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Applications for Federal Money for Violence Against Women Available

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).

Government Seeking Short-Term Borrowing to Bridge Budget Gap

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.

VIWMA Announced Holiday Hours

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.

GERS to Close Offices for Carnival

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) offices will be closed as follows:

Legislation Would Give Prisoners Time Off for Advancing Educations

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.

Committee Holds Bill to Strengthen Abandoned Vehicle Laws

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.

V.I. Port Authority Offers Zumba Exercise Challenge

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 Advises Mutton Snapper Seasonal Spawning Area to Close March 1

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.

Personnel Announces Entrance Exam for Firefighter Positions

A test for the rank of entrance firefighter in the St. Croix District will be given from May 11-15. The sign-up period to take the exam is March 2-13.

Real Property Owners Must Make Arrangements on Delinquent Taxes

The Tax Collection Office advises real property owners should contact the Tax Collection Office and make payment arrangements on delinquent taxes.

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