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VIPA Warns Public of Craigslist Fraud

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has received several reports from the public regarding false advertisements posted on the Craigslist Web site. The ads list vehicles for sale and states that the VI Port Authority will ship these vehicles to the individuals once money has been received by the seller.

VIWMA Observing V.I. Recycles Month Many Ways

In line with Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp’s proclamation that November is V.I. Recycles Month, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is promoting its programs and initiatives to encourage recycling in the territory. Throughout the month, the authority has scheduled a number of outreach activities.

Gross Receipts Tax Amnesty Still in Effect Until Jan. 3

The Gross Receipts Tax Amnesty, signed into law by Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Oct. 6, 2016 (Act No. 7930), is still in effect but will end on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Consumers Need to Be on Alert for Stolen Meat Products

With the holiday season approaching, Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles reminds consumers to buy local meat only from known livestock farmers. At this time of year, many animals are stolen and slaughtered in the bush and then are sold to unsuspecting consumers who could be harmed.

Consumers Need to Be on Alert for Stolen Meat Products

With the holiday season approaching, Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles reminds consumers to buy local meat only from known livestock farmers. At this time of year, many animals are stolen and slaughtered in the bush and then are sold to unsuspecting consumers who could be harmed.

Fish and Wildlife Deploys Fish Aggregating Devices

The Division of Fish and Wildlife has deployed two new fish aggregating devices (FADs) in the territory.

Conch Season Opens Nov. 1; Regulations Remain in Effect

The fishing community is reminded that the season for queen conch harvest opened on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The regulations on harvesting conch remain in effect.

DPNR to Celebrate November as D. Hamilton Jackson Month

The staff of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources will celebrate November as David Hamilton Jackson Month.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

DOH Holds Three Outreach Events, Gives Free Health Care to 400

Five programs of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) held three outreach events, two on the island of St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, yesterday.

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