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Local government

Major Capital Improvement Projects Nearing Completion at Public Schools

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.
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DOH Names Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar New Medical Director

Tai Camille Hunte-Ceasar M.D. has been appointed as the Department of Health’s (DOH) new medical director. She was, born and raised on St. Thomas.
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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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VIWMA to Begin Coastal Interceptor Relocation Project May 30

Traffic will be impacted on the back road from 5-Corners to Breezes Restaurant.
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National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Trains 60 VIPD Officers

This course improves the interdiction of impaired drivers, trains 60 officers in Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training.
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V.I. Parole Board to Consider Inmate Applications in June

The Virgin Islands Parole Board will consider inmate applications for parole from those who are incarcerated on St Croix, in Virginia or Arizona.
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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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DOH Offers Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy for Addiction

Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy is for those who need assistance with personal recovery from alcohol, or illegal or prescribed drugs.
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GERS Seeks Volunteers for New Ambassador Program

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) is now seeking volunteers to be a part of its new public education campaign.
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Senate Changing Mental Health Committal Laws

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.
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