The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s State Office of Special Education (SOSE) informs the public that copies of the Division’s FFY 2016 IDEA Part B Federal Grant Application are now available for public review in both school districts over the next 60 days.
The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee OK'd a proposed increase in the V.I. cigarette tax along with measures to allow smoking in 'cigar factories' and require job discrimination complaints be filed within 180 days of when discrimination is discovered.
On Friday, for just the second time in it’s 20-year existence, the V.I. Casino Control Commission approved a license to operate a casino on St. Croix, extending a one-year certificate to operate slot machines in the Hotel Caravelle in Christiansted.
p>The Senate is considering a bill, sponsored by Sen. Justin Harrigan, that would make it illegal to operate a jet ski or sailboard close to shore and increase the fines DPNR is able to impose up to $1,000.
A bill directing the West Indian Company to buy property next to Government House on St. Thomas for the governor's residence and take the cost out of WICO's back taxes has become law without Gov. Kenneth Mapp's signature.
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, (DLCA) continues to monitor the prices being charged to consumers by gas and essential commodity retail businesses such as grocery stores and supermarkets, to name a few.
That is why the absence of a sense of urgency in the territory – a chronic problem across multiple areas and sectors – is so disturbing. While other places have moved to plan and implement actions to harden infrastructure, tighten building codes and improve design, here is what the Virgin Islands – in the words of the incumbent governor – has done: established an Office of Climate Change (almost four years ago,) which will hold its first meeting this month. Being the land of task forces, committees, councils and dysfunctional boards has never worked in the past. It won’t work in the future. And the stakes are now much higher. ... See MoreSee Less
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