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St. John business

Caribbean Solar Company Owners Named V.I. Small Business Persons of 2017

Kevin Schnell and Maya Matthews-Sterling, owners of Caribbean Solar Company, have been named the 2017 Virgin Islands Small Business Persons of the Year.
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U.S.V.I. Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.50 on June 1

Employers and the public are reminded that, effective Thursday, June 1, the minimum wage in the U.S.V.I. will be increased to $9.50 per hour for all employees except tourist service and restaurant employees.
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BIR Reminds Businesses of Excise Taxes Due on Post Office Packages

Items imported into the territory via the United States Postal Service for sale or disposition of a business transaction are subject to excise taxes.
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Viya Extends Hours of Operation, Adds Cashier Hours

To further promote the customer-centric model at the Customer Experience Center, Viya extended its operational hours on May 1 at its Customer Experience Centers.
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Small Business Administration Honors Caribbean Solar Co., Blues Backyard BBQ, Banco Popular

The Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has presented the V.I. Small Business Person of the Year Award to Kevin J. Schnell and Maya Matthews of St. John.
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Lockhart Companies Inc. Announces One Retirement, Two Promotions

The co-CEOs of Lockhart Companies Inc. (LCI) have announced the retirement of a valued, long serving senior officer, and the promotion of two relatively new senior officers.
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viNGN’s New Mobile Public Computer Center Lab to Provide Enhanced Access, Educational Training

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network Inc. has announced its latest initiative with the addition of the Mobile Public Computer Center (PCC) Lab, which will help to enhance public computer access for residents to the viNGN network
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GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean

The V.I. Government and Airbnb have signed an agreement in the Caribbean that will allow the platform to collect the 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the BIR.
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SBA Kicks Off First Emerging Leaders Training Series in Virgin Islands

The U. S. Small Business Administration has kicked-off the first Emerging Leaders Training Series in the V.I., and it has announced the companies selected to participate in the Class of 2017.
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UVI Student Entrepreneurs Win $60,000 in 5th Annual 13D Competition

The 13D Competition is designed to eliminate the obstacle of financing for UVI student entrepreneurs who have developed potentially profitable businesses but have no access to start-up capital.
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