washington D.C.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp issued an executive order claiming the authority to spend tax money on housing for his lieutenant governor without legislative approval.
The St. Croix Elections Board met Thursday and Friday without success to discuss procedures and deadlines for the 2016 elections with representatives from the territory’s three registered political parties.
A motion to express no confidence in Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes failed at Friday’s St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections meeting after the vote was split three to three.
Pension contribution increases for judges, justices and magistrates enacted in 2011 and 2015 will be rolled back, worsening GERS's unfunded liability, if a bill approved Thursday is enacted into law.
Rejecting the wishes of voters in a 2012 referendum, the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee voted to kill legislation allowing the manufacture and processing of industrial hemp in the territory.