The Department of Education now directly leads and regulates the management and delivery of all VIDE Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that were previously administered through the Department of Public Works.
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.
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.
The automatic length of time for emergency commitment of someone suffering from mental illness or addiction who is an immediate danger to themselves or others will increase from 48 hours to five days, the maximum will increase from five days to 10.