Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Monday vetoed a bill that would have prevented nonresidents hired by or owning a company receiving benefits from the Economic Development Commission from achieving residency status during their period of employment or ownership.
The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission has announced it will conduct the first V.I. Responsible Gambling Awareness Week from Dec. 7-12. The Commission, in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling and ABC Behavioral Consulting Services LLC, will hold a series of events throughout the territory to promote responsible gambling.
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women has made STOP funds available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Funding is based on a statutory formula, according to a press release issued on Friday by Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC).
V.I. Budget Director Nellon Bowry and Gov. Kenneth Mapp's financial team urged the Legislature to approve three pieces of legislation to let the government borrow now, based on anticipated revenues later in the year.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority will reduce hours for its facilities and offices for Emancipation Day and the Fourth of July weekend at its landfill, transfer stations and convenience center, the authority announced.
The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) offices will be closed as follows:
Prisoners sentenced to more than a year in prison will be able to get time off their sentences if they continue their educations, if a bill approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee becomes law.
The Committee on Government Services, Consumer and Veterans Affairs heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal to expand the definition of "abandoned motor vehicle," then held the bill for further amendment.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is continuing its mission to give back to the community and encourage healthy living by hosting a Health Fair and Zumba Fitness Challenge on St. Croix.
NOAA Fisheries reminds the public that commercial and recreational fishing is prohibited in federal waters of the mutton snapper spawning aggregation area in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, from 12:01 a.m., local time, March 1 through June 30.