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Business

FirstBank Virgin Islands Releases Operating Schedule for Oct. 16-20

Effective Oct. 16, FirstBank will observe the following branch hours. There are currently nine FirstBank branches across the USVI and BVI available to serve the public.
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IRS Issues Reminder to Taxpayers as Scams Continue Across the Nation

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of problems normally reported.
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ICMC’s Richard J. Stephenson Donates $5 Million for USVI Recovery Through CFVI

Stephenson, founder and chairman of ICMC on St. Thomas, International Private Bank (IPB) on St. Croix and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), is partnering with CFVI in launching HelpUSVINow! to aid in the recovery of the USVI from the unprecedented ravages of the two storms.
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Potter Announces Maximum Fee a Public Adjuster May Charge Residential Insureds

Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter, who is also the territory’s commissioner of insurance, informs public adjusters and residential property owners that rules and regulations governing the actions of public adjusters in the territory.
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SBA Approves Over $1 Million Disaster Loans; Customer Service Reps Available to Assist Survivors

SBA Customer Service Representatives are at FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center to issue loan applications, answer questions and help individuals complete their applications.
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Crown Bay Center Asks Tenants to Remove Merchandise by Oct. 13

VIPA is conducting emergency, post-Hurricane repairs to Crown Bay Center in preparation for the upcoming tourist season.
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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to USVI Private Non-Profit Organizations Affected by Hurricanes

Examples of eligible non-critical private non-profit (PNP) organizations include but are not limited to: food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.
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Banco Popular Schedules Operation Hours for Oct. 7-10

Banco Popular gives schedule of operations during October 7-10 on St. Thomas, St. Croix and Tortola.
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U.S. Concrete Continues Hurricane Relief by Sending Generators and Needed Items to USVI Employees

U.S. Concrete is furthering its hurricane relief efforts to support affected employees in the U.S. Virgin Islands who are employed by the Company’s two Virgin Islands-based, wholly owned subsidiaries.
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IRS Allows Filing Extensions for Victims of Hurricanes Irma, Maria

Taxpayers who have a valid extension and are in or affected by a federally declared disaster area may be allowed more time to file. Currently, taxpayers impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria qualify for this relief. See the disaster relief page on www.IRS.gov for details.
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