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Thursday, October 1, 2020

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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.

BIR Launches Online Pay for Excise Taxes Beginning May 20

The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) informs the taxpaying public that the Excise Tax Office now offers online payment options. Excise taxpayers can now enter their excise tax returns online and immediately pay the taxes through MasterCard or VISA.

DPNR’s Division of Building Permits to Hold Public Outreach Events

The general public is invited to join the Division of Building Permits in public outreach events as part of the celebration of Building Safety Month.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

Division of Personnel Schedules Entrance Exams for Police, Corrections Officers

The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Personnel has announced entrance testing for new police and correction officers, territory-wide. In order to be considered, all interested candidates must submit a completed application package at their district office by close of business on Friday, June 3.

Human Services Wraps Up Older American Mont

The Department of Human Services have spent the month of May celebrating senior citizens throughout the territory; now it will wrap things up with more activities and events.

District Court of the Virgin Islands Honors Winners of Jury Poster Contest

In commemoration of Law Day, the District Court of the Virgin Islands sponsored a Jury Poster Contest where students in private, public, and parochial schools in grades 9 through 12 were invited to submit a jury poster that depicted the concept that Legal System + Community = Jury.





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