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VIWMA to Permanently Close Bournfield Bin Site on August 1

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) informs residents living on the west end of St. Thomas that effective Monday,…

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VIWMA to Permanently Close Bournfield Bin Site on August 1

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) informs residents living on the west end of St. Thomas that effective Monday, Aug. 1, the authority will permanently close the Bournefield bin site. The property is owned by the Virgin Islands Port Authority and slated for other purposes..

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2016-07-27 08:04:33
Disqualified Senate Candidate Ivy Moses Still On Ballot

Although disqualified as a candidate, St. Thomas Board of Elections member Ivy Thomas is still on the ballot as a Democratic Party candidate for Senate as early primary voting began Tuesday.  

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2016-07-26 22:48:42
Texas Society of the Virgin Islands to Hold 32nd Chili Cook-Off

More than 6,000 attendees are expected at the 32nd annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Brewers Beach on St. Thomas.

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2016-07-26 22:34:41
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Federal Universal Service Charge Rate Change Effective July 3

As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice a change in the Federal Universal Service (FUSC) charge effective July 3.
The FUSC Surcharge Factor recovers the costs associated with Innovative Telephone’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government-mandated program is designed to help keep telephone service rates affordable for all customers in all areas of the United States. Effective July 3, there will be a decrease in the chare from 17.4 percent to 15.7 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FISC rate will decrease from $1.13 to $1.10. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will experience a decrease from $1.59 to $1.58 per line.
Effective July 3, Innovative Telephone subscribers will also see a new charge on their telephone bills. Each telephone access line will be assessed an Access Recovery Chare (ARC) of $.50 for residential and single line businesses and $1.00 for multi-line businesses.
The new ARC charge is a component of the Federal Communications Commission’s program to provide affordable advanced telecommunications services to all Americans. The ARC recovers a portion of the Telephone Company’s Eligible Recovery as defined in the Federal Communications Commission’s Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket Nos. 96-45 and 01-92; GN Docket No. 09-51; WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135 and 10-90; and WT Docket No. 10-208 (76 FR 78384, 76 FR 76623).
Customers with questions regarding this notice should contact the Innovative Business Office at 340-779-9999. Innovative’s Business Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

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