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Mapp Hoping to Balance 2017 Budget with Borrowing, Increased Collections

The governor's administration projects a $110 million budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2017, which they hope to fill with $55 million in new borrowing and $55 million from refinancing existing debt.

DPNR to Conduct Mooring Field Assessments

The Division of Environmental Enforcement will be conducting marine assessments of all mooring fields covered under the U.S. Virgin Islands Code.

DPNR Warns Public of Portuguese Man-of-War Sighting

The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP), which is part of the Division of Coastal Zone Management, advises the public about a recent sighting of Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis) at Robin Bay.

DOH Asks Public to Take Part in Telephone Survey to Assess Health Issues in...

Health Commissioner Designee Dr. Michelle S. Davis informs the public that the V.I. Department of Health has begun a survey to better understand the magnitude of chronic disease issues in the territory.

DOH Reminds Businesses to Renew Health Permits

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) reminds business owners that health permits have an expiration date of Feb. 28, 2016. By law, all business owners are required to renew their health permits each year.

VIHFA to Host 2016 Housing Expos

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has declared June as National Homeownership Month in the USVI. As the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) marks 32 years of providing affordable housing in the territory, it is gearing up to host the 2016 Housing Expos.

Mapp Decries Taxpayer Subsidies for Casinos in Veto Message

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed recent legislation to subsidize casino renovations with tax dollars and decried the Senate's override of his veto giving the Casino Control Commission power to waive investment requirements.

Rules Committee Forwards to Full Senate: Nominees, Bill to Reorganize Judiciary

The Rules and Judiciary Committee moved forward to the full Senate a Superior Court nominee, a board appointee and a bill reorganizing the Judiciary, but held back one nominee for a conflict.

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing or Possession of Queen Conch to Begin June 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition of fishing for queen conch (strombus gigas) or possessing it on board a fishing vessel.

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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