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.
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.
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.
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.
Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.
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.
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.
Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
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.
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.